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76
Engadget
Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

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
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Scores

Engadget

76
 

User Reviews

90
docmo
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
80
chicosy
This is the perfect laptop/tablet for the right kind of market. I wanted a touch...read more
80
heuristik
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Key Specs

Type
Tablet
Form factor
Convertible
Screen size
13.322
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i7
Processor speed
1.819
System RAM
81
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
HDMI
Maximum battery life
Up to 1020
Model

General

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (4500U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband
Yes (GSM-based)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
NFC
Yes
Screen size
13.3 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
256 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo
Model
SVD13218PGB

General

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (4500U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband
Yes (GSM-based)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
NFC
Yes
Screen size
13.3 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
256 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo
Model
SVD13211CGB

General

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (4500U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n)
Mobile broadband
Yes (GSM-based)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Other features

Integrated webcam
Yes
NFC
Yes
Screen size
13.3 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
256 GB (total)
SSD

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours

Input

Keyboard
Yes
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (2 port(s))
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo