Sony Vaio SVT-1311 Series
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.
Affordable price for an ultrabook, Hybrid hard drive/solid-state technology, Sharp design, Good port selection
Sleek modern design; Solid performance and graphics; Accurate touchpad; Fast boot and wake from sleep times;
Swift performance, Ample storage.
Moderately priced, lightweight, Good audio, fast startup, lots of storage.
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.
Headphone jack is way too quiet, Screen is dim.
Needs more USB ports. As usual, bundled Sony software overwhelms even simple tasks. Washed out color on dim LCD.
Mediocre keyboard and Webcam, Sealed-in battery
Shorter battery life than other Ultrabooks; Reflective display; Keyboard not backlit;
Half a pound overweight, No WiDi.
Keyboard isn't great, Hybrid drive slows down some tasks.
By PC Mag on October 11, 2012
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...70
By cnet on October 11, 2012
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...70
By theregister.co.uk on October 08, 2012
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...75
By Expert Reviews on September 22, 2012
Ivy Bridge and an SSD make a world of difference, but it's expensive...60
By DigitalVersus on August 17, 2012
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....60
By Good Gear Guide on August 14, 2012
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...70
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on August 07, 2012
This business-oriented Ultrabook has a dim screen and a quiet headphone jack--not ideal for on-the-go users....70
By Wired on July 30, 2012
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...60
By TechRadar on July 12, 2012
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...70
By Engadget on July 10, 2012
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...-