- Editor's Rating
- Beautiful Design
- Compact and Easy to Travle With
- Comfortable Quality Keyboard
- Low-End Specs with Mid-Tier Costs
- Disappointing Display Quality
- Touch-Pad Gestures Incompatible with Windows 8
Quick TakeIt's hard to recommend the Sony VAIO T13122CXS. At first glance the device is sleek and beautiful, but looks alone are not enough to carry a device, or justify a $700 price tag.
You would be hard pressed to talk about the Sony VAIO T13122CXS without mentioning its beautiful exterior. It is basically everything you\’d expect from Sony and an ultrabook. With its sleek slanted design and eye catching reflective metal chassis, this machine is sure to turn a few heads. In addition to its sleek looks, the Sony VAIO also boasts a comfortable keyboard and quality speakers that provide a high level of quality even when pushed to capacity.
Unfortunately that\’s all the device really has to offer. The 13-inch display is mediocre supporting a 1366 x 768 resolution and limited viewing angles. The metallic touchpad doesn\’t fare much better, as many of the multi-touch gestures conflict with the Windows 8, often causing underside actions to take effect.
However, the biggest issue with the Sony VAIO is the limited performance it offers given its price tag. Equipped with a third generation i3 Intel Core 1.8GHz processor and Intel HD Graphics 4000 the VAIO looks more like a budget laptop, but it still has the $700 price tag. To be fair the Sony VAIO will perform standard web browsing and word processing functions, and can even managed to multi-task those functions; but for the mid-tier price users should get a little more bang for their buck.
The VAIO is great for people who want a machine that looks great and is easy to transport, but if you are looking for much else you will find the VAIO wanting.