VAIO T Series 13 Ultrabook

VAIO T Series 13 Ultrabook

Sleek, responsive performance and extreme mobility meets the power of a touchscreen.Designed without compromise, it's the ultimate travel companion and workhorse for purely business or simply pleasure. With a brushed aluminum shell, the latest storage technologies and long battery life, the only thing missing is you behind it. VAIO T Series 13 Ultrabook

Features

Ultrabook<sup>™</sup> touch

Ultrabook touch

The VAIO T Series 13 Touch Ultrabook has a glass touchscreen that extends over the bezel, perfect for finger-friendly Windows® 8. It's designed with all the connectivity ports that other Ultrabook laptops may lack. You can have it all with this thin and light Ultrabook taking it with you anytime and anywhere.

Beautiful 13.3" touchscreen display

Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, this laptop features a capacitive touchscreen, for a more responsive touch experience. The unbelievably crisp picture quality makes your photos and movies more enjoyable. The 13.3" (1366 x 768) display includes an LED backlight that helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life.
Beautiful 13.3" touchscreen display
ArtRage Studio

ArtRage Studio

ArtRage Studio is a stylish, intuitive painting and drawing package that makes it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your computer. Its wide range of artistic tools lets you get right down to the creative process without forcing you to learn complex or technical controls.

Sony's Media Apps

Experience your content like never before with Sony's Media Apps. We bring together the very best of Sony's state-of-the-art technologies to provide an exceptional experience. You get seamless connectivity across all of your Sony devices to your content. Share and play with your content as you choose. Quick and easy access to content stored locally, on DLNA® servers, or from PlayMemories Online.
Sony's Media Apps
Full connectivity

Full connectivity

VAIO PCs seamlessly integrate ports so you don't have to carry a dongle. HDMI®, VGA and Gigabit Ethernet ports mean you can connect to your HDTV, Blu-ray Disc player, external monitor and more (cables sold separately). With the USB 3.0 port, transfer heavy files at speeds up to ten times faster than USB 2.0. Don't forget the memory card slot for quick transfer of photos and videos.

Hybrid Hard Drive

With a HHD (Hybrid Hard Drive) you get the best of magnetic-hard disk drives and flash memory. Get faster access to your data, and faster boot up compared to a standard hard drive.
Hybrid Hard Drive
Simple multi-gesture touchpad

Simple multi-gesture touchpad

The multi-gesture touchpad is the most intuitive way to interact with your laptop. Scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom in and out of images, swipe to flip through pages or photos, and you can even rotate an image, and much more.Use your touchpad in the same way as if you were touching the screen. And rather than clicking on a button, just click on the left or right mouse areas in order to activate those functions.

Listen up

Integrated stereo speakers utilize the Clear Phase and xLOUD technologies, which delivers a richer, bolder and louder presence. xLOUD technology enhances speaker volume without sacrificing quality.
Listen up
Rapid Wake

Rapid Wake

With Sony's own Rapid Wake technology, you never have to shut down your computer again. Whether you are done working for the day or just heading out to get some coffee, simply close the lid to put your PC into sleep mode. Then, when you're ready to start again, resume in two seconds with your data safe and secure. If you are unplugged, don't worry about draining your battery. Your PC can stay in sleep mode for days10.

HD web camera

The built-in webcam and microphone let your family and friend see you clearly while chatting. The Exmor® sensor helps guarantee a clear, bright picture even in dimly-lit rooms. And with select applications, you can use the webcam and a few simple hand gestures to turn pages, skip songs, adjust the volume and more.
HD web camera
The handiest port around

The handiest port around

Forgot to charge your phone or mp3 player Just plug your device via USB cord into the USB sleep charge port and start charging. Even if the PC is shut down and not plugged in you can still use it. And don't forget that the USB 3.0 port is perfect for connecting a compatible external hard drive and allowing you to wait less and transfer data up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.

Support for your PC

There's nothing standard about the standard Sony limited warranty on VAIO® computers. We cover parts and labor on covered repairs. And we have extensive on-line support where you can chat with an associate and access drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums and more. Or if you prefer, you can just call us on the phone8. We are here to help.
Support for your PC

Specifications

Processor
Processor Type Intel® Core i3-3217U
Processor Technology Dual Core
Processor Speed 1.80GHz1
Processor Cache 3MB
Software
Operating System Genuine Windows® 8 64-bit
Supplied Software Microsoft Office trial, VAIO Care, PlayMemories Home, ArtRage® Studio
Anti-Virus Software Kaspersky® Internet Security 30-Day Trial Offer12
Display
Screen Size 13.3"
Resolution 1366 x 768
Touch Technology Capacitive Touchscreen
Backlight Technology LED
Memory
Installed Memory 4GB (4GB x 1 Fixed Onboard)
Memory Type/Speed DDR3/1600MHz
Max. Memory 8GB
Graphics
Graphics Processor Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Video RAM Internal6
Maximum Resolution VGA 1920 x 1200
Maximum Resolution HDMI 1920 x 1080
Storage
Storage Type Serial ATA Hybrid
Storage Capacity 500GB + 32GB MLC Hybrid4
Storage Technology 5400rpm Hybrid
Hardware
Camera 1.3 MP HD web camera powered by Exmor® for PC and microphone
Keyboard QWERTY, 82 keys with 1.2mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch
Audio
Sound System Intel® High Definition Audio with xLOUD and Clear Phase Technology
Inputs and Outputs
DC-In 1
USB 3.0 1 (Charge)
USB 2.0 1
VGA Output(s) 1
Headphone Output 1
HDMI® Output(s) 1
Memory Stick + Secure Digital 1
Wireless/Networking
Bluetooth® Technology Bluetooth® Standard (4.0 + HS)
Ethernet Protocol 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
Wi-Fi® Adapter Atheros® WB225 (802.11b/g/n)
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term 1 Year
International Service Yes5
Toll-Free Phone Support 888-476-69728
Priority Phone Support 239-768-76058
Environmental Information
ENERGY STAR® 5.1
ROHS® Compliant
EPEAT Silver
General
Security Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP), Intel® Anti-Theft Technology14
Action Buttons VAIO, ASSIST, WEB
Pointing Device Clickable Touchpad (Gesture Supported)
Power
Battery Type Internal Lithium Polymer Battery (4050mAh)
Battery Life Up to 5 hours and 30 minutes10
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.) 12.72" (W) x 0.75" (H) x 8.90" (D)
Weight (Approx.) 3.77 lbs. (with Internal Battery)

What's in the Box

  • Internal Lithium Polymer Battery (4050mAh), AC Adapter, Power Cord

CNET Editors' Rating
3.5 out of 5 stars.

The good

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.

The bad

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.

The bottom line

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.

  • Design rating is 7.0 out of 10.
  • Features rating is 7.0 out of 10.
  • Performance rating is 8.0 out of 10.
  • Battery life rating is 8.0 out of 10.
  • Service and support rating is 7.0 out of 10.