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Sony VAIO T13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Sony VAIO T13. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and battery are generally positive. The design and price also get good opinions. Comments are divided on the portability. There are some critical views about the sound and energy efficiency.

performance, price, design, battery, 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

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

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Sony Vaio T13 Touch review: Sony's solid ultrabook gets dressed with a touch screen for Windows 8


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.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (

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.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

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

Jun, 2012

Expert review by: Andrei Girbea (

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

All in all, the Sony Vaio T13 is a rather good laptop, for its price. As a budget machine, you can’t expect it to be as good as the premium 13.3 inch ultrabook, so it’s obvious Sony had to cut some corners in order to get this one in stores as cheap as...

Aug, 2012

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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...

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Sony Vaio T13 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint


Sony is setting a trend by not jumping on the bandwagon as soon as it starts rolling. It was slow off the mark with its Android tablet, for example, and

May, 2012

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (

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...

Apr, 2013

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Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (

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

We have no complaints regarding the touchpad though. While not as large as the massive glass pads on many premium Ultrabooks, it offers a pleasant surface and responsive action, with a nice click to its integrated ‘buttons’.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (

Sony VAIO T13 (mid-2012) review


Ivy Bridge and an SSD make a world of difference, but it's expensive

When it first went on sale, the T13 was one of the cheapest Ultrabooks around, but that’s no longer the case – the price barrier to own one has fallen through the floor in just a few short months. It might be portable, powerful and up to date, but it...

Sep, 2012