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Sony Vaio Duo 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the build quality and design are overall positive. The battery and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the reliability and keyboard, and many are critical about the usability and touchpad.

screen, portability, battery, design, build quality

value for money, energy, touchpad, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio Duo 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Sony VAIO Duo 13 Review

 

Designers and image professionals should take a look at this Windows 8.1 slider hybrid, but all other users should stay away from the Sony Vaio Duo 13.

Terrific display ; Great battery life ; Nice performance

Some design and build issues ; Lousy keyboard ; Cramped trackpad ; Odd button placement

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Sony VAIO Duo 13 Review

 

The popularity of tablets have posed a solid threat to the PC industry, and in response many 2-in-1 so-called “hybrid” laptops have popped up in increasing numbers that are able to function as both — as a laptop when some serious work needs to be done,...

If you’re okay with a display that is fixed at a sharp angle, a shallow keyboard, and a very thin trackpad, the Duo 13 will work well for you as a 2-in-1 portable. If, on the flip side, you’re in the market for a PC that doubles as a traditional laptop...

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Sony VAIO Duo 13

 

The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is a versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook and tablet that offers long battery life and robust pen support, but the typing experience and touchpad are drawbacks.

Long battery life; Bright and colorful screen; Lightweight design for a hybrid; Good pen support

Uncomfortable keyboard; Tiny touchpad; Odd button placement; Pricier than other hybrids

The Sony VAIO Duo 13 has a lot going for it: a lightweight chassis, a vibrant screen with pen support and epic battery life. However, at $1,899 ($1,399 to start), we would expect a flawless typing and navigation experience, and the Duo 13 offers one of...

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Sony VAIO Duo 13

 

The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is a slick-looking hybrid ultraportable that gives you solid performance and a full workday's worth of battery power. The 13.3?inch touch screen display delivers a crisp picture with brilliant colors but its viewing angle...

Good performance. Great battery life. Digitizer support

Small touchpad. No screen adjustment in laptop mode. Narrow viewing angles

With the Sony VAIO Duo 13, Sony improves upon the design of its predecessor, the Sony VAIO Duo 11 (D11213CX). This model offers a larger screen and a smaller hinge, and it's outfitted with a fourth-generation Intel Core i5 processor. The biggest...

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Sony Vaio Duo 13

 

Of all the new laptop designs that attempted to break into the mainstream with the launch of Windows 8 at the end of 2012, none was bolder than the slider-style PC. This handful of brave systems attempted to bridge the gap between laptop and tablet not...

With a better design and bigger screen than the original Vaio Duo, the new Sony Vaio Duo 13 is a solid improvement on its predecessor.

It's still tough to figure out exactly who the target audience is. The lack of screen angles is especially frustrating.

The Sony Vaio Duo 13 is ambitious, but less universally useful than other Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrids. There may not be a real need for a slider-style PC.

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Sony VAIO Duo 13

 

Even with its steep asking price, Sony makes the Duo worthwhile with great performance and functionality.

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Sony Vaio Duo 13 review

 

As the lines between PC and tablet blur, can Intel's new 4th-generation processors turn the Sony VAIO Duo 13 into the best Windows 8 hybrid available?

Great screen ; Light and thin ; Amazing battery life

OMG! The price ; Sliders aren't for everyone

It's been a fantastic performance from the Sony, and it's made a huge leap forward in terms of battery life. The touchscreen, Haswell and slim build combine to form one of the best Windows 8 laptops money can buy - just not one of the best tablets.

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Sony Vaio Duo 13 review

 

An Ultrabook with a 15 hour battery

Increased battery life ; Bigger screen looks fantastic ; Proper trackpad ; Good build quality ; Haswell processors

Very expensive ; Sliding mechanism still feels delicate

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Sony Vaio Duo 13

 

Hands-on: A sliding laptop-tablet hybrid that takes the Duo 11, makes it better.

The closer you look, the more the Sony Vaio Duo 13 appears an ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ device that has a little too much of the oddball vibe of the original Duo 11. However, in use it still solves many of that earlier model’s problems,...

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Sony VAIO Duo 13 review

 

This powerful laptop has an outstanding battery life, setting the standard for all Ultrabooks to come, but we have some issues with the screen and hinge

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