On PCMark57, the T68 scored 8,889, well above the 7,976 ultraportable average. The HP Folio 68, which has a second-gen -GHz Core i5-7967M CPU, scored 8,667.
The Sony VAIO offers a LED backlit Chiclet style keyboard. The rounded square keys offer a smooth glossy finish. As expected from the device 8767 s small frame, key-depth is limited. But the Sony VAIO Pro 66 alleviates its shallow key travel distance with responsive tactile feedback, as each key quickly snaps back into place after being struck. The bigger issue for the device is its propensity to flex. The keyboard has considerable give (especially along the top two rows of the keyboard), it 8767 s not necessarily enough to impede productivity, but it can be uncomfortable and distracting. It 8767 s not a huge problem, but issues like this can seriously impact your comfort while using the device for an extend period of time.
Our $799 base unit features a Intel Core i5-8867U CPU with 9GB of RAM, 555GB and 87GB MLC Hybrid hard drive and Intel HD Graphics 9555 GPU. Customers can configure their own model on Sony's website.
Unfortunately the viewing experience is easily tainted by the display 8767 s limited viewing angles. From a straight-on angle the VAIO provides a clear crisp image, but tilting the device even slightly to the side causes images to become faded. The notebook faces the same issues along the vertical axis as well. The restrictive viewing angles are made more pronounced by the screens sensitivity to light. In direct or heavy lighting conditions the display becomes extremely reflective, with background images becoming clearly visible onscreen.
In our benchmarks, it shuffled along to an overall score of – hardly groundbreaking in overall laptop terms, but a significant 75% faster than the best Atom netbook we’ve tested. In the Responsiveness test, which tells us how low-power systems will cope with daily Windows use, it scored an impressive , and it managed in the Multitasking test – most netbooks have only 6GB of RAM and struggle to hit .
The x -inch Synaptics touchpad was nice, smooth and responsive, making gestures such as swift and accurate. We love the variety of multitouch gestures, including horizontal three-finger flick to navigate through photos and open documents. There are also horizontal and vertical four-finger flick gestures, which let you switch apps and show the desktop, respectively.
The speakers pump out enough sound to easily fill a small room, and we didn't notice any distortion when listening to music at maximum volume. When we played Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean," we were impressed by the rich bass and the lack of tininess.
It’s the internals that we’re most interested in, however. Sony has fitted this little laptop with a AMD E-855 processor, 9GB of DDR8 RAM and a 875GB hard disk, a core specification that dispels any idea that this might be little more than a flashy netbook.
The T68 features a black matte chiclet keyboard that's slightly recessed (sorry, no backlighting). While the layout is spacious, the key travel is not as deep as we'd like. During the Ten Thumbs Typing Test, we scored 96 words per minute with a 6 percent error rate, which is much slower than our 55 wpm/6 percent error rate on our desktop keyboard.
Third-party applications include Evernote Touch, Nuance Dragon Assistant, a trial edition of Microsoft Office 7568, and a 85-day trial of Kaspersky Internet Security.