Sony Ultrabooks are Official. T11 and T13 are 1st-Gen Ultrabooks (Update: Prices start at 699 Euro)

Posted on 02 May 2012 by

Sony has officially announced two Ultrabooks this morning. The T11, an 11.6” Ultrabook and the T13 13.3” Ultrabook are based on Sandy Bridge platforms which will surprise many but given that these devices will effectively be ‘budget’ ultrathins for the company, it’s not surprising.

Update: Both Ultrabooks now in the database. Sony T11 Sony T13.

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An official press release is up for the T13 on the Sony UK page but Slashgear are also reporting on the T11.

Specs for the T13 are below. Processor and storage options will be available. Prices are unknown at present. now show below.

  • Processor Intel® Core™ i3-2367M Processor
  • OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit with Service Pack 1
  • Memory 4GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM
  • Storage Hybrid storage 320GB HDD 5400rpm + 32GB SSD (The SSD module is dedicated for system responsiveness and not available for file storage)
  • Screen 13.3” VAIO Display (1366×768) with wide (16:9) aspect ratio
  • Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 3000
  • WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth® Ver. 4.0 + HS; USB 2.0 (x1), USB 3.0 with USB charge (x1); HDMI out; stereo speakers; HD Web Camera powered by ‘Exmor for PC’ (1.31 megapixels); Web, VAIO and Assist buttons; keyboard and touchpad with gesture support
  • Dimensions (DxHxW) Approx. 226 x 17.8 x 323 mm
  • Weight Approx. 1.6kg (with standard supplied battery)

 

Sony is pushing a 9hr battery life for a T13 SSD / Core i5 model which, given the weight of 1.5KG (1.6KG for hybrid model) means there could be an HP Folio-like battery setup inside. Connectivity looks good and there’s a VGA port not mentioned in the specs.

As for the T11 model, we haven’t got formal specs yet. Given the positioning, we’re not expecting it to break any weight records.

VAIO T11-Serie von Sony_04We’ve just had the German press release. The T11 (PDF here) shows the specs for the T11.

  • Intel® HM77 Express Chipset
  • Intel® Core™ i3-2367M Processor (1.4 GHz, 3 MB Cache)
  • 29.4 cm (11.6″) VAIO Display with LED-technology (1366×768, 16:9)
  • Intel® HD Graphics 3000
  • 4 GB DDR3-SDRAM (1x4GB onboard+1 Slot, max.8GB)
  • 500 GB Hrd Drive (SATA, 5400 RPM, Hybrid)
  • LAN 10/100/1000 MBit, Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
  • Memory Stick(Duo)-, SD Card-Slot (SDHC,SDXC)
  • Connectors: 1x USB3.0, 1x USB2.0, VGA, HDMI, Headphone
  • Integrated Stereo-Loudspeaker, Microphone
  • HD Web Camera powered by “Exmor for PC”
  • Size (BxHxT): 297 x 17,8 x 214,5 mm
  • Weight(without accessories): 1,42 kg
  • Other: Large Touchpad with Multitouch, Rapid Wake + Eco, VAIO-, WEB-, ASSIST-Button, HDD Shock Protection
  • Accessories included: Lithium-Polymer battery (VGP-BPS30), Power Adaptor with cable
  • Software Original Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium SP1 (64
    Bit)

Not that the battery looks like it could be removable and the same part on both the 13 and 11” devices.

Availability and prices

The T11 should be available in Germany from the end of May .

SV-T1111M1ES: 699,00 Euro
Availability (Germany): End May 2012

SV-T1311M1ES: 799,00 Euro
Availability (Germany) : Mid June 2012

SV-T1311W1ES: 899,00 Euro (Core i5, 128GB SSD)
Availability (Germany): Mid June 2012

For reference, a 699 Euro price matches the lowest price for a 13” Ultrabook in Europe.

Via: Slashgear

Press Release: Sony

  • Bilock

    “budget” price for Sony is regular price for everyone else.

    Only thing that interests me is the SSD/HDD combo. Most of these so-called hybrids are just standard HDD’s with huge amount of cache. The MUCH more ideal solution would be the entire OS be on the SSD (C:) & the data be stored on the HDD (D:).

  • Added pricing and specs for T11 now

  • robert

    could this sony product be an alternative for me if i shy away and want to jump ship because of the high price tag on the samsung series 9 ? if the 13 inch model also comes as a full ssd version and weighs 1.5 (less then the HP folio) and if it featured a matt screen for outdoor use, i would think about it .

    HD Web Camera powered by ‘Exmor for PC’ sounds interesting whatever it is lol but why oh why june for the core i5 version ? why not earlier

    • Chippy

      The prices certainly bring the device into the right zone but I agree with you on availability too. June is a year after 1st-gen Ultrabooks were launched!

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  • ascariss

    Supposedly the Ivy Bridge versions will arrive in about 2 months.

    Too bad there won’t be any option to upgrade the screen.

  • I am surprised Sony brought ultrabooks under the VAIO brand for this kind of price.

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