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Sony VAIO T series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the performance and battery are generally positive. The portability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency, and many are less positive about the touchpad and usability.

screen, design, portability, battery, performance

keyboard, connectivity, sound, usability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO T series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Vaio T Series SVT13112FXS


In 2012, ultrabooks are everywhere. Ostensibly, they're thinner, lighter, possibly more stylish laptops. And, as of late, they're pretty affordable, too. The average Windows ultrabook may have achieved MacBook Air-level prices in 2011, but this year...

The Vaio T is an affordable, slim Sony laptop that shares a lot in common with the design of the Vaio Z, and comes with all the ports and features you'd need, plus a larger hard drive.

The screen isn't the best we've seen on a Vaio, and a horribly shallow nonbacklit keyboard is uncomfortable.

Sony's first ultrabook, the Vaio T, doesn't fall far from the tree of other thin Sony laptops like the Vaio Z, but it's far more affordable: this is ultrabook-as-budget-laptop, not ultrabook as high-end computer.

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Sony VAIO T Review


Overall the VAIO T is another nice entry from Sony into the ultraportable market.

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Sony Vaio T Series SVT13112FXS


Sony's Vaio T Series is more restrained than the company's other notebooks, offering a slimmed-down computing experience complete with third-generation Core i5 CPU for just 800 bones.

Generally good keyboard and clickpad. Slightly above-average performance. Good battery life. Upgrade to Windows 8 (when it comes out in October) for $15

Needs more USB ports. As usual, bundled Sony software overwhelms even simple tasks. Washed out color on dim LCD



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Sony VAIO T Series 13 (SVT131290X)


When Sony sent us its first ultrabook, the VAIO T Series, last spring, we were impressed with its handsome design, wealth of features, and surprisingly affordable price. Fast-forward to the fall, and Sony has refreshed the T Series to coincide with the...

Aggressively priced ; Responsive touch screen ; Long battery life ; Sharp design ; Good port selection

Mediocre keyboard ; So-so Webcam ; No GPU upgrade option

Sony has updated its winning ultrabook with an optional touch screen to take full advantage of Windows 8. That responsive screen adds only $100, and you still get the sleek design and good performance of the original.


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Sony VAIO T Series (SVT13112FXS)


If you're not going to be first to a party, at least make a splash when you show up! That's the rule Sony followed with its first foray into the ultrabook category, the VAIO T Series SVT13112FXS. An "Ivy Bridge"-powered superslim laptop, the T Series...

Affordable price for an ultrabook ; Hybrid hard drive/solid-state technology ; Sharp design ; Good port selection

Mediocre keyboard and Webcam ; Sealed-in battery

Sony's first ultrabook hits almost all high notes, with a sleek design, good performance, plenty of features and—get this!—a very affordable price.

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"Sony Vaio is your worst choice. you will regret it!!!!!"


Vaio is an absolute garbage! if you buy this you are pretty much betting on the machine. If it has any flwas, then, you are stuck bad. They are the only company that don't have return policy (unless you buy it from the store). I sent mine for repair,...

Nothing, Maybe a bit good looking

frequent failure, extremely poor customer service

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"Has the new Intel 4000 graphics."


New graphics 4000 chip/card. Suppose to be 2.5x faster than 3000. Regular hard drive plus SSD (hybrid)

Back at you on this one.

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"Pretty solid for a Sony"


This is the first Sony I've ever bought that ... 

So portable and light - totally powerful. Great screen

Sony support

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"Excellent Portable Laptop"


I find that the smaller and lighter a laptop, the more I'll use it. The Vaio T-series definately fits the bill. It's fast enough for all my office tasks, has a great display that is very bright, and excellent battery life. On a recent trip to Europe I

Only a 40 gig internal hard drive, so you may want to purchase a USB 2.0 portable drive (I use the Pocketec 40 gig). Also, the headset volume could be boosted more, so you'll probably want a noise cancelling headset to watch DVDs on a flight

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"Fits to your backpack like a book"


All possible for this size and weight except further mentioned cons. Especially admire moderate heating and stylish design

1. It would be nice to have the S-Video or AV output there 2. As it was mentioned before, frontal position of the earphones plug is not very wise decision. 3. Sony hard drive partition steals 6 GB from 40. Can be "cured" if you can find in Inet some .dl

Product Specifications

Made to make you look good, move free and stay connected to everything that matters, VAIO notebook computers exceed expectations.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.6in
Diagonal Size (metric):26.9cm
Technology:TFT active matrix


Model:T Series
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Input Device



Data Bus Speed:400MHz


Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:1.1GHz
Processor Number:733
Type:Pentium M


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:1GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2