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Sony VAIO T Series SVT13128CXS 13.3-Inch Touch Ultrabook (1.9 GHz Intel Core i7-3517U Processor, 8GB DDR3, 256GB SSD, Windows 8) Silver

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  • Intel Core i7-3517U 1.9 GHz
  • 8 GB DDR3
  • 256 GB SSD
  • 13.3-Inch Screen
  • Windows 8
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Product Description

Product Description

Sleek, responsive performance and extreme mobility meets the power of a touchscreen. Designed without compromise, it’s the ultimate travel companion and workhorse for purely business or simply pleasure. With a brushed aluminum shell, the latest storage technologies and long battery life, the only thing missing is you behind it.

Designed from the ground up to deliver intense performance and extreme mobility, the Sony VAIO T Series 13 Touch Ultrabook (model SVT13128CXS) is the ultimate travel companion. Always ready for action, the beautifully full-flat, brushed aluminum shell conceals the latest storage technologies for ultra-fast boot-ups and long battery life--up to 5.5 hours. And it's powered by the beautiful, fast, and fluid Windows 8 operating system.

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Exceptional 13.3-inch HD touchscreen display (view larger).


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Thin, light, and durable with a chassis made of aluminum and magnesium (view larger).

The VAIO T Series 13 Touch Ultrabook has a glass touchscreen that extends over the bezel, perfect for finger-friendly Windows 8. It’s designed with all the connectivity ports that other Ultrabook laptops may lack. You can have it all with this thin and light Ultrabook taking it with you anytime and anywhere.

Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, this T Series laptop features a 13.3-inch capacitive touchscreen for a more responsive touch experience. The unbelievably crisp picture quality makes your photos and movies more enjoyable. The widescreen display also includes an LED backlight that helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life.

For a difference you can see and feel in HD, multitasking or multimedia, get the visibly smart Intel Core i7 processor for your most demanding tasssks. Effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking, delivered by Intel Hyper-Threading Technology. Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.02. Experience your movies, photos, and games smoothly and seamlessly with a suite of visual enhancements built into the processor. With our best set of features, the Intel Core i7 processor is the ideal choice for whatever you want to accomplish on your Ultrabook.

Note: This VAIO laptop does not include an integrated optical disc drive, but you can connect an optional Blu-ray Disc or CD/DVD drive via one of its USB ports.

Windows 8. Beautiful, Fast, Fluid.

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Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites, and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. Windows 8 is smooth, intuitive, and designed to let you do what you want, the way you want.

Full Connectivity

VAIO PCs seamlessly integrate ports so you don't have to carry a dongle. HDMI, VGA and Gigabit Ethernet ports mean you can connect to your HDTV, Blu-ray Disc player, external monitor, and more (cables sold separately). With the USB 3.0 port, transfer heavy files at speeds up to ten times faster than USB 2.0. Don't forget the memory card slot for quick transfer of photos and videos.

Easy-to-use Multi-gesture, Buttonless Touchpad

The multi-gesture touchpad is the most intuitive way to interact with your laptop. Scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom in and out of images, swipe to flip through pages or photos, and you can even rotate an image, and much more. Use your touchpad in the same way as if you were touching the screen. And rather than clicking on a button, just click on the left or right mouse areas in order to activate those functions.


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VAIO T Series SVT13128CXS
Spec Highlights
  • 13.3-inch finger-friendly touchscreen display (native HD 720p)

  • 1.9 GHz Intel Core i7-3517U dual-core processor

  • 256 GB SSD

  • 8 GB installed RAM

  • Intel HD Graphics 4000

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.0

  • HDMI output

  • 1.3-MP HD web camera

  • Up to 5.5 hours of use

  • Windows 8 (64-bit)

  • See full specs below

ArtRage Studio

ArtRage Studio is a stylish, intuitive painting and drawing package that makes it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your computer. Its wide range of artistic tools lets you get right down to the creative process without forcing you to learn complex or technical controls.

PlayMemories Home Software

Uniquely smart and easy-to-use, PlayMemories Home software makes organizing, editing and sharing your photos and videos a cinch. Instantly import and sort your content by event or date. Then transform your favorites from ordinary to extraordinary with intuitive adjustments and stunning filters.

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Large clickable touchpad (view larger).

You can even create heartwarming slideshows complete with transitions and soundtracks in three simple steps. Finally, share your picks privately with family and friends or on popular social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube. PlayMemories Online service can even securely store your content in the cloud allowing virtually all of your devices to access it anytime, anyplace.

Sony's Media Apps

Experience your content like never before with Sony's Media Apps. Sony brings together its very best state-of-the-art technologies to provide an exceptional experience. You get seamless connectivity across all of your Sony devices to your content. Share and play with it as you choose. Connect to your favorite social networks and discover moments with your friends. Quick and easy access to the Sony Entertainment Network and other online content services, for an endless array of content.

