Sony VAIO Duo 13

76
Engadget
Score
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Sony VAIO Duo 13 review: a much-improved take on the Windows 8 slider

Summary

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.

Pros
  • Much-improved design
  • Bright 1080p display
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Cramped touchpad
  • Oddly placed rear camera
Sony VAIO Duo 13 review: a much-improved take on the Windows 8 slider

When Sony's VAIO Duo 11 slider debuted late last year, its strong performance and crisp HD display weren't enough for us to overlook a flawed design and unimpressive battery life. The Duo 13, just announced at Computex, looks to be a formidable second attempt. A lot has changed here, from a revamped hinge and a beefier power pack to a higher price: $1,400 up from $1,200. Oh, and it offers a more spacious keyboard and a proper touchpad, too. Is Sony's second try a success, especially considering the $200 premium? Skip past the break to find out.

Read Full Review

Scores

Engadget

76
 

Breakdown

Expandability
7.0
Design and form factor
7.7
Durability
7.3
Speed and features
8.0
Display
8.0
View All Scores

Specs

VAIO

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
8 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
View Full Specs

Specs

VAIO

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
8 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad
View Full Specs
Video

Related Video

Kaz Hirai Interview CES 2016 Live from the Stage

Kaz Hirai Interview CES 2016 Live from the Stage

Posted   01.09.16
View
Similar Products

How It Stacks Up

87

Surface Book

Engadget

87
 

Critic

8.5
 

User

9
 
Starting at
$1498.99
Requires Contract
84

Yoga 3 Pro

Engadget

84
 

Critic

7.5
 

User

8.7
 
Starting at
$789.49
Requires Contract
81

MacBook (early 2015)

Engadget

81
 

Critic

7.8
 

User

9
 
Starting at
$1289
Requires Contract
89

XPS 13 (2015)

Engadget

89
 

Critic

8.6
 

User

8
 
Starting at
$888.8
Requires Contract
84

Series 7 Chronos (2013)

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

8.7
 

User

9.3
 
No price available

The Latest

02.08.16
Capcom releases the most badass 'Street Fighter 5' trailer yet
02.08.16 in

Capcom releases the most badass 'Street Fighter 5' trailer yet

I'm pretty sure Ryu just went Super Saiyan.

By A. Tarantola,   02.08.16
View
02.07.16
Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact arrive in the US
02.07.16 in

Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Compact arrive in the US

Just don't expect a fingerprint reader.

By J. Fingas,   02.07.16
View