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,
Excerpt: Sony’s Vaio T13 doesn’t turn into a tablet or do anything particularly exciting – it is, in effect, simply an updated version of last year's T13 ultrabook with a touchscreen bolted on. However, it provides good performance and a lightweight, portable design at a competitive price. See all laptop reviews .
Excerpt: Since the Ultrabook revolution kicked off at the end of last year, we've seen an array of manufacturers unleashing their skinny machines in an attempt to cash in on the latest PC trend. The Apple MacBook Air (the Ultrabook that isn’t an Ultrabook at all) kicked off the newest laptop bandwagon and the likes of the Asus ZenBook UX31 , the HP Envy 14 Spectre and the Acer Aspire S3 have since wowed us with their combinations of impressive spec sheets and skinny chassis.
Sony Vaio T13 : un ultrabook élégant mais imposant
3 weeks ago
Summary: Alors que l'ultrabook reste un marché de niche, certains constructeurs décident pourtant de rejoindre Intel dans l'aventure, même sur le tard. C'est le cas du nippon Sony, dont nous testons aujourd'hui le T13.
Pros: Qualité de finition / fabrication, Clavier bien pensé, Grille tarifaire intéressante
Cons: Écran très moyen, Performances sur ce modèle, Pas de rétroéclairage, Core i3 d'ancienne génération