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