Pros

  • Good audio, fast startup, lots of storage
  • Moderately priced, lightweight

Cons

  • Keyboard isn't great
  • Hybrid drive slows down some tasks

At A Glance

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

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.sony.com/

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number SVT13126CXS
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5
Processor speed 1700.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Processor count 2
Display
Display size 13.3 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 5400.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
General Information
UPC Code 027242859562
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n/b/g
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Dimensions
Width 12.7 inches
Depth 8.9 inches
Height 0.8 inches
Weight 3.4 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.9 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard
  • Touchpad (multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 123.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 6:27   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 17.9   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 3254.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 9.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 590.1   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 489.1   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 240.4   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 255.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 155.4   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Gaming Score 69.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 8.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 14.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 11.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 19.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 14.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 18.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 28.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 36.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 85.0
Working power usage 3.2   Watt hours
Idle power usage 8.2   Watts