Sony VAIO T (SVT1111Z9R) review

A very interesting model, although I did not expect anything special from the Sony VAIO T. Over the past couple of years, the new VAIO letters looked attractive in official pictures, but in real life they often only disappointed. With T, the situation is different. Although I do not think it's worth calling it an ultrabook and succumbing to these marketing nonsense. Before us is one of the most balanced VAIOs in recent times, and with great pleasure I will share with you my impressions, almost entirely positive.

Design, construction

Both versions differ from each other in size, but in the case of the eleven-inch model, there is one "but". There is a very wide frame around the display, which immediately catches the eye. It can be seen how the company tried to get out of the situation, and the logo was placed at the bottom, and the camera lens was covered with a frame a little wider than necessary, but the indentations are still noticeable. Is it a minus? Well, you can think differently, this is a very subjective moment.

But what there is a lot of here is metal. This material is also on the lid, with a cool texture, I personally really like this one. Either the inside of the main unit is made of plastic with a coating, or an alloy is made. The laptop at some points strongly resembles the Z series, here the lid works like a stand in the open position, and the contours of the case are similar, there is a sort of deliberate angularity. It looks like the placement of additional control buttons, light indicators. Such continuity is quite logical, even if the T series is much cheaper, but it looks like an older brother.

The laptop is compact, although it is still thicker and larger than the MacBook Air 11, no matter what Apple's opponents say, comparisons cannot be avoided. Yes, and Sony probably focused on this solution. The weight of the laptop is 1.42 kg, not that much.

I want to note one important detail: despite the price, the impressions of the Sony VAIO T are positive, at least when it comes to appearance. In a company, budget devices are usually treated in a budget way, plastic and not a particularly outstanding design. Here, one lid commands respect, at least among my acquaintances there was no person who would say something bad about T. The silver color suits the laptop, I don't think there is a need for a black version (especially for Russia, maybe it's worth doing). The assembly is good, there is no backlash, no creaks and no dangling. In general, if we talk about the external side of the issue, then the Sony VAIO T is one of those gadgets that is pleasant to take in hand and pleasant to deal with. For many of you, this parameter is of primary importance, right?

On the left side of the case there is a radiator, as well as on Z, two USB connectors, an input for the power supply. On the right is an Ethernet connector, VGA, HDMI, a slot for an SD memory card, next to it there is a place for a light indicator. In general, everything is in order with the indicators here, the power button is highlighted in the upper right corner, at the end there are a couple of lights, green and yellow, I don’t know why the latter is needed and what it shows. If this is about disk activity, then it would be time to refuse such a gift. There are also three indicators above the keyboard, they are lit when Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock are pressed. The speaker slots are also above the keyboard. 3.5mm jack on the right. The speakers are quite loud, but if you want to listen to music seriously, then you should connect some external system. The laptop does not get very hot, even if you work on your knees, there are no problems with noise.

The exact dimensions of the device are 214.5 x 17.8 x 297 mm, weight 1.32 kg.

Display

11.6-inch display, 1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio. If I'm cool with the wide bezel, some people I've shown the laptop to have had a very negative reaction to it, so I would advise you to evaluate this "design" decision for yourself. The screen is bright, but the viewing angles are not very good, the resolution is quite normal for such a laptop - in the end, you can watch the video, and that's enough.

Keyboard

Unlike Z, here the buttons have good travel, the keyboard is comfortable to work with, although the layout is questionable. For example, they reduced one button next to the right Shift, and this immediately affected the convenience of blind typing, it’s corny you can’t get it right, you press the up arrow. The keyboard is in a recess, due to the size of the case, the wrists lie on the laptop case, you can type text for a long time without fatigue - provided that the laptop is on the table. Actually, I am writing this text just on the Sony VAIO T.

There are three buttons above the keyboard: Assist is responsible for calling the recovery assistant program, Web launches the browser, VAIO can be configured to launch any application.

