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.
SONY VAIO Duo 11 Convertible Touch Ultrabook Review
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.
Summary: 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 use. It would have been nice if Sony had gone in with a swivel screen design like in the Dell XPS 12 or a 360 degree folding screen like in the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga.
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.
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.
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.
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. Well, sort of a slider. Sony calls the Vaio Duo 11 a “Surf Slider,” where the screen pops up at a laptop-like angle, revealing a micro-sized keyboard underneath. (The screen angle isn’t adjustable.) This design is the most notable aspect of the Duo, and it brings with it plenty of pros and cons to consider.
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...