Sony Vaio T - Playing Catch-Up

Launch SRP: S$1299

Performance and Benchmarking

Performance and Benchmarking

In terms of performance, there is really nothing spectacular about the Vaio T. What you need to know here is that it matches other Ultrabooks (not equipped with SSDs) out in the market, and is more than enough for what Ultrabooks were designed to tackle. We’ve gathered an Intel Ivy Bridge reference notebook (equipped with an SSD), as well as a HP Envy 4 (also using an Ivy Bridge platform with discrete graphics) to illustrate this. The Sony Vaio T system's PC Mark 7 scores are about 25% better than the HP machine, but when it comes to gaming (3D Mark 11 and Far Cry 2) performance, it pales in comparison to the Envy 4’s discrete graphics. That’s not to say that its integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 isn’t of any use. In scenarios where web pages and light photo editing needs to be done, the Intel HD Graphics 4000 will be more than enough. As you can see when comparing against the Ivy Bridge reference platform, using an SSD will also give you slight boost in the gaming department should you need it.

Test Notebooks Compared
Specifications/Notebook Sony VAIO T HP Envy 4

Intel Ultrabook
(Ivy Bridge)

Processor Intel Core i5-3317U
(1.7GHz)
Intel Core i5-3317U
(1.7GHz)
Intel Core i5-3427U
(1.8GHz)
Chipset Intel UM77 Intel UM77  Intel UM77
Memory 8GB DDR3 8GB DDR3  4GB DDR3
Storage 500GB HDD with 32GB SSD Cache 500GB HDD with 32GB SSD Cache 256GB SSD
Video Intel HD Graphics 4000 AMD Radeon HD 7670M Intel HD Graphics 4000
Battery 6 Cell Li-ion / 45 WHr 4 Cell Li-ion / 62 WHr 6 Cell Li-ion / 47WHr
Dimensions 323 x 226 x 17.8mm 340 x 235.8 x 19.8mm 329 x 223 x 16mm
Weight 1.6kg 1.8kg 1.46kg

PC Mark 7

 

3D Mark 11

 

Far Cry 2

8.0
Design
8
Features
8.5
Performance
7.5
Value
8.5
Mobility
7
The Good
Robust Build
Unique design
Affordable
Excellent connectivity
The Bad
Plastic feel
Heavier and thicker than average Ultrabooks