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Sony VAIO T series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Sony VAIO T series. 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 design. The price and portability also get good feedback. Reviews about the sound and keyboard are different, while there are some negative reviews about the touchpad.

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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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO T series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Sony VAIO T series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The price and portability also get good feedback.

performance, portability, price, design, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: 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...

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

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

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: abaxter (NotebookReview.com)

Sony VAIO T Review

 

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

Nov, 2004

EDITORS' CHOICE!

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

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.

Nov, 2012

BUSINESS READY!

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

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.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony VAIO T Series (SVT13116FGS) Ultrabook

 

Sony VAIO T Series review: a third gen Core i7 Ultrabook with plenty of style and a few shortcomings

Core i7 CPU ; Fast SSD ; Battery life ; Good style

Glossy screen ; Fairly noisy ; USB ports only on one side ; Keys feel too shallow

Good looks, fast performance and long battery life are the standout features of the Sony VAIO T Series (SVT13116FGS). However, it's an Ultrabook that could use a bit of refining: we'd like a better keyboard, dual-band Wi-Fi, a matte screen and a USB...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Abhijit Ahaskar (pcquest.ciol.com)

Sony Vaio T Series Ultra-book

 

Sony has joined the mid-segment ultra-book league with its latest T Series ultrabook Vaio SVT11113FGS priced at Rs 49k and powered by Intel's 3rd gen processor.

A good performer but loses out on features to the Samsung Series 5 ultrabook.

Consumer review by: kun (newegg.com)

SONY VAIO T Series SVT13124CXS 13.3" Touchscreen Ultrabook

 

touch screen, price, weight

the laptop is running ,but the screen doesnt show anything. Just the black screen

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: Kethak (sony.com)

Great Laptop

 

Loving it. I'm a Mac user with all of the Apple hardware so I thought I would look at slowly changing to other OS systems. This laptop has impressed me. I'm still learning Windows 8 but I'm really liking this laptop. In fact, I've not picked up my iPad...

Touchscreen, size is perfect for my use, screen is very clear, Windows 8

No backlighting on the keyboard

Jan, 2013

Consumer review by: tech buyer (newegg.com)

Nice W8 touch screen, but noise CPU fan

 

I have used other Sony laptop, and various other laptop, MAC, DELL, LENOVO. non of them get this loud.

Very nice, fast and shiny ultrabook with Win8. is not even warm yet

After ~2 weeks use, the fan noise gets fairly loud, definitely when you are using it in the quiet room, and it is becoming annoying. Still need to contact Newegg or Sony support if there is a away to lower the fan speed, the CPU case

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

not recommended for Skype users

 

compact and light weight ; operate 4+ hours on battery ; low heat and low noise ; touch screen

the microphone is placed close to speaker - this creates a feedback sound loop problem when use Skype or other chat system ; No microphone input ; The metal cover at the back of the LCD conducts electricity when plug in to the power adapter

Dec, 2012
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Product Specifications

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

Audio

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

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:3760 / 4050
Battery life (max):4.5 / 5.5
Battery performance:3760 / 4050
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Camera

Front camera resolution:1280 x 1024
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

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

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Ultrabook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.1in
Height:1.3in
Weight:3.1lbs
Width:10.7in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13.3 / 14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touchscreen:No / Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Display (Projector)

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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
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):1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:T Series
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Input Device

Type:Keyboard

Keyboard

Keyboard key pitch:0.752
Keyboard key stroke:0.0472
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Modem

Type:Fax / modem

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g / Bluetooth
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / No

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:HD / Intel High Definition Audio/ Clear Phase/xLOUD
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

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

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
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

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Clock Speed:1.1GHz
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Manufacturer:Intel
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-3217U
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3
Processor frequency:1.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-3217U
Processor Number:733
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105
Type:Pentium M

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 / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
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 Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No
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):N / No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697
Processor code:SR0N9
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

RAM

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

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD / MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:32
Storage media:HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:532

Storage Controller

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics 2

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.9 / 9.37
Depth (imperial):8.9
Height:0.75 / 0.819
Height (imperial):0.75
Weight:3.77 / 4.1
Width:12.7 / 13.6
Width (imperial):12.7