Sony Vaio Summer 2012 Refresh – T Series

Sony Vaio T series

I am looking forward to review the Sony Vaio T Series. This may not be the flagship notebook like the Sony Vaio Z series, but as the first Ultrabook offering from Sony, I definitely feel that Sony have made certain features stand out.

The Sony Vaio T Series is not stingy on its connectivity offerings. With on-board VGA, HDMI and LAN cable connections, the conventional connection methods are omnipresent. Including USB 3.0 & USB 2.0 ports is a welcomed relief. There are slots for Memory Stick and SD card too.

Compared to some of the offerings available now, Sony Vaio T series offer a hybrid storage technology of both SSD and HDD. The 32GB SSD acts as the cache memory and this shortens the boot time while reducing the time required to launch frequently used applications. The Sony Vaio T Series comes with a healthy HDD size of 500GB.

The Sony Vaio T Series comes with the much vaunted “xLoud” and “Clear Phase” technologies to provide clear, sparkling sound. It also features a built-in ‘Exmor for PC’ HD web camera for higher contrast and richer colours during a video conference. There is a much lauded gesture control mechanism, which is applicable for certain applications like Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, MS PowerPoint and a few others. This gesture mechanism make full use of the webcam to respond to intuitive hand movements. Check out the video below for a quick example.

Check out the specifications table below for a quick comparison on the offerings for Sony Vaio T Series.

Specifications Sheet

Model Name

SVT11113

SVT13115

Operating System

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1 64bit (English Version)

Processor

Intel® Core™ i5-3317U Processor 1.70 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.60 GHz

Chipset

Intel® HM77 Express Chipset

Cache Memory

3 MB (L3 Cache)

Pre-Installed/Max RAM

4 GB (4 GB (On Board)) DDR3L SDRAM (upgradeable up to 8 GB)

Hard Disk Drive

500 GB (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm) + SSD 32 GB

Graphics

Intel® HD Graphics 4000

Display

11.6 inch wide (WXGA: 1366 x 768) TFT colour display (VAIO Display, LED backlight)

13.3 inch wide (WXGA: 1366 x 768) TFT colour display (VAIO Display, LED backlight)

Dimensions

297.0 x 17.8-17.8 x 214.5 mm

323.0 x 17.8-17.8 x 226.0 mm

Weight

1.42 kg (Including the supplied battery)

1.60 kg (Including the supplied battery)

 Please do not rub your eyes. The pricing for both models are as follows;

VAIO T Series
SVT13115 SGD $1,299
SVT11113 SGD $1,299
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