Sony Vaio T13 Touch

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.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 7.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Battery 8.0
  • Support 7.0
7.5 Overall

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Sony's solid ultrabook gets dressed with a touch screen for Windows 8

The Vaio T series is Sony's line of 13.3- and 14-inch ultrabooks that start at a reasonable price of $669. When we reviewed a $799 13.3-inch version of it back in June, we noted that it really didn't stray far from other slim Sony laptops like the Vaio Z.

For the launch of Windows 8, however, the company went all out...by adding a touch screen.

Now, to be fair, it is a nice and responsive touch screen, but that and Windows 8 are really the only changes. Well, those, and a price bump up to $899 to get the touch screen and 2GB more of memory.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $739
  • Brand Sony
  • Type 3rd Gen Core i5
  • Installed Size 6 GB
  • Edition Windows 8
  • Capacity 500 GB
  • Diagonal Size 13.3 in
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