Summary: The Sony VAIO T13 is an ultrabook that is externally very attractive, mainly due to fine lines and read and practical touch screen display, the latter feature which also makes it distinctive compared to the other models available. The technical details, however, is substantially mid-range, so the price at which it is sold can be considered very high compared to the overall quality.
Pros: HDMI output, HD Webcam, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth; shell aluminum alloy and magnesium card slot for memory, processor power, RAM
Summary: 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.
Pros: 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.
Cons: 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.
Conclusion: 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.
Pros: Full-size HDMI port. Decent price. Large hard drive. 32GB SSD is larger than rivals. Aluminum and Magnesium construction. 7 hour battery life.
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.
Summary: 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. Unfortunately, this notebook's screen has narrow viewing angles and the 5-hour battery life is below average.
Pros: Sleek, modern design, Solid performance and graphics, Accurate touchpad, Fast boot and wake from sleep times,
Cons: Shorter battery life than other Ultrabooks, Reflective display, Keyboard not backlit,
Conclusion: Il Sony VAIO T13 è un ultrabook che esternamente è molto accattivante, grazie soprattutto alle linee sottili e leggere e al praticissimo display touchscreen, caratteristica quest'ultima che lo rende anche distintivo rispetto a gli altri modelli in circolazione. La scheda tecnica, però, è sostanzialmente di fascia media, pertanto il prezzo a cui viene venduto può essere considerato decisamente elevato rispetto alla qualità complessiva.
Pros: Scocca in lega di alluminio e magnesio; Uscita HDMI; Webcam HD; RAM; Slot per schede di memoria; Potenza processore; Wi-Fi e Bluetooth