Touchpad

Finally, Sony made a normal touchpad, it's a breakthrough, joy and happiness. First, it's big. Secondly, there seem to be no buttons here, although the areas on the left and right, of course, are pressed. Thirdly, it is really convenient to use, and you can do without a mouse when working with a laptop. I can’t help but say that at Apple, such touchpads have become the norm for a long time (four or even five years, starting with the first MacBook Air), but at Sony they reached the norm in 2012. It's strange, but the inexpensive T has a better touchpad than the top Z, although we'll see what the updated notebooks of the series will have, the announcement has already taken place, I'll tell you about a live sample soon.

Nutrition and performance

The claimed operating time is nine hours, the charging time from the supplied power supply is three and a half hours. In fact, the operating time very much depends on the set backlight level, the included wireless interfaces, and the selected power plan. I would recommend always using the economy mode, because for sure you will not perform any complex tasks on this laptop. Rather, this device is a workhorse for every day, living in a briefcase or backpack, checking mail, working with documents (not like B. Yeltsin did), watching a movie, listening to music are typical tasks. Naturally, such a laptop would be more than enough for me, it remains to install an FTP client and a few necessary programs. The laptop quickly wakes up and shuts down quickly, which I liked.

In real life, I managed to get about seven hours of work from a laptop, I think the battery has not yet been swung. The minimum backlight level is not so bad, it makes it quite comfortable to work with the device. In this case, you can count on a long operating time T - not bad, very good.

Uses Intel Core i7 - 3517U processor, i3 and i5 versions available, supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology (1.90 GHz to 3 GHz), 4 GB PC3L-10600 RAM (up to 8 GB supported), SSD at 128 GB, an Intel HD 4000 "card" is used. This is the top configuration for Sony VAIO T with a diagonal of 11 inches, but this allows the device to turn on quickly and not to enrage freezes - for example, even two working browsers with dozens of tabs, where and YouTube videos, failed to bring T to the ground. My current MacBook Pro 15 with i5 and a hard drive seems like a brake compared to this little one, because of the features of the system and the mentioned drive, it starts to think very hard just when working with browsers.

The operating system is Win 7 Home Premium 64 with all the "additives" familiar to Sony, annoying antivirus, VAIO Gate and so on.

Conclusions

The laptop is already sold in retail, the cost of the model in question is about 40,000 rubles, but this is the top version. Simpler laptops, with an Intel Core i3 processor, cost about 24,000 - 26,000 rubles, the model is called SVT1111M1R / S. For a model with such a processor and a display diagonal of 13 they ask for an average of 27,000 rubles. I really liked the Sony VAIO T. It’s even surprising to notice this after yourself, because Sony did nothing particularly surprising, this is not a subminiature Sony VAIO P, not a healthy AW, not an amazing Z. Just a good device for sane money, balanced and quite in line with modern trends. Let's look at the pros:

  • Attractive design, for me it is also good because there is a lot of metal, it is clearly visible. There are flaws in appearance, but it's not scary
  • Comfortable touchpad
  • Good keyboard
  • Long runtime - under certain conditions, but power supply cables could be not so long
  • Compact, light weight
  • All necessary ports for connection (although one more USB would be nice)
  • Acceptable (for Sony) price for junior modifications
  • You can choose a model with a display diagonal of 13 inches, but I worked quite well with the version in question. It's a matter of taste

Cons - the display is very bright, but the viewing angles are not the best, suitable for work, for watching movies on the road, but nothing more. Many people are annoyed by the frame. I would like to see a 3G / 4G module here too, I don’t think that this made the laptop much more expensive. Apparently, the T and Z lines are bred, although there is nothing to fear if Z has much more impressive parameters.

In my opinion, the Sony VAIO T has the most important thing - a good price-quality ratio, a balance invisible to the eye, when you don't expect anything special from the device, but, looking closely, you find more and more pluses. I highly recommend these laptops for purchase and I want to wish Sony more such models in different series - and this applies not only to laptops, but also to all other devices. In Russia, the brand is valued and loved almost as much as in the parent market - do not disappoint us, simple sonyphiles, sonimans and sonyboys.

The author would like to thank VAIO Stores for providing a laptop for testing.

