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Sony, $1399

★★★ Sony’s first Ul­tra­book cer­tainly looks the part. The VAIO T Se­ries is merely 1.7cm thin and weighs just 1.5kg, mak­ing it por­ta­ble enough for most trips. And its

13.3-inch size makes it com­fort­able for most uses. Un­der­neath its stylish, brushed

metal lid, this Ul­tra­book looks sim­i­lar to a cer­tain Air-y prod­uct,

with square keys in a chi­clet for­ma­tion, a wide touch­pad that can be clicked to make se­lec­tions, and a sil­ver metal frame. It’s not just about good looks, though. This PC of­fers a third-gen­er­a­tion In­tel Core i7 chip with 1.9GHz power, 4GB RAM and a 128GB solid-state drive for speed, whether pulling out files or restart­ing in sec­onds. It also

of­fers USB 2.0 and 3.0 con­nec­tions (sadly, near one an­other), HDMI and mem­ory card ports. What se­ri­ously lets this PC down is its LED-back­lit screen that

lacks con­trast and must be po­si­tioned to just the right an­gle. The keys are shal­low and may

re­quire prac­tice.

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