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Sony VAIO T13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and value for money are overall positive. The portability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas views are divided on the keyboard. The sound and energy efficiency get critical opinions.

battery, performance, portability, value for money, design

screen, 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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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 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

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’.

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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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"It's a Sony - but there is no Wow. The screen is dire."


Sony had the opportunity to make a world beating product but have under-achieved - simply by shaving the quality off where the customer expects it - especially the screen. It is hard to understand how the screen which is such a poor piece of kit could...

Portable, light, solid with touchscreen. Can have I7 CPU + 8GB memory. Intel graphics OK. SSD/hark disk quick. Build quality good. Battery life adequate. HDMI & SD sockets good. Sony software support OK. Gigabit Ethernet is fast. Battery replaceable.

The 13.3" screen is frankly ghastly. Reflective; colour balance awful and sensitive to screen viewing angle. It has 2 USB sockets - one USB2 one USB3. Why not make both USB3? No SPDIF output. Keyboard not backlit. Uses 2.4GHz wifi only.

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"Sub par product, sub par customer service."


At first, I had the previous generation of this computer, the non-touch screen. That one ended up being nothing but problems. The computer would shut down right after start because the fan was not functioning. Unfortunately, Sony's repair center could...

Its slim, has a very solid case and looks awesome. Battery life could be better, but honestly does everything I need it to do. Runs some basic games okay, and it does all the things an ultra book should do.

Audio quality is pretty low, does not always seem to keep up with movements on the touch screen, my

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"Guess what...!"


Guess what...!

vaio has manufacturing issues!!!

Power circuit on the motherboard is just fake!!!