Sony VAIO T (SVT1111Z9R) review

A very interesting model, although I did not expect anything special from the Sony VAIO T. Over the past couple of years, the new VAIO letters looked attractive in official pictures, but in real life they often only disappointed. With T, the situation is different. Although I do not think it's worth calling it an ultrabook and succumbing to these marketing nonsense. Before us is one of the most balanced VAIOs in recent times, and with great pleasure I will share with you my impressions, almost entirely positive.

Design, construction

Both versions differ from each other in size, but in the case of the eleven-inch model, there is one "but". There is a very wide frame around the display, which immediately catches the eye. It can be seen how the company tried to get out of the situation, and the logo was placed at the bottom, and the camera lens was covered with a frame a little wider than necessary, but the indentations are still noticeable. Is it a minus? Well, you can think differently, this is a very subjective moment.

But what there is a lot of here is metal. This material is also on the lid, with a cool texture, I personally really like this one. Either the inside of the main unit is made of plastic with a coating, or an alloy is made. The laptop at some points strongly resembles the Z series, here the lid works like a stand in the open position, and the contours of the case are similar, there is a sort of deliberate angularity. It looks like the placement of additional control buttons, light indicators. Such continuity is quite logical, even if the T series is much cheaper, but it looks like an older brother.

The laptop is compact, although it is still thicker and larger than the MacBook Air 11, no matter what Apple's opponents say, comparisons cannot be avoided. Yes, and Sony probably focused on this solution. The weight of the laptop is 1.42 kg, not that much.

I want to note one important detail: despite the price, the impressions of the Sony VAIO T are positive, at least when it comes to appearance. In a company, budget devices are usually treated in a budget way, plastic and not a particularly outstanding design. Here, one lid commands respect, at least among my acquaintances there was no person who would say something bad about T. The silver color suits the laptop, I don't think there is a need for a black version (especially for Russia, maybe it's worth doing). The assembly is good, there is no backlash, no creaks and no dangling. In general, if we talk about the external side of the issue, then the Sony VAIO T is one of those gadgets that is pleasant to take in hand and pleasant to deal with. For many of you, this parameter is of primary importance, right?

On the left side of the case there is a radiator, as well as on Z, two USB connectors, an input for the power supply. On the right is an Ethernet connector, VGA, HDMI, a slot for an SD memory card, next to it there is a place for a light indicator. In general, everything is in order with the indicators here, the power button is highlighted in the upper right corner, at the end there are a couple of lights, green and yellow, I don’t know why the latter is needed and what it shows. If this is about disk activity, then it would be time to refuse such a gift. There are also three indicators above the keyboard, they are lit when Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock are pressed. The speaker slots are also above the keyboard. 3.5mm jack on the right. The speakers are quite loud, but if you want to listen to music seriously, then you should connect some external system. The laptop does not get very hot, even if you work on your knees, there are no problems with noise.

The exact dimensions of the device are 214.5 x 17.8 x 297 mm, weight 1.32 kg.

Display

11.6-inch display, 1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio. If I'm cool with the wide bezel, then some people who showed the laptop, it caused a very negative reaction, so I would advise you to evaluate this "design" decision for yourself. The screen is bright, but the viewing angles are not very good, the resolution is quite normal for such a laptop - in the end, you can watch the video, and that's enough.

Keyboard

Unlike Z, here the buttons have good travel, the keyboard is comfortable to work with, although the layout is questionable. For example, they reduced one button next to the right Shift, and this immediately affected the convenience of blind typing, it’s corny you can’t get it right, you press the up arrow. The keyboard is in a recess, due to the size of the case, the wrists lie on the laptop case, you can type text for a long time without fatigue - provided that the laptop is on the table. Actually, I am writing this text on Sony VAIO T.

There are three buttons above the keyboard: Assist is responsible for calling the recovery assistant program, Web launches the browser, VAIO can be configured to launch any application.

Touchpad

Finally, Sony made a normal touchpad, it's a breakthrough, joy and happiness. First, it's big. Secondly, there seem to be no buttons here, although the areas on the left and right, of course, are pressed. Thirdly, it is really convenient to use, and you can do without a mouse when working with a laptop. I can’t help but say that at Apple, such touchpads have become the norm for a long time (four or even five years, starting with the first MacBook Air), but at Sony they reached the norm in 2012. It's strange, but the inexpensive T has a better touchpad than the top Z, although we'll see what the updated notebooks of the series will have, the announcement has already taken place, I'll tell you about a live sample soon.

