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Sony VAIO Duo 13
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Sony VAIO Duo 13 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Dec 2013
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21 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the VAIO Duo 13 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the VAIO Duo 13.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Sony VAIO Duo 13 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Sony VAIO Duo 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the VAIO Duo 13.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Sony VAIO Duo 13 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this portable 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 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Portable PCs of this age and spec have battery lifes of between 3.7h and 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h. With a battery life of 11 hours, the VAIO Duo 13 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Sony Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony notebook PCs and also specifically for Sony 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

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Very High Rear Camera Resolution

When compared to other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the VAIO Duo 13, the VAIO Duo 13's rear camera resolution of 8 megapixels is one of the highest. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the rear camera resolutions range from 1MP to 8MP.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution

The front camera resolutions of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the VAIO Duo 13 range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At 2.07 megapixels, the VAIO Duo 13 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the VAIO Duo 13.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The VAIO Duo 13 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 6,320 milliamperes * hour, the VAIO Duo 13 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the VAIO Duo 13. Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the VAIO Duo 13 have battery capacities of between 11mAh and 9,300mAh.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This portable PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the VAIO Duo 13 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the VAIO Duo 13.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the VAIO Duo 13 is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average weight of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the VAIO Duo 13 is 1.7kg, and the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony VAIO Duo 13

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the VAIO Duo 13 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Sony VAIO Duo 13 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the VAIO Duo 13.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 13.3 inches, the VAIO Duo 13 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the VAIO Duo 13.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 128 gigabytes, the Sony VAIO Duo 13 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the VAIO Duo 13.

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Specification

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Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Rear Camera Resolution (numeric)
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Networking Standards
4G
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
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
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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 Life (max)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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Expert Reviews

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8 February 2014

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,...

25 January 2014

There are a ton of great Windows 8 hybrid machines on the market and the question that everyone wants to know is if the Sony VAIO Duo 13 is one of them. The answer? Yes, and no. While we love the...

17 January 2014

Sony completely revamped its slider design for the VAIO Duo 13, and the result is a well-made machine with longer battery life and a more comfortable keyboard...

27 December 2013

Sony unveiled its latest Windows 8 powered VAIO notebook range at an event in London on Wednesday and MSN Tech was on hand to test out the new range, including the standout pair the Sony VAIO Duo... Read more…

29 November 2013

The Sony Vaio Duo 13 has many things users like, including excellent performance and battery life, and a top-notch display. However, its prohibitive cost the compromises caused by its slider...

22 November 2013

The popularity of tablets have posed a solid threat to the PC industry, and in response many 2-in-1 so-called ?hybrid? laptops have popped up in increasing numbers that are able to function as... Read more…

22 November 2013

The Sony Vaio Duo 13 is a laptop/tablet hybrid with a somewhat cramped laptop experience. It's a shame, considering how good the screen, processing power and battery life are. We would call this...

1 November 2013

The Difference is in the DesignsThe Sony Vaio Duo 13 has a slider design that makes it easier to use the Ultrabook as a tablet. In fact, in its closed or carrying position, it is a tablet with the... Read more…

30 September 2013

Hardware and software that justify the price High-end ultrabooks aren't cheap, and Sony's Duo is no exception. With an asking price of $1,800, you're paying top-dollar for an ultra-portable...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony svd13213, sony svd13213c, sony svd13213cy, sony svd13213cyb
Barcodes 00027242962835, 00027242962859
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