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Sony VAIO Pro 13

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Device Description

The Sony VAIO Pro 13 is an Ultrabook™ laptop family. The current generation is powered by a fourth-generation Intel Core processor (formerly "Haswell").

We have not tested the previous generation, which is powered by a third-generation Intel Core processor (formerly "Ivy Bridge"), as such the older model is currently an Unsupported System. We recommend upgrading the Wi-Fi to an Intel 7260-AC on older models.

Support Status

  • VAIO Pro 13 - Green (Console OS works well on this device)

Console OS DR1 will work with most VAIO Pro 13 models. Some earlier models may have shipped without an Intel 7260-AC Wi-Fi card, and we encourage you to upgrade to it if so. It takes about $15 and 15 minutes to do.

Installation Instructions

You must be running the latest BIOS from Sony.com before installing Console OS. We only test and validate Console OS using the latest system BIOS available, and BIOS updates are critical to the performance-tuning of Console OS and the underlying UEFI firmware.

Before installing, fully read the Release Notes - Including creating a Windows Recovery Drive, and disabling Secure Boot, as well as creating a Console OS Install Flash Drive.

To install Console OS, rapidly press the F12 key when booting the machine. Make sure a USB keyboard is connected (per the notes above) Make sure the Console OS Install Flash Drive that you built per the Release Notes is inserted prior to powering the machine up.

If the Console OS Install Flash Drive does not show up in the F12 boot menu, this is typically due to the machine not waiting long enough for your USB flash drive to enumerate. To work around this, press Control-Alt-Delete and try again. Do not cold boot the machine in this situation.


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