Listen Up

Integrated stereo speakers utilize the Clear Phase and xLOUD technologies, which delivers a richer, bolder and louder presence. xLOUD technology enhances speaker volume without sacrificing quality.

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Resume instantly with your data secured with Rapid Wake (view larger).

Rapid Wake

With Sony's own Rapid Wake technology, you never have to shut down your computer again. Whether you are done working for the day or just heading out to get some coffee, simply close the lid to put your PC into sleep mode. Then, when you're ready to start again, resume in 2 seconds with your data safe and secure. If you are unplugged, don't worry about draining your battery. Your PC can stay in sleep mode for days.

The Handiest Port Around

Forgot to charge your phone or mp3 player? Just plug your device via USB cord into the USB sleep charge port and start charging. Even if the PC is shut down and not plugged in you can still use it. And don't forget that the USB 3.0 port is perfect for connecting a compatible external hard drive and allowing you to wait less and transfer data up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.

HD Web Camera

The built-in webcam and microphone let's your family and friends see you clearly while chatting. The Exmor sensor helps guarantee a clear, bright picture even in dimly-lit rooms. And with select applications, you can use the webcam and a few simple hand gestures to turn pages, skip songs, adjust the volume and more.


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Support for Your PC

There's nothing standard about the standard Sony limited warranty on VAIO computers. We cover parts and labor on covered repairs. And we have extensive on-line support where you can chat with an associate and access drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums and more. Or if you prefer, you can just call us on the phone. We are here to help.

PC Tune-ups and Maintenance Made Easy

With the newest version of VAIO Care software you get an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC. Just press the ASSIST button to effortlessly install and uninstall new software and drivers, use the visual interface to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, create restore and recovery media, and connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert.

Key Specifications

13.3-inch touchscreen display with LED backlighting and 1366 x 768 resolution for native HD 720p viewing

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1.7 GHz Intel Core i7-3517U ultra-low voltage, dual-core processor (3.0 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 4 MB L3 cache)

Solid State Drive with 256 GB storage capacity

8 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (4 GB fixed plus 4 GB removable; 1600 MHz; maximum capacity)

Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics solution for everyday computing with support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games

1.3-megapixel web camera powered by Exmor for PC (integrated microphone)

Built-in stereo speakers with xLOUD and Clear Phase Technology

Up to 5.5 hours of battery life at default brightness with standard 4050 mAh battery

Dimensions and Weight: 12.72 x 8.9 x 0.71 inches (WxDxH); 3.54 pounds

Wireless & Networking

  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Bluetooth 4.0 + HS connectivity with wireless stereo music streaming (embedded A2DP profile).
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 1 ultra-fast USB 3.0 port with charging capabilities and up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals).
  • 1 standard USB 2.0 port
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • Combo Memory Stick Duo/Secure Digital slot
  • Headphone output


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What's in the Box

Sony VAIO T Series 13.3-inch Touch Ultrabook (model SVT13128CXS); standard lithium-ion battery (4050 mAh); AC adapter; power cord; operating instructions

Included Software

Microsoft Office trial; VAIO Care; PlayMemories Home; Kaspersky Internet Security (30-day trial offer)


1-year limited hardware warranty, and 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance (international service availability).

Environmental Specifications

  • Energy Star 5.0
  • Silver EPEAT for reducing environmental impact.
  • RoHS compliant restricting the use of lead, mercury and certain other hazardous substances.

Product Information

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Screen Size13.3 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1366 pixels
Processor1.9 GHz Core i7-3517U
Hard Drive256 GB SSD
Graphics CoprocessorIntel HD Graphics 4000
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Brand NameSony
SeriesVAIO T Series Ultrabook
Item model numberSVT13128CXS
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8;
Item Weight3.5 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H8.90 x 12 x 0.70 inches
Color Silver
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Flash Memory Size256
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Batteries:1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #29,338 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.4 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableOctober 12, 2012
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: Replacement parts provided free for 90 days from the date of purchase.

Warranty, Labor: All labor costs covered for 90 days from the date of purchase. Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresentsRead more the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Chelle Bell on December 6, 2012
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Let me start by saying that I am a total techie geek, and have always gone after the biggest-best-latest-greatest systems. So my intentions in buying this one was just to have a lightweight travel machine with a decent monitor. I have been so pleasantly surprised!

The touch monitor is great - just perfect for the new Windows 8. The SSD drive means this notebook never gets hot. Ever. And that is a huge plus for me, having had some very uncomfortable moments with my Alienware laptop. And so lightweight - I can carry it in a shoulderbag which makes it really nice for traveling by plane.

The keyboard is great and touchpad works well too. I added the Microsoft Wedge Mouse which is Bluetooth enabled.

