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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. Views about the design and performance are generally positive. The portability and keyboard are also mentioned favorably, whereas the battery and usability get negative comments. Reviews are divided on the size.

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 (digitaltrends.com)

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: (engadget.com)

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 (cnet.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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 (reviewboard.com)

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 (hardwarezone.com)

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

Expert review by: MobileTechReview.com (mobiletechreview.com)

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 (computershopper.com)

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 (zomgitscj.com)

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 (tech.firstpost.com)

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

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / HDA / Intel High Definition Audio/ Dolby Home Theater v4/ Clear Phase/ xLOUD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:4960
Battery life (max):4 / 4.5 / 4.75 / 5 / 5.5 / 6.5 / 9.5
Battery performance:4960
Battery recharge time:2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:10.5
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 2.07 / 2.4
Rear camera:No / Y / Yes
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2.07 / 2.4 / 7.99
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y / Yes
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Convertible (Floating Slider)
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.6 / 12
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:4.3
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1200
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard key pitch:0.709
Keyboard key stroke:0.0472
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:83
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Pointing Stick / Touchpad / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:10 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:10 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-15 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-15 - 60

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Home Theater v4 / HD / HDA / Intel High Definition Audio/ Dolby Home Theater v4/ Clear Phase/ xLOUD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:TFT
Dolby technologies:Dolby Home Theater v4
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Type:PC
USB connector type:USB Type-A
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1 / 2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express / Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-3217U / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72054 / 72055
Processor code:SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:Y

Software

Bundled software:Fresh Paint\nAdobe Photoshop Elements 10\nPlayMemories Home\nIntel Anti-Theft Service signup (IATS) wizard / Fresh Paint\nMicrosoft Office Trial\nAdobe Photoshop Elements 10, \nPlayMemories Home\nIntel Anti-Theft Service signup (IATS) wizard / PlayMemories Home\nAdobe Reader 10\nActive Clip / PlayMemories Home\nAdobe Reader 10\nActive Clip\nInternet Explorer 10 / PlayMemories Home\nInternet Explorer 10 / PlayMemories Home\nInternet Explorer 10\nMcAfee Internet Security\nMcAfee Parental Controls / Skype\nFresh Paint\nAdobe Photoshop® Elements 10\nPlayMemories Home\nIntel Anti-Theft Service signup (IATS) wizard / VAIO Care, PlayMemories Home, ArtRage Studio Pro
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Trial software:Intel Anti-Theft Service, McAfee Internet Security / Kaspersky Internet Security / Kaspersky Internet Security 2013 / McAfee Internet Security / Microsoft Office, Kaspersky Internet Security / Microsoft Office, Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security / Trend Micro Titanium Maximum Security

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MS Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), SD / MS Duo, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS Duo, MS Pro-HG, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS Duo, SD / MS Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 512

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.83 / 7.84 / 8 / 8.9 / 9
Depth (imperial):7.84
Height:0.689 / 0.701 / 0.705 / 0.709 / 0.71 / 1
Height (imperial):0.71
Weight:2 / 2.65 / 2.87 / 2.98
Width:12.6 / 12.7 / 13
Width (imperial):12.6