Nutrition and performance

The claimed operating time is nine hours, the charging time from the supplied power supply is three and a half hours. In fact, the operating time very much depends on the set backlight level, the included wireless interfaces, and the selected power plan. I would recommend always using the economy mode, because for sure you will not perform any complex tasks on this laptop. Rather, this device is a workhorse for every day, living in a briefcase or backpack, checking mail, working with documents (not like B. Yeltsin did), watching a movie, listening to music are typical tasks. Naturally, such a laptop would be more than enough for me, it remains to install an FTP client and a few necessary programs. The laptop quickly wakes up and shuts down quickly, which I liked.

In real life, I managed to get about seven hours of work from a laptop, I think the battery has not yet been swung. The minimum backlight level is not so bad, it makes it quite comfortable to work with the device. In this case, you can count on a long operating time T - not bad, very good.

Uses Intel Core i7 - 3517U processor, i3 and i5 versions available, supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology (1.90 GHz to 3 GHz), 4 GB PC3L-10600 RAM (up to 8 GB supported), SSD at 128 GB, an Intel HD 4000 "card" is used. This is the top configuration for Sony VAIO T with a diagonal of 11 inches, but this allows the device to turn on quickly and not to enrage freezes - for example, even two working browsers with dozens of tabs, where and YouTube videos, failed to bring T to the ground. My current MacBook Pro 15 with i5 and a hard drive seems like a brake compared to this little one, because of the features of the system and the mentioned drive, it starts to think very hard just when working with browsers.

The operating system is Win 7 Home Premium 64 with all the "additives" familiar to Sony, annoying antivirus, VAIO Gate and so on.

Conclusions

The laptop is already sold in retail, the cost of the model in question is about 40,000 rubles, but this is the top version. Simpler laptops, with an Intel Core i3 processor, cost about 24,000 - 26,000 rubles, the model is called SVT1111M1R / S. For a model with such a processor and a display diagonal of 13 they ask for an average of 27,000 rubles. I really liked the Sony VAIO T. It’s even surprising to notice this after yourself, because Sony did nothing particularly surprising, this is not a subminiature Sony VAIO P, not a healthy AW, not an amazing Z. Just a good device for sane money, balanced and quite in line with modern trends. Let's look at the pros:

  • Attractive design, for me it is also good because there is a lot of metal, it is clearly visible. There are flaws in appearance, but it's not scary
  • Comfortable touchpad
  • Good keyboard
  • Long runtime - under certain conditions, but power supply cables could be not so long
  • Compact, light weight
  • All necessary ports for connection (although one more USB would be nice)
  • Acceptable (for Sony) price for junior modifications
  • You can choose a model with a display diagonal of 13 inches, but I worked quite well with the version in question. It's a matter of taste

Cons - the display is very bright, but the viewing angles are not the best, suitable for work, for watching movies on the road, but nothing more. Many are annoyed by the frame. I would like to see a 3G / 4G module here too, I don’t think that this made the laptop much more expensive. Apparently, the T and Z lines are bred, although there is nothing to fear if Z has much more impressive parameters.

In my opinion, Sony VAIO T has the most important thing - a good price-quality ratio, a balance invisible to the eye, when you don't expect anything special from the device, but, looking closely, you discover more and more pluses. I highly recommend these laptops for purchase and I want to wish Sony more such models in different series - and this applies not only to laptops, but also to all other devices. In Russia, the brand is valued and loved almost as much as in the parent market - do not disappoint us, simple sonyphiles, sonimans and sonyboys.

The author would like to thank VAIO Stores for providing a laptop for testing.

Sony VAIO T (SVT1111Z9R) review

A very interesting model, although I did not expect anything special from the Sony VAIO T. Over the past couple of years, the new VAIO letters looked attractive in official pictures, but in real life they often only disappointed. With T, the situation is different. Although I do not think it's worth calling it an ultrabook and succumbing to these marketing nonsense. Before us is one of the most balanced VAIOs in recent times, and with great pleasure I will share with you my impressions, almost entirely positive.

