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Sony VAIO Duo 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Sony VAIO Duo 11. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and performance. The portability and keyboard also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed views about the size. Many are critical about the battery and usability.

screen, keyboard, portability, performance, design

price, usability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony VAIO Duo 11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Sony Vaio Duo 11 Review


Want to buy a convertible or a Windows tablet? Look elsewhere. The Duo 11 is overpriced, under-equipped, and frustrating to use.

We’re not a fan of sliders at Digital Trends. Because they lack the functionality of a standard laptop yet also remain too heavy for comfortable tablet use, sliders have so far proven that they’re the worst form of convertible PC we’ve seen.

Mar, 2013

Expert review by: (

Sony VAIO Duo 11 review: a Windows 8 slider that falls short


The Sony VAIO Duo 11 slider offers a brilliant screen and speedy performance, but its keyboard and battery life are dealbreakers.

Light and sturdyGreat displayGood performance

Cramped keyboardInelegant hinge designUnimpressive battery life

Despite its inherent downsides -- a cramped keyboard chief among them -- there's plenty of appeal to a slider device. It's a tablet and a laptop in one, after all. But, like Smucker's Goober two-in-one PB & J, the VAIO Duo 11 slider is appealing in...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (

Sony Vaio Duo 11 review


Sony is selling the Vaio Duo 11 as being the best of both worlds: a full-HD laptop and touch-screen tablet in one. And it is both of those things -- sort of.

The Sony Vaio Duo 11 has a fine set of specs for an ultrabook and an excellent full-HD touch screen on which to take advantage of the Windows 8-style interface.

The Duo's design misses the mark for use as a tablet and a laptop, feeling like too much of a compromise.

While there are certainly things to like about the Sony Vaio Duo 11, the design gets in the way of enjoying them.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Sony VAIO Duo 11 Review


At first blush, the Sony VAIO Duo 11 looks like a slick Windows 8 hybrid--and it is. We appreciate the bright and colorful full HD display and very fast boot time. However, this slider feels cramped as a notebook, too big as a tablet and has too short...

Bright and crisp full HD display, Accurate stylus, Fast SSD, Plenty of ports

Feels heavy in tablet mode, Short battery life, Keyboard feels cramped, Volume buttons hard to reach, No holster for pen

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Reviewboard Magazine (

SONY VAIO Duo 11 Convertible Touch Ultrabook Review


[dropcap]I[/dropcap]s it a bird… is it a TABLET… is it a Notebook?  It's a SONY ULTRABOOK!!  Seriously… this thing is pretty cool.   In fact, it is to date probably the best implementation of touch screen and Windows 8 I've seen.  The Sony VAIO Duo 11...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: James Lu (

Sony Vaio Duo 11 - Blurring the Line Between Tablet and Notebook


The Sony Vaio Duo 11 is an 11-inch, Windows 8, full HD, convertible touchscreen Ultrabook that uses Sony's 'Surf-Slider' mechanism to transform between tablet and notebook form factors. How does it compare to other Windows 8 converting Ultrabooks? We...

Full HD, IPS display ; Quickly transforms between tablet/laptop form ; Digitiser Stylus with interchangeable tips ; Specialized Apps ; NFC Support ; VGA, HDMI and RJ-45 ports ; Ideal business tablet for mobile workers

Cramped, small keyboard ; No wrist rest or trackpad ; Noticeable jerkiness with Optical Sensor ; Exposed display vulnerable to damage ; Can't adjust angle of screen

The Sony Vaio Duo 11 is one of many new notebooks that fundamentally changes the way we look at portable devices. Instead of needing both a powerful notebook for work and a light and portable tablet for content viewing, these convertible models combine...

Dec, 2012

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Sony VAIO Duo 11


Superb 1080p IPS touchscreen, has digital pen, compact and light, plenty of ports and wireless features

Keyboard is small

The Vaio Duo 11 is fast, portable, great looking and we love the 1080p display, not to mention the digital pen with pressure sensitivity. It's quickly become one of my favorite Windows 8 machines. If you're looking for a decked-out...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

Sony VAIO Duo 11 Review and Ratings


Sony's first hybrid Windows 8 tablet/ultrabook wows us with its 1080p IPS screen and impressive components. Note the compromises, though: Battery life is short, and the keyboard, while backlit, is cramped.

Excellent 1080p IPS screen ; Powerful components ; Backlit keyboard ; Impressively slim

No cover or included case for the always-exposed screen ; Keyboard isn’t great for extended typing ; Brief battery life

As a first attempt at a Windows 8 ultrabook/tablet hybrid, Sony's VAIO Duo 11 is impressive. We can't say enough good things about its screen, and touch and stylus input should be great, assuming Sony fixes the touch-screen issue we saw in our...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (

Sony VAIO Duo 11 hybrid tablet hands-on [video]


We got a quick look at Sony's VAIO Duo 11, at the Sony Press Conference at IFA yesterday. The VAIO Duo 11 is a 'hybrid-style ultrabook' with a big ol' hinge...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Anand Tuliani (

Sony Vaio Duo 11 Review - Tech2


There's no denying that Sony surprises its audience with off-beat designs and style. The Vaio Duo 11 follows suit with a striking design!

At an MRP of Rs 89,990, the Sony Vaio Duo 11 (SVD11213CN) is quite expensive. Even if it was cheaper by a few thousand rupees, we would have still suggested you consider other options because the keyboard and pointing device can be quite frustrating to...

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 2.07 / 2.4
Rear camera:No / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2.07 / 2.4


Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD


Discrete graphics adapter: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2


Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72054 / 72055
Processor package size:31