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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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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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30 Reasons For

Six Industry Awards

Three expert review sites liked this portable PC. The writer at Apcmag.com gave this notebook PC a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Recommended" award from Hardwarezone.com.ph, confirming their endorsement. This Sony laptop also received a Hardwarezone.com.sg "Innovative Design" award.

The expert at Log.com.tr concluded that this portable PC was brilliant and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

The reviewers at two more expert review sites both concluded that this notebook PC was good. This portable PC received a "4 Star" award from 01net.com and it received a "Best Quality" award from Pcformat.pl.

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Average Expert Reviews

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

Nice Design

Several customers agreed that this laptop was good looking. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of the Sony VAIO Duo 11 on expert website Techradar “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”. Techradar.com also wrote “It has a gorgeous Full HD screen, 128GB of storage, full connectivity”. Expert review site Channelpro.co.uk wrote in their review of the Sony VAIO Duo 11 “The problem is that, while ingenious and beautifully formed, Sony’s decision to go the true convertible tablet route has forced it to compromise” .

A few Sony VAIO Duo 11 reviewers thought the Sony VAIO Duo 11 was ergonomic. Five years ago expert review site Channelpro.co.uk wrote in their Sony VAIO Duo 11 review “Ergonomic niggles tarnish the experienceRating” and scored the product 4 stars.

One Sony VAIO Duo 11 owner who bought the Sony VAIO Duo 11 concluded that it was neat. Expert website Gadgetguy.com.au mentioned “Tablet, pushing the hybrid to new levels of neat design” in their review of the Sony VAIO Duo 11.

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Good Product Quality

One person said in their reviews that it was good quality. Five years ago V3.co.uk said “The HD screen is high quality.” in their review of this laptop.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought the product reckoned that it was good in terms of connectivity.

Robust

One person thought it was well made. Expert website Pcmag.com mentioned “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 customer said in their reviews that this laptop was strong and durable. Four years ago expert website Howtospendit.ft.com mentioned in their review “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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Large Storage Capacity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had good storage.

Easy to Use

One Sony VAIO Duo 11 owner who purchased it said that it was comfortable and easy to hold. One Sony VAIO Duo 11 reviewer who bought it reckoned that it had a good experience.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the VAIO Duo 11 has a very big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the VAIO Duo 11. 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 is a 16 maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the VAIO Duo 11 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the VAIO Duo 11, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the VAIO Duo 11 of 1,200 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 350 megahertz, the Sony VAIO Duo 11 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the VAIO Duo 11. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the VAIO Duo 11 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The VAIO Duo 11 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the VAIO Duo 11.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 13 which has better reviews.

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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 came out more than a year ago. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the VAIO Duo 11.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

This portable PC has an SSD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Sony Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Sony 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs produced by Sony.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.1 gigahertz, the VAIO Duo 11 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the VAIO Duo 11 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.6GHz.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The VAIO Duo 11 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most laptops that were released one year ago have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. In addition, this notebook PC have an 802.11a and 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the VAIO Duo 11.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of laptop is 802.11a.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The average front camera resolution (numeric) of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the VAIO Duo 11 is 1.7MP, and the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 8MP. The Sony VAIO Duo 11 has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) (2.07 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the VAIO Duo 11.

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the VAIO Duo 11, the VAIO Duo 11 has a touchscreen.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a touchscreen currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 13.

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Quite High Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)

The rear camera resolution (numeric)s of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the VAIO Duo 11 range from 2MP to 8MP. The VAIO Duo 11 has one of the higher rear camera resolution (numeric)s (7.99 megapixels) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the VAIO Duo 11 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Sony VAIO Duo 11 is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the VAIO Duo 11 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this age and type amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago the weights range from 0.88g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

A few people who purchased it agreed that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Techtree.com wrote in their review “It is too large and bulky to be carried as a tablet”. Expert website Computeractive.co.uk said “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” in their Sony VAIO Duo 11 review.

One Sony VAIO Duo 11 reviewer thought the product was not heavy. Expert review site Pcworld.in wrote “It seems a little hefty for a tablet”.

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Poor Battery Life

Several customers who reviewed the Sony VAIO Duo 11 concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Expert website Itproportal.com gave the product a rating of 3 stars and said in their review of the Sony VAIO Duo 11 five years ago “As an ultrabook the Duo 11's awkward keyboard and short battery life hamper the p”. Four years ago expert website Gizmodo.com.au mentioned “If the laptop part is rubbish you'll end up with a heavy, expensive tablet with a bad battery”.

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 released around the same time as the VAIO Duo 11 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

Other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 13.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the VAIO Duo 11 range from 8.9" to 16". The VAIO Duo 11 has a quite small display diagonal (only 11.6 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4.0+HS bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony VAIO Duo 11

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the VAIO Duo 11 over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the Sony VAIO Duo 11 has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the VAIO Duo 11 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago.

Alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the DELL Inspiron 13 which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the VAIO Duo 11 has a relatively average total storage capacity 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

Design
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)

6 Awards

log.com.tr Editor's Choice apcmag.com Highly Recommended 01net.com 4 Star pcformat.pl Best Quality hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended hardwarezone.com.sg Innovative Design

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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