Design, construction

Both versions differ from each other in size, but in the case of the eleven-inch model, there is one "but". There is a very wide frame around the display, which immediately catches the eye. It can be seen how the company tried to get out of the situation, and the logo was placed at the bottom, and the camera lens was covered with a frame a little wider than necessary, but the indentations are still noticeable. Is it a minus? Well, you can think differently, this is a very subjective moment.

But what there is a lot of here is metal. This material is also on the lid, with a cool texture, I personally like this very much. Either the inside of the main unit is made of plastic with a coating, or an alloy is made. The laptop at some points strongly resembles the Z series, here the lid works like a stand in the open position, and the contours of the case are similar, there is a sort of deliberate angularity. It looks like the placement of additional control buttons, light indicators. Such continuity is quite logical, even though the T series is much cheaper, but it looks like an older brother.

The laptop is compact, although it is still thicker and larger than the MacBook Air 11, no matter what Apple's opponents say, comparisons cannot be avoided. Yes, and Sony probably focused on this solution. The weight of the laptop is 1.42 kg, not that much.

I want to note one important detail: despite the price, the impressions of the Sony VAIO T are positive, at least when it comes to appearance. In a company, budget devices are usually treated in a budget way, plastic and not a particularly outstanding design. Here, one lid commands respect, at least among my acquaintances there was no person who would say something bad about T. The silver color suits the laptop, I don't think there is a need for a black version (especially for Russia, maybe it's worth doing). The assembly is good, there is no backlash, no creaks and no dangling. In general, if we talk about the external side of the issue, then the Sony VAIO T is one of those gadgets that is pleasant to take in hand and pleasant to deal with. For many of you, this parameter is of primary importance, right?

On the left side of the case there is a radiator, as well as on Z, two USB connectors, an input for the power supply. On the right is an Ethernet connector, VGA, HDMI, a slot for an SD memory card, next to it there is a place for a light indicator. In general, everything is in order with the indicators here, the power button is highlighted in the upper right corner, at the end there are a couple of lights, green and yellow, I don’t know why the latter is needed and what it shows. If this is about disk activity, then it would be time to refuse such a gift. There are also three indicators above the keyboard, they are lit when Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock are pressed. The slots for the speakers are also above the keyboard. 3.5mm jack on the right. The speakers are quite loud, but if you want to listen to music seriously, then you should connect some external system. The laptop does not get very hot, even if you work on your knees, there are no problems with noise.

The exact dimensions of the device are 214.5 x 17.8 x 297 mm, weight 1.32 kg.

Display

11.6-inch display, 1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio. If I'm cool with the wide bezel, some people I've shown the laptop to have had a very negative reaction to it, so I would advise you to evaluate this "design" decision for yourself. The screen is bright, but the viewing angles are not very good, the resolution is quite normal for such a laptop - in the end, you can watch the video, and that's enough.

Keyboard

Unlike Z, here the buttons have good travel, the keyboard is comfortable to work with, although the layout is questionable. For example, they reduced one button next to the right Shift, and this immediately affected the convenience of blind typing, it’s corny you can’t get it right, you press the up arrow. The keyboard is in a recess, due to the size of the case, the wrists lie on the laptop case, you can type text for a long time without fatigue - provided that the laptop is on the table. Actually, I am writing this text just on the Sony VAIO T.

There are three buttons above the keyboard: Assist is responsible for calling the recovery assistant program, Web launches the browser, VAIO can be configured to launch any application.

Touchpad

Finally, Sony made a normal touchpad, it's a breakthrough, joy and happiness. First, it's big. Secondly, there seem to be no buttons here, although the areas on the left and right, of course, are pressed. Thirdly, it is really convenient to use, and you can do without a mouse when working with a laptop. I can’t help but say that at Apple, such touchpads have become the norm for a long time (four or even five years, starting with the first MacBook Air), but at Sony they reached the norm in 2012. It's strange, but the inexpensive T has a better touchpad than the top Z, although we'll see what the updated notebooks of the series will have, the announcement has already taken place, I'll tell you about a live sample soon.

