Summary: Dont pay over $500 for this laptop. Problems with controller. Failure after 2 years. Assist button feature fails and cant resinstall from hard drive or recovery DVD. I own one and I cant repair it. If controller fails or anything else fails parts may not be available, are very expensive, or come from Japan. Best Buy cant repair them. Sony doesnt repair them. Controller board is $625 and either is hard to locate or cant be purchased. Better product is out there.
Beware of this laptop. Not worth it unless under $500. Used might be ok but not new.
R S of Southern California "Statmandu", Amazon
26 February 2015
Summary: I owned one for nearly two years. Sony no longer manufacturers these. This laptop will have issue with the Solid State Drive (SSD) hard drive (HD) after two years. The controller will fail. The parts for this laptop are either not in stock, have to come from Japan if available and the controller cost over $600. If the hard drive fails it will OS (Operating Sysatem) not found. Do not buy anything to try to repair. Recycle your laptop. It is not worth fixing.
they do not have repair department like before, all sony products need to repair have ...
flo "hisunset", Amazon
2 January 2015
Summary: don't buy Sony product! I brought SVD112290X smiler Sony computer from Sony.com on August 2013, it cost me $900, 14 months later computer monther board failed! I call Sony immediately! fist thing they asking me about the warrant, it just past 14 months, no warrant! they do not have repair department like before, all sony products need to repair have dur with Geek Squad/bestbuy, ok! I sent to GS,,,, after diagnosis, it comeup with $600 more to fix that!
Summary: incorrectly advertised on ebay. Changing components Not "Write your review for the Sony Vaio Duo 11 11.6" (128 GB, 1.7 GHz, 6 GB) Tablet/Laptop Convertible - Black - SVD11213CXB" it's vaio ram 4G hdd(die)- it is very hot.
Screen rotation does not work as a Tablet, not a tablet
1 February 2014
Pros: It is lightweigh, shiny screen and battery last enough.
Cons: May be storage is limited but well that is what new solid state HDD offer at the moment. Screen rotation is not well controlled by drivers and some multi touch that are quite normal in a Tablet does not work not even similar.
Summary: I've owned the Sony VAIO Duo 11.6 for five months and it's already been returned to Sony 2 times for repair. The trackball Sony decided to use instead of a track pad is a bad joke. The trackball is impossible to use. The concept behind this tablet/laptop with Intel i7, 8 gig's ram, SSD, etc. is outstanding, but Sony design engineers didn't think through the design and really blew it. CONCEPT GREAT...DESIGN/EASE OF USE AWFUL BUYER BEWARE!
Summary: I bought Vaio Duo 11 because my old laptop was dying and I wanted light weighted one to travel with. I use mostly as laptop PC because I have no reason to say tablet is better than laptop. I have ipad too but I have not used it since I got my Vaio Duo!!
Pros: light weight, great laptop PC, beautiful light-up keyboard, fun as tablet with windows apps
Summary: Everything about it is first rate. The size is convenient for carrying around, yet large enough to see the screen. The pen works very well and makes using the computer a lot of fun. This is my second Vaio...the other one is quite old and still working great - gave it to a relative. The Sony programs seem to be a lot easier to use than their older ones. Beautiful to look at, very responsive.
I absolutely love this tablet. Perfect for my needs
11 November 2013
Summary: This is the greatest tablet/laptop I have seen to meet the needs of both types of users. Light and small enough to use as a pen tablet but with the VGA and HDMI outputs, twin USB 3.0, and full size SDHC card slot as well as a fast processor and SSD drive it has the power of a full size laptop. Perfect upgrade/replacement for my Motion Computing LE1700. The keyboard is compact but perfectly functional for touch typing. The screen is really bright and crisp as well.
Summary: I got this laptop because I do way more graphics than typing and I wanted to try the pen input. I also needed for it to be small and slide in to my camera bag. If you type a lot like most people who review laptops the keyboard is rather small and you may want to go with the larger 13" model. I read that it was difficult to open but that person must have been slow because it actually quite easy, but strong enough to stay in place in tablet or laptop mode.