Ultrabooks have become so popular today, that computer manufacturers are vying with each other to launch their new ultrabooks in the already overcrowded market. It is noticeable that most of these manufacturers are making devices that run on the new Windows 8 from Microsoft. People seem to have well adapted to touchscreen devices, as is evident from the market. Earlier, that was not the case with several people complaining about touchscreen devices not being all that user-friendly, with most people, especially the older folks complaining about getting used to the new concept.
Today, that has changed to such a great extent that people are opting for touchscreen devices, by specifically asking for them.
Take for instance the Sony Windows powered Vaio of the T series 13, ultrabook. It is powered by Windows 8 and has a touchscreen, and you cannot deny the fact that you fell nice while holding this device in your hands. It has that sleek, superior look, that is enhanced by the misty-silver sheen with a matching black keyboard and the border running all around it. You cannot get this device in any other colors as they do not exist. The outer shell is made out of brushed aluminium that is very tough and durable, and will last for a very long time.
When it comes to the dimensions, the 12.72-inch by 8.90-inch device is ultra thin at 0.71 inches. The touchscreen version weights 3.7 pounds and the regular version (keyboard) is slightly lighter, tipping the scales at 3.54 pounds. Though it is not very heavy to lug around, there are others in the same category that weigh less. There is yet another model from Sony in the same Vaio T series, the T14, however that is not available in the touchscreen version. It, however has an optical disc drive that the T-13 lacks.
The touchscreen version of the T 13 is actually optional and one needs to shell out an extra $100 premium for this. The good thing is that it is easy to use as it has been designed to be a touchscreen model and is perfectly compatible with Windows 8, for which it was built. However, sources at Sony claim that most people would not mind paying the extra premium as touchscreen is in vogue now, moreover once you go for a nontouch version, you will not be able to upgrade later even if you wish to do so. The touchscreen is 10 point capacitive, meaning that it can read 10 touch points at the same time which can be quite handy at times.
The other notable features are the pinch-to-zoom through the trackpad that makes viewing in close-up an easy job. And the Vaio Gesture Controls are the standard that you find with others in the same class. Using these Gesture Controls you can complete several tasks like turning pages (ereader) controlling the volume (media player/PowerPoint presentations) and skipping songs as well. Coming to the screen dimensions, the 13.3-inch screen has a display resolution of 1366 X 768 which is in the range of the other brands in the same category. You can play HD content of 720p, unlike the others that have 1080p. The bright, clear screen has LED backlight, ideal for work indoors under poor lighting conditions. A neat HD webcam of 720p (HD) completes the picture. Overall, the Sony Vaio T 13 is another addition to the already crowded market, and one has to wait to learn about the response it garners.
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