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Sony VAIO Duo 11 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 11.6" Laptop

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27 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

This notebook PC is one of the most highly awarded of all the laptops of a comparable spec and age.

Three expert review sites all endorsed this portable PC. Apcmag.com gave this 2 in 1 laptop a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Recommended" award from Hardwarezone.com.ph. This Sony laptop also received an "Innovative Design" award from Hardwarezone.com.sg who concluded it was well designed.

The writer at one additional expert review site wrote that this laptop was fantastic and gave it their highest award. Log.com.tr gave this Sony laptop an "Editor's Choice" award.

01net.com gave this notebook PC a "4 Star" award and Pcformat.pl gave it a "Best Quality" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on sixty-six expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, Techradar and T3.com this Sony notebook PC has an overall expert rating of 73 out of 100.

Nice Design

A number of Sony VAIO Duo 11 reviewers reckoned that it was good looking. Expert review site Techradar.com wrote in their review of this laptop “The release of Windows 8 has heralded a host of new stylish tablets that make a pleasant change from the bland anonymous slates which have come to represent the Android market”. Expert website Channelpro.co.uk wrote in their review “The problem is that, while ingenious and beautifully formed, Sony’s decision to go the true convertible tablet route has forced it to compromise” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert review site Hubofgadgets.com said in their review four years ago “Stylish, powerful and ultimate are the adjective”.

Two Sony VAIO Duo 11 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was ergonomic. Expert website Channelpro.co.uk wrote in their Sony VAIO Duo 11 review “Ergonomic niggles tarnish the experienceRating”. One person who reviewed it wrote that it was neat. Expert review site Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned in their review of this laptop “Tablet, pushing the hybrid to new levels of neat design” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100.

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Good Product Quality

One Sony VAIO Duo 11 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was good quality. Expert website V3.co.uk said “The HD screen is high quality.” in their review of this laptop.

Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was well made. Four years ago expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “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”.

One Sony VAIO Duo 11 reviewer wrote that it was strong and durable. Four years ago expert website Howtospendit.ft.com said in their review of the Sony VAIO Duo 11 “Sony has been having a tough time since home 3-D, in which it invested its soul, turned out to be (as I predicted) of little interest to consumers”.

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Good Connectivity

One Sony VAIO Duo 11 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was good in terms of connectivity. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar “It has a gorgeous Full HD screen, 128GB of storage, full connectivity and is as good for work as it is for play” in their review and scored the Sony VAIO Duo 11 4 stars.

Large Storage Capacity

One Sony VAIO Duo 11 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Sony VAIO Duo 11 had good storage.

Easy to Use

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. One person who bought it reckoned that it had a good experience.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Laptops that were launched around the same time as the VAIO Duo 11 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the VAIO Duo 11's maximum internal memory supported by processor is one of the biggest amongst laptops of a similar age and spec to the VAIO Duo 11.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The VAIO Duo 11 is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

At 1,200 megahertz, the VAIO Duo 11 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the VAIO Duo 11. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the VAIO Duo 11 range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 920MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the VAIO Duo 11's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the VAIO Duo 11 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 540MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

The VAIO Duo 11 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The VAIO Duo 11 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. Most portable PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Sony portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the VAIO Duo 11.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Media

This laptop has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

2 in 1 laptops produced by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. This notebook PC also have an 802.11a and 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the VAIO Duo 11.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook PC is IEEE 802.11a.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the VAIO Duo 11 is 2.6GHz. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the VAIO Duo 11 that we have assessed, the Sony VAIO Duo 11's processor boost frequency of 3.1 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

At 2.07 megapixels, the VAIO Duo 11 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the VAIO Duo 11. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the VAIO Duo 11 is 0.3MP and the highest is 8MP.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 has a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the VAIO Duo 11 also have a touchscreen.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Sony VAIO Duo 11 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the VAIO Duo 11. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the VAIO Duo 11 the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Fairly High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The average rear camera resolution (numeric) of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 5.2MP, and the rear camera resolution (numeric)s range from 2MP to 8MP. With a rear camera resolution (numeric) of 7.99 megapixels, the Sony VAIO Duo 11 has one of the higher rear camera resolution (numeric)s amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The VAIO Duo 11 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the VAIO Duo 11 is one of the lighter notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the VAIO Duo 11 amongst laptops of this age. Laptops of a similar type and age to the VAIO Duo 11 have weights of between 0.88g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