Nutrition and performance

The claimed operating time is nine hours, the charging time from the supplied power supply is three and a half hours. In fact, the operating time very much depends on the set backlight level, the included wireless interfaces, and the selected power plan. I would recommend always using the economy mode, because for sure you will not perform any complex tasks on this laptop. Rather, this device is a workhorse for every day, living in a briefcase or backpack, checking mail, working with documents (not like B. Yeltsin did), watching a movie, listening to music are typical tasks. Naturally, such a laptop would be more than enough for me, it remains to install an FTP client and a few necessary programs. The laptop quickly wakes up and shuts down quickly, which I liked.

In real life, I managed to get about seven hours of work from a laptop, I think the battery has not yet been swung. The minimum backlight level is not so bad, it makes it quite comfortable to work with the device. In this case, you can count on a long operating time T - not bad, very good.

Uses Intel Core i7 - 3517U processor, i3 and i5 versions available, supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology (1.90 GHz to 3 GHz), 4 GB PC3L-10600 RAM (up to 8 GB supported), SSD at 128 GB, an Intel HD 4000 "card" is used. This is the top configuration for Sony VAIO T with a diagonal of 11 inches, but this allows the device to turn on quickly and not to enrage freezes - for example, even two working browsers with dozens of tabs, where and YouTube videos, failed to bring T to the ground. My current MacBook Pro 15 with i5 and a hard drive seems like a brake compared to this little one, because of the features of the system and the mentioned drive, it starts to think very hard just when working with browsers.

The operating system is Win 7 Home Premium 64 with all the "additives" familiar to Sony, annoying antivirus, VAIO Gate and so on.

Conclusions

The laptop is already sold in retail, the cost of the model in question is about 40,000 rubles, but this is the top version. Simpler laptops, with an Intel Core i3 processor, cost about 24,000 - 26,000 rubles, the model is called SVT1111M1R / S. For a model with such a processor and a display diagonal of 13 they ask for an average of 27,000 rubles. I really liked the Sony VAIO T. It’s even surprising to notice this after yourself, because Sony did nothing particularly amazing, this is not a subminiature Sony VAIO P, not a healthy AW, not an amazing Z. Just a good device for sane money, balanced and quite in line with modern trends. Let's look at the pros:

  • Attractive design, for me it is also good because there is a lot of metal, it is clearly visible. There are flaws in appearance, but it's not scary
  • Comfortable touchpad
  • Good keyboard
  • Long runtime - under certain conditions, but power supply cables could be not so long
  • Compact, light weight
  • All necessary ports for connection (although one more USB would be nice)
  • Acceptable (for Sony) price for junior modifications
  • You can choose a model with a display diagonal of 13 inches, but I worked quite well with the version in question. It's a matter of taste

Cons - the display is very bright, but the viewing angles are not the best, suitable for work, for watching movies on the road, but nothing more. Many are annoyed by the frame. I would like to see a 3G / 4G module here too, I don’t think that this made the laptop much more expensive. Apparently, the T and Z lines are bred, although there is nothing to fear if Z has much more impressive parameters.

In my opinion, Sony VAIO T has the most important thing - a good price-quality ratio, a balance invisible to the eye, when you don't expect anything special from the device, but, looking closely, you discover more and more pluses. I highly recommend these laptops for purchase and I want to wish Sony more such models in different series - and this applies not only to laptops, but also to all other devices. In Russia, the brand is valued and loved almost as much as in the parent market - do not disappoint us, simple sonyphiles, sonimans and sonyboys.

The author would like to thank VAIO Stores for providing a laptop for testing.

Sony VAIO T (SVT1111Z9R) review

A very interesting model, although I did not expect anything special from the Sony VAIO T. Over the past couple of years, the new VAIO letters looked attractive in official pictures, but in real life they often only disappointed. With T, the situation is different. Although I do not think it's worth calling it an ultrabook and succumbing to these marketing nonsense. Before us is one of the most balanced VAIOs in recent times, and with great pleasure I will share with you my impressions, almost entirely positive.

