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Sony Vaio Duo 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the usability and performance are on the whole positive. The build quality and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are negative about the touchpad and value for money. Opinions about the sound and design are different.

screen, portability, build quality, performance, usability

battery, value for money, touchpad

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony Vaio Duo 11 Review

 

There's no denying that Sony surprises its audience with off-beat designs and style. Remember the Sony Vaio P, a PC that could easily slide in your pocket? Not to mention the slick, ultra-slim digital cameras from Cyber-shot T-series and the incredibly...

The Vaio Duo 11 is equipped with two full HD webcams. One is in the front for video conferencing, and the other is at the back. Physical buttons for volume control are also placed at the back for instant access while you’re using the laptop as a tablet.

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Review Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121X9EB Ultrabook

 

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Flat, even as a tablet; Sturdy build; Interfaces on the back; Good key feedback; Very good trackpoint replacement; Subnotebook-like ports; Strong performance thanks to the SSD; Good contrast and very good viewing angles; Good-quality rear camera;...

Run times lag behind the competition; Brightness drop when running on battery

The slider mechanism seems to be the best compromise for a convertible. A true Windows 8 (no RT version for Intel Atom) benefits from Ultrabook performance. Many users will be happy with the Duo 11 allrounder and will not require a separate tablet.

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Sony Vaio Duo 11 Review

 

Sony is one of the oldest players in the convertible PC game. Years before the iPad's announcement, the company was trying to break the ice with hybrid products like the Vaio UX, a have-it-all solution that featured a keyboard, mini-touchpad and a...

Bright display ; Decent audio quality ; Decent connectivity

Terrible keyboard ; No touchpad ; Short battery life ; Overpriced

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

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

 

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 was one of about a bazillion Windows 8 convertibles to debut at IFA this summer, and it stood out from a gaggle of flipping,

Light and sturdy ; Great display ; Good performance

Cramped keyboard ; Inelegant hinge design ; Unimpressive battery life

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

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Sony Vaio Duo 11

 

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.

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Sony Vaio Duo 11

 

The Sony VAIO Duo 11's sliding touch screen and keyboard attempts to deliver the best Windows 8 has to offer, but it doesn't quite succeed.

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

Click to EnlargeAt 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...

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Sony VAIO Duo 11

 

The final months of 2012 are sure to be an exciting time for anyone bored with the traditional laptop form factor. With the late-October launch of Windows 8, which combines a tablet-like touch interface with the traditional productivity-focused Windows...

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

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.

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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...

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"Screen rotation does not work as a Tablet, not a tablet"

 

It is lightweigh, shiny screen and battery last enough.

May be storage is limited but well that is what new solid state HDD offer at the moment. Screen rotation is not well controlled by drivers and some multi touch that are quite normal in a

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"Great as laptop and tablet"

 

I bought Vaio Duo 11 because my old laptop was dying and I wanted light weighted one to travel with. I use mostly as laptop PC because I have no reason to say

light weight

cannot change the screen angle