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Sony VAIO Duo 11

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews of Sony VAIO Duo 11. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The performance and keyboard are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the battery and usability. Reviews are divided on the size.

screen, keyboard, performance, portability, design

price, usability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VAIO Duo 11 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = 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 convertible tablet: More clunky than cool

 

We see room for Windows 8 tablet/laptop combos in the market, but the Duo isn't a convincing argument.

The ; 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 : 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 : 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 : Edward Chester (trustedreviews.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 11

 

Hands On: Sony joins the Windows 8 laptop/tablet hybrid brigade, with a slider.

Stunning high res screen ; Very good build quality ; Very good connectivity

No proper trackpad ; Slide form factor doesn't protect screen

All of which leaves us with a peculiar beast. Essentially this is a premium Sony ultraportable laptop, with all the high-end features we'd expect of the company's enviable history in that segment, but on the other hand the overall form factor doesn't...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (t3.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 11 review

 

Can Windows 8 work on the Sony VAIO Duo 11 tablet hybrid?

Powerful processor ; Excellent touchscreen ; Amazing connectivity

Pricey ; Heavy

Oct, 2012

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

Sony VAIO Duo 11

 

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 Duo 11 sits flat like a tablet out of the box, but can morph into a more upright position to reveal...

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

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