Design, construction

Both versions differ from each other in size, but in the case of the eleven-inch model, there is one "but". There is a very wide frame around the display, which immediately catches the eye. It can be seen how the company tried to get out of the situation, and the logo was placed at the bottom, and the camera lens was covered with a frame a little wider than necessary, but the indentations are still noticeable. Is it a minus? Well, you can think differently, this is a very subjective moment.

But what there is a lot of here is metal. This material is also on the lid, with a cool texture, I personally really like this one. Either the inside of the main unit is made of plastic with a coating, or an alloy is made. The laptop at some points strongly resembles the Z series, here the lid works like a stand in the open position, and the contours of the case are similar, there is a sort of deliberate angularity. It looks like the placement of additional control buttons, light indicators. Such continuity is quite logical, even if the T series is much cheaper, but it looks like an older brother.

The laptop is compact, although it is still thicker and larger than the MacBook Air 11, no matter what Apple's opponents say, comparisons cannot be avoided. Yes, and Sony probably focused on this solution. The weight of the laptop is 1.42 kg, not that much.

I want to note one important detail: despite the price, the impressions of the Sony VAIO T are positive, at least when it comes to appearance. In a company, budget devices are usually treated in a budget way, plastic and not a particularly outstanding design. Here, one lid commands respect, at least among my acquaintances there was no person who would say something bad about T. The silver color suits the laptop, I don't think there is a need for a black version (especially for Russia, maybe it's worth doing). The assembly is good, there is no backlash, no creaks and no dangling. In general, if we talk about the external side of the issue, then the Sony VAIO T is one of those gadgets that is pleasant to take in hand and pleasant to deal with. For many of you, this parameter is of primary importance, right?

On the left side of the case there is a radiator, as well as on Z, two USB connectors, an input for the power supply. On the right is an Ethernet connector, VGA, HDMI, a slot for an SD memory card, next to it there is a place for a light indicator. In general, everything is in order with the indicators here, the power button is highlighted in the upper right corner, at the end there are a couple of lights, green and yellow, I don’t know why the latter is needed and what it shows. If this is about disk activity, then it would be time to refuse such a gift. There are also three indicators above the keyboard, they are lit when Caps Lock, Num Lock, Scroll Lock are pressed. The speaker slots are also above the keyboard. 3.5mm jack on the right. The speakers are quite loud, but if you want to listen to music seriously, then you should connect some external system. The laptop does not get very hot, even if you work on your knees, there are no problems with noise.

The exact dimensions of the device are 214.5 x 17.8 x 297 mm, weight 1.32 kg.

Display

11.6-inch display, 1366 x 768 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio. If I'm cool with the wide bezel, some people I've shown the laptop to have had a very negative reaction to it, so I would advise you to evaluate this "design" decision for yourself. The screen is bright, but the viewing angles are not very good, the resolution is quite normal for such a laptop - in the end, you can watch the video, and that's enough.

Keyboard

Unlike Z, here the buttons have good travel, the keyboard is comfortable to work with, although the layout is questionable. For example, they reduced one button next to the right Shift, and this immediately affected the convenience of blind typing, it’s corny you can’t get it right, you press the up arrow. The keyboard is in a recess, due to the size of the case, the wrists lie on the laptop case, you can type text for a long time without fatigue - provided that the laptop is on the table. Actually, I am writing this text just on the Sony VAIO T.

There are three buttons above the keyboard: Assist is responsible for calling the recovery assistant program, Web launches the browser, VAIO can be configured to launch any application.

Touchpad

Finally, Sony made a normal touchpad, it's a breakthrough, joy and happiness. First, it's big. Secondly, there seem to be no buttons here, although the areas on the left and right, of course, are pressed. Thirdly, it is really convenient to use, and you can do without a mouse when working with a laptop. I can’t help but say that at Apple, such touchpads have become the norm for a long time (four or even five years, starting with the first MacBook Air), but at Sony they reached the norm in 2012. It's strange, but the inexpensive T has a better touchpad than the top Z, although we'll see what the updated notebooks of the series will have, the announcement has already taken place, I'll tell you about a live sample soon.

