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8.2 out of 10

Sony VAIO Duo 13

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Overall 7
7.0

Sony's upsized Duo 13 mixes tablet and laptop

CNET
10 October 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: With a better design and bigger screen than the original Vaio Duo, the new Sony Vaio Duo 13 is a solid improvement on its predecessor.
  • Cons: It's still tough to figure out exactly who the target audience is. The lack of screen angles is especially frustrating.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
2 August 2013
  • Conclusion: Given these concerns, we suspect that many users will be better off with a light laptop (such as Sony's own VAIO Pro 13) plus a cheap-but-capable tablet (hello, second-generation Google Nexus 7). Others can check out one of the revolving-screen or detachable-screen (rather than slider) hybrids, especially as fourth-generation Core processors penetrate the market.
  • Pros: Much improved design over Duo 11, while still weighing under three pounds, Good performance and long battery life
  • Cons: Shallow keyboard with small, flat keys, Tiny touch pad, Awkward pen holder, No Ethernet jack
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Overall 8
8.1
Performance 8
8.0
Sound 4
4.0
Battery performance 9
9.1
Display 9
8.7
Weight 8
8.4
Noise 9
9.3
Gaming performance 8
7.6
Connectivity 8
7.9
Keyboard 8
7.5
Temperature 9
9.0

Review Sony Vaio Duo 13 SVD1321M2E Convertible Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
23 July 2013
  • Summary: 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 ULV CPU? We've got the answers.
  • Pros: 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 space, No reduction in brightness while running on battery, Superb rear camera, No battery slice option, Wonderful battery life, The Duo 13 is a great jack of all trades for all those looking for a fast Windows convertible s...
  • Cons: 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 is no optional accessory, but essential to the operation of the device. More travel would have made a noticeable difference.
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Overall 8
8.1
Performance 8
8.0
Sound 4
4.0
Battery performance 9
9.1
Display 9
8.7
Weight 8
8.4
Noise 9
9.3
Gaming performance 8
7.6
Connectivity 8
7.9
Keyboard 8
7.5
Temperature 9
9.0

Review Sony Vaio Duo 13 SVD1321M2E Convertible Ultrabook

Notebookcheck
23 July 2013
  • Summary: 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 ULV CPU? We've got the answers.
  • Pros: 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 space, No reduction in brightness while running on battery, Superb rear camera, No battery slice option, Wonderful battery life, The Duo 13 is a great jack of all trades for all those looking for a fast Windows convertible s...
  • Cons: 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 is no optional accessory, but essential to the operation of the device. More travel would have made a noticeable difference.
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Overall 7
7.0

Sony VAIO Duo 13

PC Magazine
16 July 2013
  • Conclusion: The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is a slick-looking hybrid ultraportable that gives you solid performance and a full workday's worth of battery power. The 13.3?inch touch screen display delivers a crisp picture with brilliant colors but its viewing angle performance could be better.
  • Pros: Good performance. Great battery life. Digitizer support.
  • Cons: Small touchpad. No screen adjustment in laptop mode. Narrow viewing angles.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony Vaio Duo 13 review – a big step forward

UltrabookReview
17 June 2013
  • Summary: 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 machine, but because it's pricey and because it's a slider, might not be for everyone.
  • Pros: 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
  • Cons: the form factor (slider); the sharp edges and pointy corners
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony VAIO Duo 13

MobileTechReview.com
5 April 2013
  • Conclusion: 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 is very fast for an Ultrabook thanks to Sony's use of cTDP to bring up performance above and beyond many Ultrabooks that don't surpass the 17 watt CPU power ceiling, the full HD display is one of the best on the market and...
  • Pros: 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.
  • Cons: Not cheap, keyboard travel is short.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony VAIO Duo 13 review

expertreviews.co.uk
7 June 2013
  • Excerpt: Just as the Sony Vaio Duo 11 was one of the first Windows 8 hybrids, so the Vaio Duo 13 is one of the first laptops to kick off Intel's new generation of Ultrabooks. It's also one of the most substantial redesigns we’ve ever seen, as it corrects nearly all of the Duo 11's flaws while introducing some seriously impressive new additions at the same time.
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Overall 8
8.2

Review: Sony Vaio Duo 13

Info Abril
31 July 2014
  • Summary: Sony Vaio Duo 13 é um notebook híbrido poderoso que serve de prancheta desenho Full HD
  • Pros: Design bonito, boa configuração e duração de bateria, conectividade NFC
  • Cons: Não há opção de inclinação da tela quando utilizado como notebook. A função slide não funciona facilmente, é preciso ter muito cuidado para não forçar o mecanismo.
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Overall 8
7.7

Sony Vaio Duo 13 (Red Edition)

netzwelt
9 October 2013
  • Summary: Convertible der Sonderklasse Das Sony Vaio Duo 13 ist ein außerordentliches Ultrabook. Wer viel zeichnet, skizziert und notiert, wird schon nach einer Woche keinen Bleistift oder Kugelschreiber in die Hand mehr nehmen wollen. Doch gelten für Convertibles im Allgemeinen und für das Vaio Duo 13 im Besonderen auch Einschränkungen. Auf herkömmlichen Ultrabooks schreibt es sich besser und man muss sie nicht so sorgsam behandeln.
  • Pros: Konzept, Verarbeitung, Stifteingabe, Leistung
  • Cons: Tastatur, Trackpad
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