The Sony VAIO T Ultrabook is a new affordable Ultrabook available in the U.S. for less than $800.
The new Sony Ultrabook includes the latest Intel 3rd generation processors and includes a number of features that help Sony deliver the Vaio T Ultrabook at a more attractive price.
While the notebook is available for under $800, it doesn’t cut corners in the looks department with a slick looking aluminum lid, though you settle for a plastic frame.
The Sony VAIO T Ultrabook comes in in 11.6″ and 13.3″ sizes, both with a 1366 x 768 resolution. The U.S. will only see the 13-inch model, which weights 3.54 pounds andÂ measuresÂ .71-inches thick.
To keep the price down, but deliver the fast bookÂ consumersÂ expect from slim 320GB hard drive with a 32GB SATA SSD. Shoppers can customize the notebook with up to a 256GB SSD.
Sony includes a bevy of port options including HDMI, SD, Memory Stick and VGA as well as two USB 3.0 ports. There’s also an Ethernet port.
The Ultrabook T does not have backlit keys, a move Sony made to keep the notebook thin, and possibly to keep costs down.
The Sony VAIO T Ultrabook will compete with the new HP ENVY SleekBook for an affordable ultrabook notebook.
These notebooks offer a good compromise for features and price, compared to the $1,00 and up and the sub-$500 notebooks, but it remains to be seen if retailers will stock these notebooks where consumers can go hands on.
The Sony VAIO T Ultrabook goes on sale on June 5th at SonyStyle.com.