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Sony VAIO Duo 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Sony VAIO Duo 13. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and performance. The battery and screen also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the size. Many are critical about the touchpad and usability.

design, screen, battery, performance, portability

keyboard, price, energy, usability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VAIO Duo 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO Duo 13

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Sony VAIO Duo 13 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 13

 

The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is slick looking hybrid ultraportable that gives you solid performance and a full workday's worth of battery power.

Good performance. Great battery life. Digitizer support.

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

The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is a compelling choice for anyone looking to join the hybrid ultrabook movement. It's improved slider design and terrific battery life make this 13 inch hybrid a much better choice than it s predecessor, the Duo 11, and you get a...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Sony's upsized Duo 13 mixes tablet and laptop

 

Can a better hinge, bigger screen, and next-gen Intel CPU help the slider-style Vaio Duo?

With a better design and bigger screen than the original Vaio Duo, the new ; 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.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Jamison Cush (NotebookReview.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 13 Review

 

The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is a high-end convertible aimed at graphic designers and artists. Keep reading to see if this premium notebook is worth the premium price.

Terrific display ; Great battery life ; Nice performance

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

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Brittany A. Roston (slashgear.com)

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...

You’re going to have to think carefully about what you’re looking for in a portable before deciding on whether the Sony VAIO Duo 13 is for you. The device works well as a tablet, even if the button placement is a bit awkward, and it fits nicely in the...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Vaio Duo 13 SVD1321M2E Convertible Ultrabook

 

Not quite your ordinary tablet. 11 becomes 13. How large does a slider convertible have to become in order to allow its user to work comfortably with Windows? How sturdy is the hinge? And what kind of performance levels can be expected from the Haswell...

Not too bulky in tablet mode, Good build quality, Ports located at the rear, Connectivity similar to a subnotebook, Strong performance, comes with a SSD, High contrast ratio, great viewing angles, High color fidelity, covers 93 % of the sRGB color...

Unsatisfying keyboard and touchpad feedback, USB ports located too close to each other, Short Wi-Fi range, Swapping the battery? Cleaning the fans? Upgrading the RAM or putting in a larger SSD? Impossible except for experienced tinkerers. The keyboard...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Andrei Girbea (ultrabookreview.com)

Sony Vaio Duo 13 review – a big step forward

 

The Vaio Duo 13 is a convertible ultrabook built on top Intel's Haswell hardware, with a nice screen and a digitizer/pen combo. On top of that, it can easily go for 6-8 hours on a single charge, with everyday use. Long story short, it's a great...

sturdy and beautiful; comes with a touchscreen, digitizer and pen; powerful; huge battery life; decent keyboard and trackpad; good selection of ports; great connectivity options

the form factor (slider); the sharp edges and pointy corners

Wrapping it up, the Sony Vaio Duo 13 is an awesome machine.

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Josh Fields (reviewed.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 13

 

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

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Sony VAIO Duo 13 Review and Ratings

 

If you're looking for a slider-style Windows 8 laptop/tablet hybrid, the VAIO Duo 13 is the best we've seen, thanks to an improved design and a new Intel "Haswell" CPU. But the keyboard still isn't comfortable, and the touch pad is tiny.

Much improved design over Duo 11, while still weighing under three pounds ; Good performance and long battery life

Shallow keyboard with small, flat keys ; Tiny touch pad ; Awkward pen holder ; No Ethernet jack

For now, Sony deserves credit for the design of the VAIO Duo 13. It's a significant improvement over the pioneering Duo 11, with a small (though certainly appreciated) touch pad and nearly triple the battery life in a package that weighs about the...

Aug, 2013

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

Sony VAIO Duo 13

 

Superb full HD display with wide color gamut, fast performance and 4th gen Haswell CPUs, extreme battery life, works as a tablet and laptop, has a digital pen for notes and art

Not cheap, keyboard travel is short

As is often the case with Sony, we've got a groundbreaking great product that's not perfect, but it's so much closer than the Vaio Duo 11. Unless you're a digital artist, there really isn't a single fatal flaw. Quite the opposite, in fact: the machine...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (trustedreviews.com)

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,...

Jul, 2013
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