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Sony VAIO Duo 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 82 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 durability and portability. The design and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the touchpad and usability.

screen, performance, design, portability, durability

keyboard, price, battery, usability, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Sarah Silbert (engadget.com)

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.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Sony Vaio Duo 11 review: Sony's convertible tablet is more clunky than cool

 

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: 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

 

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.

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

Expert review by: Anand Tuliani (tech.firstpost.com)

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.

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 11 - Pocket-lint

 

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 is among the first of a swathe of new Windows 8 touchscreen "laptops". Well, it's sort of a laptop, but sort of a tablet too as the

Screen looks great, decent build quality, backlit keys, reasonable power

Touchscreen dirties up quickly, compressed keyboard is awkward, no dock for stylus, occasional orientation issues, when the fan kicks in it's horrendously noisy

Although inherently a laptop, the VAIO Duo 11 can't help but feel a bit like an oversized, and ultimately expensive - yet powerful - tablet. Which is rather confusing.

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Camera

Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 2.07 / 2.4

Graphics

Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
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)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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

Processor

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:SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor 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
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Processor package size:31