Sony Vaio SVT-1311 Series

  • Sony Vaio SVT-1311 Series
70
Based on 32 scores, 48 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    9
  • Bad:
    11

Pros:

  • Full-size HDMI port, Decent price, Large hard drive, 32GB SSD is larger than rivals, Aluminum and Magnesium construction, 7 hour battery life.
  • 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.
  • Good keyboard and trackpad, Attractive, differentlooking.

Cons:

  • 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 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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Mag on 70

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...

By cnet on 70

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...

By theregister.co.uk on 75

Overall, Sony gets a thumbs-up from me for starting to prise open the Ultrabook market by making it more affordable to people like me. That Sony, of all companies, should being doing this is remarkable. ® More Ultrabook ReviewsHP Spectre XTAcer...

By Expert Reviews on 60

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

By DigitalVersus on 60

In terms of both design and price, the Sony Vaio T13 is closer to the Aspire S3 than the Zenbook Prime UX31A or MacBook Air. Despite a few shortcomings, the T13 is good value for your money, as long as you stick with the less expensive options....

By Good Gear Guide on 70

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...

By PC World on 70

This business-oriented Ultrabook has a dim screen and a quiet headphone jack--not ideal for on-the-go users....

By Wired on 60

Sony already has one ultrabook on the market — and at prices ranging up to $3,000, the Vaio Z Series is the most expensive laptop in the category that you can buy.To counterbalance the excess of its sky-high Vaio Z, Sony has another option for you....

By TechRadar on 70

There are Ultrabooks out there that offer a slicker experience than the Sony Vaio T13 but, at £679/$769.99, it only really has two rivals: the Novatech nFinity 2367 Plus and the Acer Aspire S3 . And while it can't quite match that duo for speed and...

By Engadget on -

A budget-friendly Ultrabook is almost an oxymoron. Usually, the thinner the laptop, the higher the price. Solid-state drives and nice-to-have extras like backlit keyboards and high-res displays don't come cheap, either. For an Intel-approved system...

By NotebookCheck on 84

We have mixed feelings when we look at the modifications that the Sony Vaio SVT1311M1ES underwent on its road from pre-production to retail unit. The model is still a good Ultrabook with a great fit and finish and quality construction. Some features,...

By Expert Reviews on 80

A well-rounded entry-level Ultrabook, although not without its faults...

By Channel Pro on 60

Currently the best low-priced Ultrabook on the market, but this Sony does have its weaknessesRating: 3Average: 3 (1 vote) After many months of waiting, Sony has finally unveiled its first Ultrabook, the VAIO T Series. The real surprise isn’t just how...

By PC Pro on 67

Currently the best low-priced Ultrabook on the market, but this Sony does have its...

By Techworld on -

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...

By Computer Shopper on 90

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....

By LaptopMag on 70

Sony's first Ultrabook, the VAIO T13, offers an elegant design and fast third-generation Core i5 performance, but the battery life could be...

By PC Mag on 80

New "Ivy Bridge" ultrabooks are arriving, and the Sony VAIO T13 (SVT13112FXS) is a nifty example. It's a fast, handsome ultrabook for the value price of $800. ...

By PC World on 70

The Sony VAIO T13 delivers most of what you expect from an Ultrabook with some popular consumer features at a surprisingly affordable...

By evogadget.com on -

While it is true that the market is full of ultrabooks which are far better than the Sony VAIO SVT13114GXS, it is equally true that this model should not be forgotten on a shelf. Its design is very appealing and it greatly makes up for what is happening...