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Sony VAIO SVT13116FX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Sony VAIO SVT13116FX. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the usability and reliability. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the keyboard. There are mixed opinions on the design and durability.

performance, portability, size, reliability, usability


On average, users rate this product 78/100.

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I run Acrobat X, MS Office, and other various projects. Never have to bring the charger but if I did it is super portable and small in size for easy storing. Love the rapid wake and motion sensor. I use this computer for 7 to 10 hours a day...

Great Battery and Performance

No illuminated keyboard

Sep, 2012

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Nice but battery life is a question.


Having the ultrabook just two days, only seeing 3-4 hours of battery life on full charge (not the 7+ hours advertised). Contacted Sony tech support, they said the batter is a new Polymer technology that requires a break in period of a week or two....

Looks good. Fast. Nice features. Sony tech support is great (see comments below)

Glossy screen tough to see in direct light. Mouse pad size/position makes it east to bump while typing, will need to get used to it. Some sharp corners in the laptop design can be annoying. Battery life is still a question mark (see other thoughts)

Aug, 2012

Consumer review (

Vaio T Series, exceeds expectations


I ordered the T series with Windows Professional 64 bits and 8 GB of RAM, and even withthose enhancements, the price was reasonable.

Fast, solid and with a nice appearance

The display could be less reflective

Aug, 2012

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Everything good except battery


I like almost everything in this VAIO, given the price/quality ratio, this product is great. However, while I did not I expect the battery to last exactly as advertised (up to 7.5 hours) I thought it would be closer to that than the 3.5 hours mine...

light, fast, good screen

battery life short

Aug, 2012

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I was very exciting to get the SONY ultra-book (SVT13116FXS) I purchased via Sony Online recently. But I was quite disappointed when I started to experence it since the ultra-book is really very noisy with its fan during working. I am a loyal user of...

Aug, 2012

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Regretting It


I got the base i7 last week. After the first full charge out of the box I saw a whopping 4 hours of battery life on power saver mode with bluetooth and internet off. I supercharged this thing up to 4.5 hours by removing as much of the crapware as I...

good size/weight, very sturdy, SD card fits entirely inside

Bad trackpad, bad battery, tons-o-bloatware

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Perfect ultrabook


I purchased this ultrabook 1 month ago and everyday it surprises me how fast it is.

Very fast and portable

can`t think of anything

Jul, 2012

Consumer review (

Very nice choice


I am a fan of Sony products and as expected the product is very good in its class with reasonable price tag. The battery last long hours. It could have come with a backlit keypad, I am happy with the purchase.

lightweight, HDMI port, priced right, nice look

baklit key bod

Jun, 2012

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Very satisfied


I have only two complaints, both relatively minor. The first is the keyboard is only okay. It is certainly very usable and I adjusted to it, but the chiclet-style keys have little travel, so it isn't the best designed keyboard I've ever used. The other...

Every port you may need; fast(ish); light; battery life


Jun, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio/Clear Phase/xLOUD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Battery Capacity:4050
Battery life (max):7.5
Battery performance:4050
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Internal memory:6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio/Clear Phase/xLOUD
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
PCI Express configurations:1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:3
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:1.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I7-3517U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:65714
Processor code:SR0N6
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard drive speed:5400
Storage media:Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:532

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (imperial):8.9
Height (imperial):0.71
Width (imperial):12.7