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Sony Vaio SV-T13112FXS

Specifications

Sony Vaio SV-T13112FXSNotebook: Sony Vaio SV-T13112FXS (Vaio T13 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Average Score: 78.86% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio SV-T13112FXS

60% Sony Cuts Some Corners, Delivers an $800 Ultrabook
Source: Wired Magazine English
But ultimately there’s nothing that really urges me to dissuade you from the T Series, though there’s nothing special to really recommend it, either. Want an ultrabook for 800 bucks? This slab of silver gets the job done about as well as anything else.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
Sony VAIO T13 review: the company's first Ultrabook targets the back-to-school set
Source: Engadget English
A budget-friendly Ultrabook is almost an oxymoron. Usually, the thinner the laptop, the higher the price. Solid-state drives and nice-to-have extras like backlit keyboards and high-res displays don't come cheap, either. For an Intel-approved system that keeps the price well south of one grand, the VAIO T13 is a respectable specimen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2012
70% Sony Vaio T13112FXS
Source: Techreview Source English
Ultrabooks are certainly not hard to come by these days, but the Vaio T13112FXS from Sony aims to be different. It has a sub-$800 price tag, a 500GB hard drive and a new Intel Core "Ivy Bridge" processor. While a really great deal, it does suffer from a mediocre display and an uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/06/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Sony Vaio T13112FXS
Source: CNet English
In 2012, ultrabooks are everywhere. Ostensibly, they're thinner, lighter, possibly more stylish laptops. Sony's first ultrabook, the Vaio T, doesn't fall far from the tree of other thin Sony laptops like the Vaio Z, but it's far more affordable: this is ultrabook-as-budget-laptop, not ultrabook as high-end computer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Sony VAIO T Series (SVT13112FXS)
Source: Computer Shopper English
If you're not going to be first to a party, at least make a splash when you show up! That's the rule Sony followed with its first foray into the ultrabook category, the VAIO T Series SVT13112FXS. Sony's first ultrabook hits almost all high notes, with a sleek design, good performance, plenty of features and—get this!—a very affordable price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Sony VAIO T13 (SVT13112FXS)
Source: PC Mag English
With its fast performance and low price, the Sony VAIO T13 makes a strong argument not only for itself but for the two ultrabook categories we mentioned in the beginning—models with "Ivy Bridge" processors and with hybrid hard drive/SSD storage systems. We think the former will soon be indispensable, though the latter will always yield to pure SSDs for speed. The T13 also yields to the HP Folio 13-1020us for battery life and keyboard comfort, though at $100 cheaper, it came close to unseating the HP as our ultrabook Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

91% 사용 편의성에 집중한 실용적인 울트라북 - 소니 바이오 SVT13115FKS (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2012
Rating: Total score: 91%
91% 사용 편의성에 집중한 실용적인 울트라북 - 소니 바이오 SVT13115FKS (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 91%

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.5 kg: This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

Sony reviews


78.86%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-06- 6 (Update: 2012-06- 6)