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Sony VAIO T13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the reliability and price are generally positive. The design and battery also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the sound and energy efficiency. Views are divided on the portability.

performance, battery, design, price, reliability

screen, keyboard, energy, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO T13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Sony Vaio T13 SVT1312V1ES Ultrabook

 

Touch-book. Sony is affordable. A real SSD, high-end aluminum chassis and touchscreen for 885 Euros (~$1164). A premium Vaio for little money? ...

Short wake-up times ; Good battery life ; Fast SSD & high application performance ; Very good workmanship ; USB 3.0, VGA and HDMI ; Fair price ; Removable battery ; Easy-to-use touchpad ; Keyboard's good feedback

Low brightness, particularly on battery power ; The edge-to-edge screen's extreme reflectiveness ; Low contrast

The empty 2.5-inch SATA slot lets the hearts of hardware tuners beat faster. The RAM is not soldered and there are two real SODIMM slots. The 13-incher runs for nearly six hours despite the "small" 45 watt hour battery. Kudos

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Sony VAIO T13 (SVT13114GXS)

 

The Sony VAIO T13 (SVT13114GXS) ($849.99 list) is an all-metal ultrabook that aims at being both attractive and functional for the user that wants more out of his laptop than just a commodity experience. When the price difference between class leader...

Full-size HDMI port. Decent price. Large hard drive. 32GB SSD is larger than rivals. Aluminum and Magnesium construction. 7 hour battery life

Only 30-day subscription to Internet Security. A few bloatware icons on desktop. Slower than systems with non-hybrid SSD. Heavier than rivals. No keyboard backlight. Fan is a little obtrusive

The all-metal Sony VAIO T13 (SVT13114GXS) ultrabook seeks the perfect mix of design, functionality, and performance, and mostly succeeds. However, similarly priced rivals shine just a bit brighter on features and performance.

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Sony Vaio T13 Ultrabook ( touch screen)

 

The Vaio T series is Sony's line of 13.3- and 14-inch ultrabooks that start at a reasonable price of $669. When we reviewed a $799 13.3-inch version of it back in June , we noted that it really didn't stray far from other slim Sony laptops like the...

The Sony Vaio T13 Touch gives you the convenience of a full-size keyboard and touch pad with a responsive touch screen for experiencing the Windows 8-style interface. It has very good performance for its class and excellent battery life.

The T13 Touch doesn't have a backlit keyboard and it's on the heavy side (if you consider 4 pounds heavy). The screen doesn't go fully flat and its hinges aren't stiff enough to handle writing or drawing well.

If you like the idea of having a touch screen on your Windows 8 laptop, the Sony Vaio T13 Touch isn't a bad way to go.

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Sony VAIO T13 Review

 

If you're looking for a well-designed and fast Ultrabook without breaking the bank, the $799 Sony VAIO T13 belongs on your short list. Sony also deserves credit for designing a clickpad that works well and offering support at the touch of a button....

Sleek, modern design, Solid performance and graphics, Accurate touchpad, Fast boot and wake from sleep times

Shorter battery life than other Ultrabooks, Reflective display, Keyboard not backlit

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Sony Vaio T13 review – a stylish and affordable ultrabook

 

The Sony Vaio T13 is a budget ultrabook, but an overall nice, solid and fast machine. It does have its downsides of course, as corners are cut in order to meet the low price, although I don't find any of them true deal-breakers.

nice design, feels overall solid, several hardware configs available, runs cool, the battery, memory and hard-drive are easily accessible, good price

a bit heavy, mushy keyboard, noisy when pushed, sub-par battery life, poor screen, poor performances on this tested unit

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Sony Vaio T13112FXS

 

Ultrabooks are certainly not hard to come by these days, but the Vaio T13112FXS from Sony aims to be different. It has a sub-$800 price tag, a 500GB hard drive and a new Intel Core "Ivy Bridge" processor. While a really great deal, it does suffer from...

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Sony Vaio T13 Touch review: ultraportable laptop with a touch screen

 

At 1.6kg it's by no means the lightest ultrabook around but it's undoubtedly an ultraportable. You can pick it up quite easily with one hand, and it's just 19mm thick, so you can slip it into a backpack or briefcase and carry it practically everywhere...

There’s no single feature of the T Series 13 that is particularly eye-catching or innovative. However, it does provide you with an ultraportable design with good performance and battery life for well under £800, which – regardless of what you think...

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Sony VAIO T13

 

The VAIO T13 is Sony's first Ultrabook and manages to impress for its sub-£600 price.

Very affordable, Original design, Decent screen

Relatively heavy and ‘fat’, Average keyboard, Average performance

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Sony Vaio T13 Ultrabook review

 

Sony has arrived fashionably late to the ultrabook party. However, you could argue that the Z series, which went on sale in mid-2011, was an Ultrabook in all but name. The new T series is available with 11 and 13-inch screen sizes, both having the same...

We've only spent a short amount of time with the Vaio T13 so we'll post a full verdict along with the full review.

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Sony VAIO T13 review

 

The SVT1311M1E is available to pre-order on Sony's website but will go on sale in John Lewis, PC World and other high street shops in early June. If you'd prefer something smaller and lighter, the T11 starts at £629 for the SVT1111C5E model which...

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