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Sony VAIO Duo 11
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Sony VAIO Duo 11

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Overall 9

Sony VAIO Duo 11 Review

Review guidelines
25 September 2013
  • Summary: Overall, it is not easy to judge this Sony Vaio Duo 11 . From a certain point of view, it is a convertible tablet that looks expensive, heavy and bulky. On the other hand, is a convertible Ultrabook with exceptional Full HD 11.6 ” and the high computing power and versatility. Looking at it for what it is, a beautiful and handsome hybrid, offers unparalleled connectivity in the industry, the ability to safely handle both program’s desktop to create content (for example,...
  • Pros: Quality construction and design, High power, Excellent screen, Full connectivity, With stylus input.
  • Cons: Heavy and cumbersome, It lacks the touchpad keyboard is not separable, Audio underpowered.
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Overall 8

SONY VAIO Duo 11 Convertible Touch Ultrabook Review

Reviewboard Magazine
29 April 2013
  • Excerpt: [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 is thin enough and small enough to be a very usable field tablet, and powerful enough and feature rich enough to pull of the whole notebook thing incredibly well.
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Overall 4

Sony Vaio Duo 11 Review

21 March 2013
  • Conclusion: 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. Sony’s Duo 11 makes no attempt to reconcile these problems. Instead, it worsens them with a terrible keyboard and nearly useless pointer. The interface issues are bad enough to make the Duo a convertible in name only.
  • Pros: Bright display, Decent audio quality, Decent connectivity
  • Cons: Terrible keyboard, No touchpad, Short battery life, Overpriced
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Overall 3

Review: Sony Vaio Duo 11

3 March 2013
  • Excerpt: The war of the Windows 8 hybrids — all of which will seemingly be known as “Duo” — is finally heating up, and Sony’s taking its stand on the side of the slider.
  • Pros: Restrained pricing for Sony. Performance is fine once you get apps going.
  • Cons: Slider feels rickety. Lots of general performance concerns. Screen auto-rotation takes forever to kick in. Keyboard is functionally useless. Sad battery life (3.5 hours). Uncommonly homely.
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Overall 8

Sony VAIO Duo 11

26 November 2012
  • Conclusion: 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 Ultrabook-convertible, the Sony has everything for a relatively reasonable price: a bright IPS 1080p display, fast Intel Core i5 and i7 ULV CPUs, fast SSD drives and plenty of ports including full size HDMI, VGA and wired Ethernet.
  • Pros: Superb 1080p IPS touchscreen, has digital pen, compact and light, plenty of ports and wireless features.
  • Cons: Keyboard is small.
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Duo more

Gear Patrol
9 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Looking to chip away at the iPad’s death grip on the market through dual functionality and some serious Windows 8 guts, the Sony VAIO Duo 11 represents yet another foray into the field of computer meets Transformer.
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Overall 6

Sony VAIO Duo 11 (D11213CX)

PC Magazine
12 October 2012
  • Conclusion: The Sony VAIO Duo 11 (D11213CX) merges ultrabook and tablet in hopes of making the perfect Windows 8 machine, but it's an awkward combination.
  • Pros: Touch capability. Gorgeous hi-res IPS display. Windows 8. Intel Core i5-3317u processor. 128GB SSD.
  • Cons: Awkward design. Glitchy touch screen. Short battery life.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

11 October 2012
  • Conclusion: But unless you're absolutely intent on carrying a dedicated keyboard with you wherever your tablet goes, and you don't care about optimal typing comfort, we're not sure the VAIO Duo 11 is the best option. The world is about to be flooded with Windows 8 hybrid devices. Admittedly, we haven't had a chance to review any others yet, but we've seen more than a few of them behind closed doors, and some will feature roomier, more comfortable keyboards than the keys found on the...
  • Pros: Excellent 1080p IPS screen, Powerful components, Backlit keyboard, Impressively slim
  • Cons: No cover or included case for the always-exposed screen, Keyboard isn’t great for extended typing, Brief battery life
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Overall 5

Sony VAIO Duo 11 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
11 October 2012
  • Summary: 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 endurance for either type of device. We also have concerns about the durability of the screen as the Duo is thrown into bags (despite the Gorilla Glass treatment), and the fact that the stylus can get lost easily.
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Overall 8

Sony’s tablet slides up to become a fully-fledged laptop

Good Gear Guide.au
5 August 2013
  • Summary: Sony’s VAIO Duo 11 slider has all the power of an Ultrabook in an innovative form factor. We like the versatility the slider offers, and the inclusion of plenty of ports means the Duo 11 is one of the first potential business tablets we’ve tried. The slider design is by no means perfect, though.
  • Pros: Excellent performance for a tablet, Convenient slider design, always-ready keyboard, Excellent integrated connectivity
  • Cons: Restrictive slider design, Unnecessarily busy design, Nowhere to store digitiser pen
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