For those of you who've yet to try Windows 8, on this machine a reboot takes only seconds. Simply amazing. And it's recommended that instead of shutting down the system, you just close the monitor and put it to sleep. It wakes up immediately and I can start working without waiting for a system to boot up. This Ultrabook is ready to work when I am.

The battery life exceeds any laptop I've ever used. Another great plus.

When I think of all the time that I hauled around heavy laptops when I store most of my work in the Cloud, I enjoy this system even more. It's just beautiful and super efficient. And never HOT!
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ori R. on December 20, 2012
I got my laptop a few days ago and it exceeded all my expectations.
First setup is easy and quick, just pick your language and country and you're ready to go.
It is true that windows 8 is a bit different from what we are all used to, but it is a quick and beautifully designed OS, and with some adaptations you can even add the old start menu.
Keyboard is very comfortable to use and the touchpad works very well too, with some nice multi touch gestures (which are not unique to this specific laptop), I just wish the keyboard would have been back-lit.
The i7 processor combined with 8 GB of RAM and the SSD provide a quick experience for practically any standard application you may need (excluding maybe video and graphic editing or heavy gaming because this computer lacks a dedicated graphic processor).
I in my opinion the screen is more than adequate. I don't see any pixels and the colours are bright and vivid enough for me.
The touch screen works well and is very nice, but only time will tell if it is useful or only a gimmick.
Connectivity worked instantly for me. I just turned it on and it found a local wifi network and connected.
Didn't test its battery life yet, however this morning i left it in sleep mode fully charged and when i came back from work (about 13 hours later) the battery had only 5% left so note that sleep mode does consume energy.
In conclusion, I think this laptop is definitely a good choice for any user not planning on heavy gaming or graphical applications.
Great value for money!

Several days after writing the original review, my laptop onboard sound spontaneously died. Yes, it's right, a 1000$ laptop has a hardware issue after one week of standard use...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gurmeet Singh on January 7, 2013
I bought this directly from sony store for a lower price with top-of-the-line configuration (i7, 8GB, 256GB). Performance as a computer is great and I like Windows 8 esp. with touch interface. However, 3 key issues with this ultrabook:

1. Fan spins all the time even when it is idle - you can talk to Sony but it is of no help and internet search will show you that all Sony laptops have this big issue and Sony has not clue on how to fix it for last few years.

2. Screen glares quite often - with most common office settings, it is often annoying. You can see the screen best only at certain angle and that angle can be the most glaring angle too - very annoying at times.

3. Keyboard is not backlit - well, for an ultrabook and its typical usage, it is an issue for me
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kyaw B. Han on January 15, 2013
I ordered this laptop from for my wife's b-day. Within a week, the cooling fan started making a low rattling noise. Since my wife kinda like the look, I called Sony requesting a replacement with a brand new unit. Customer service people are polite but not that helpful. I was transferred back and forth between tech dept and customer service. I spend almost 2 hrs on the phone with them and it seems they don't have such things as a replacement with a new unit.

I didn't want my ten days old laptop replaced with a refurbished one. So, I ended up returning it. It's a high end $1200 laptop and I was disappointed for having a problem within 10 days. I thought they would had higher quality control.

I would suggest to check this laptop out personally at a local store if possible before buying it. By buying locally it would save you a headache dealing with tech dept and customer service on the phone in case you had some problem with the laptop like I did.

Thanks for reading. Good luck..
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By T. Petersen on November 18, 2012
I purchased this computer through the Sony website and paid the premium for 2-day shipping as Amazon was out. It seems to be everything it's advertised to be. Of course, Windows 8 is a learning curve, and IE 10 definitely has issues, but can't blame the computer for those things. My main beef with the computer is that it seems a bit shoddily constructed. The glass is unevenly set into the frame and I can feel sharp edges, and other parts have hard or sharp edges. The front corners are sharp and uncomfortable if you should happen to put your hands or wrists there. It's not a showstopper, but I expected more from a Sony product. To me this was a lot to pay for a computer, yet my cheaper Dells have felt more solid and well-engineered (but it's been 6 years since I bought one - perhaps everything has gone downhill). There's something thrown together about this one. Also, it's chintzy to only include 2 USB ports, there would have been plenty of room for a third. A small thing, and it's not misrepresented in the product specs, but not what you would expect from a high-end computer.

I needed the touch screen because of my work and studies, but the touch on this is not something you would want to use for long. You have to of course reach up and over the rest of the computer to use it, which soon causes arm and wrist strain and fatigue. I miss the Tablet PC configuration; I have a cheap touchscreen tablet PC that is much easier to use with touch than this new one. I guess they're not making those anymore. Maybe the Surface Pro will be better for touch.

I had very high hopes for my first Ultrabook, and I can't say they've been completely fulfilled. Yet my old computer was rapidly dying, and I literally took this one out of the box, plugged it in, connected to wireless, and was on a Lync meeting in moments. I have to be grateful for that.
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