Sony, a brand known in the notebook realm for its premium offerings, has finally joined the ultrabook wars. Techies, meet the VAIO T, one of the Japanese company's latest creations that is poised to go up against the ASUS Zenbook, HP Folio 13, and Acer Aspire S3, among others.
First seen as this year's CES, the VAIO T comes in two display sizes: 11.6 inches (T11) and 13.3 inches (T13). The larger specimen sports a display resolution of 1366 x 768 while the one for the T11 was not specified. Under the hood you'll find a second-generation (nope, not Ivy bridge) Core i3 chip that's paired with 4GB of RAM. There's also Intel's HD 3000 graphics to take care of the eye-candy department. For storage, you can choose from going the full SSD (solid-state drive) route or choose the Hybrid option which comes with a 320GB hard drive with SSD cache memory for faster boot times.
We're told we can expect about 9 hours' worth of juice from the SSD-only model. As for the chassis, both the T11 and T13 will sport an aluminum-magnesium chassis which we hope will address heat issues other ultrabooks might have. Details on pricing and exact availability yet although it looks like it will start rolling out within the month. Let's see if this one hits the Philippines (if it does, hopefully within the year). We'll keep you posted.
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