Nutrition and performance

The claimed operating time is nine hours, the charging time from the supplied power supply is three and a half hours. In fact, the operating time very much depends on the set backlight level, the included wireless interfaces, and the selected power plan. I would recommend always using the economy mode, because for sure you will not perform any complex tasks on this laptop. Rather, this device is a workhorse for every day, living in a briefcase or backpack, checking mail, working with documents (not like B. Yeltsin did), watching a movie, listening to music are typical tasks. Naturally, such a laptop would be more than enough for me, it remains to install an FTP client and a few necessary programs. The laptop quickly wakes up and shuts down quickly, which I liked.

In real life, I managed to get about seven hours of work from a laptop, I think the battery has not yet been swung. The minimum backlight level is not so bad, it makes it quite comfortable to work with the device. In this case, you can count on a long operating time T - not bad, very good.

Uses Intel Core i7 - 3517U processor, i3 and i5 versions available, supports Intel Turbo Boost Technology (1.90 GHz to 3 GHz), 4 GB PC3L-10600 RAM (up to 8 GB supported), SSD at 128 GB, an Intel HD 4000 "card" is used. This is the top configuration for Sony VAIO T with a diagonal of 11 inches, but this allows the device to turn on quickly and not to enrage freezes - for example, even two working browsers with dozens of tabs, where and YouTube videos, failed to bring T to the ground. My current MacBook Pro 15 with i5 and a hard drive seems like a brake compared to this little one, because of the features of the system and the mentioned drive, it starts to think very hard just when working with browsers.

The operating system is Win 7 Home Premium 64 with all the "additives" familiar to Sony, annoying antivirus, VAIO Gate and so on.

Conclusions

The laptop is already sold in retail, the cost of the model in question is about 40,000 rubles, but this is the top version. Simpler laptops, with an Intel Core i3 processor, cost about 24,000 - 26,000 rubles, the model is called SVT1111M1R / S. For a model with such a processor and a display diagonal of 13 Toyota Alphard 2001 Silver, 3 inches, they ask an average of 27,000 rubles. I really liked the Sony VAIO T. It’s even surprising to notice this after yourself, because Sony did nothing particularly surprising, this is not a subminiature Sony VAIO P, not a healthy AW, not an amazing Z. Just a good device for sane money, balanced and quite in line with modern trends. Let's look at the pros:

The laptop is already sold in retail, the cost of the model in question is about 40,000 rubles, but this is the top version. Simpler laptops, with an Intel Core i3 processor, cost about 24,000 - 26,000 rubles, the model is called SVT1111M1R / S. For a model with such a processor and a display diagonal of 13 Toyota Alphard 2001 Silver Toyota Alphard 2001 Silver .3 inches ask an average of 27,000 rubles. I really liked the Sony VAIO T. It’s even surprising to notice this after yourself, because Sony did nothing particularly surprising, this is not a subminiature Sony VAIO P, not a healthy AW, not an amazing Z. Just a good device for sane money, balanced and quite in line with modern trends. Let's look at the pros:
  • Attractive design, for me it is also good because there is a lot of metal, it is clearly visible. There are flaws in appearance, but it's not scary
  • Comfortable touchpad
  • Good keyboard
  • Long runtime - under certain conditions, but power supply cables could be not so long
  • Compact, light weight
  • All necessary ports for connection (although one more USB would be nice)
  • Acceptable (for Sony) price for junior modifications
  • You can choose a model with a display diagonal of 13 inches, but I worked quite well with the version in question. It's a matter of taste

Cons - the display is very bright, but the viewing angles are not the best, suitable for work, for watching movies on the road, but nothing more. Many people are annoyed by the frame. I would like to see a 3G / 4G module here too, I don’t think that this made the laptop much more expensive. Apparently, the T and Z lines are bred, although there is nothing to fear if Z has much more impressive parameters.

In my opinion, the Sony VAIO T has the most important thing - a good price-quality ratio, a balance invisible to the eye, when you don't expect anything special from the device, but, looking closely, you find more and more pluses. I highly recommend these laptops for purchase and I want to wish Sony more such models in different series - and this applies not only to laptops, but also to all other devices. In Russia, the brand is valued and loved almost as much as in the parent market - do not disappoint us, simple sonyphiles, sonimans and sonyboys.

The author would like to thank VAIO Stores for providing a laptop for testing.