Several Sony VAIO Duo 11 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Techtree.com wrote in their review of this laptop “It is too large and bulky to be carried as a tablet”. Four years ago expert website Computeractive.co.uk said in their Sony VAIO Duo 11 review “The Duo is in one instance a thick and heavy Windows 8 tablet before clumsily transforming into a Windows 8 laptop with an awkward, fixed-angle screen”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was not heavy. Expert review site Pcworld.in mentioned “It seems a little hefty for a tablet”.

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A Bit Expensive

Several Sony VAIO Duo 11 owners who reviewed this laptop reckoned that it was not cheap. Expert website V3.co.uk wrote in their review “For £849 for the least powerful configuration, we think it is a little too expensive for what you get”. Expert website Techmagnifier.com mentioned four years ago “Though expensive, Duo 11 might get its share in the market amongst the tech-freak consumers” and scored it 40 out of 100. Expert review site Hubofgadgets.com said in their review of this laptop “Bit expensive, this latest laptop from Sony is sure to lure huge numbers of consumers”.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was not a bargain for the price. Expert website Wired.co.uk wrote four years ago “It's no bargain.” in their review of the Sony VAIO Duo 11.

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Poor Battery Life

Some Sony VAIO Duo 11 owners who bought the Sony VAIO Duo 11 mentioned that it did not have a good battery life. Expert review site Itproportal.com gave it a score of 60 out of 100 and wrote five years ago “As an ultrabook the Duo 11's awkward keyboard and short battery life hamper the p” in their review of the Sony VAIO Duo 11. Expert review site Gizmodo.com.au said “If the laptop part is rubbish you'll end up with a heavy, expensive tablet with a bad battery” in their review of the Sony VAIO Duo 11.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The VAIO Duo 11 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 11.6 inches) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the VAIO Duo 11 the display diagonals range from 10" to 16".

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Very Slow Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)

2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the VAIO Duo 11 have wi-Fi data rate (max)s of between 300 Mbit/s and 870 Mbit/s, and the average wi-Fi data rate (max) is 590 Mbit/s. At only 300 megabits per second, the VAIO Duo 11 has a quite slow wi-Fi data rate (max) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony VAIO Duo 11

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the VAIO Duo 11 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the VAIO Duo 11.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the VAIO Duo 11 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the VAIO Duo 11.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The VAIO Duo 11 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VAIO Duo 11.

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Specification

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Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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29 December 2013

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 does a good job of performing both tablet and ultrabook duties in a small,compact device.With the general release of Windows 8,Microsoft's partners have been experimenting... Read more…

15 July 2013

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...

24 May 2013

Bit expensive, this latest laptop from Sony is sure to lure huge numbers of consumers. Despite the fact you will hate using it, but its advanced configurations will definitely make you have hands...

23 April 2013

Computers come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and this year, we?ve certainly seen some interesting blends of the computer and tablet, pushing the hybrid to new levels of neat design. Sony?s Duo... Read more…

23 April 2013

Though expensive, Duo 11 might get its share in the market amongst the tech-freak consumers. Still, there are few other options in the market if you hate using its keyboard and pointer device....

16 April 2013

I'm writing this review of the Sony Vaio Duo on a Lenovo Yoga 13. It's not a good start for the Vaio is it. The fact is though the Sony Vaio Duo is a really useful Ultrabook convertible and it has... Read more…

10 April 2013

Apcmag.com

Sony's convertible notebook sacrifices good looks to deliver a much stabler touch experience. The Duo 11 uses a sliding mechanism to transform from tablet to laptop form, with the screen sliding... Read more…

21 March 2013

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...

14 March 2013

Sony has been having a tough time since home 3-D, in which it invested its soul, turned out to be (as I predicted) of little interest to consumers. This hasn't stopped it from continuing to be as... Read more…

The advent of digital photography brought with it the replacement of the traditional wet darkroom with the modern digital lightroom. In the wet darkroom the main instrument of the photographers... Read more…

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