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Sony VAIO Duo 13

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Sony VAIO Duo 13. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the performance and portability are overall positive. The battery and design are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive views about the sound and usability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Sony VAIO Duo 13 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Sony VAIO Duo 13 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Sony Vaio Duo 13


Hands-on: A sliding laptop-tablet hybrid that takes the Duo 11, makes it better.

The closer you look, the more the Sony Vaio Duo 13 appears an ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ device that has a little too much of the oddball vibe of the original Duo 11. However, in use it still solves many of that earlier model’s problems,...

Jul, 2013

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Sony Vaio Duo 13 review


The Sony VAIO Duo 13 hybrid gets a Haswell makeover

Great screen ; Light and thin ; Amazing battery life

OMG! The price! ; Sliders aren't for everyone

Jul, 2013

Techradar Recommended 2013

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (

Sony Vaio Duo 13 review


An Ultrabook with a 15 hour battery

Increased battery life ; Bigger screen looks fantastic ; Proper trackpad ; Good build quality ; Haswell processors

Very expensive ; Sliding mechanism still feels delicate

So how much of a success - or failure - is the Sony Vaio Duo 13? Seeing as the Sony Vaio Duo 11 was a fair attempt at a hybrid machine and that the Sony Vaio Duo 13 brings improvements in nearly every aspect, we can confidently rule out it being a...

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Katharine Byrne (

Sony VAIO Duo 13 review


This powerful laptop has an outstanding battery life, setting the standard for all Ultrabooks to come, but we have some issues with the screen and hinge

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Sony VAIO Duo 13


The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is slick looking hybrid ultraportable that gives you solid performance and a full workday's worth of battery power.

Good performance. Great battery life. Digitizer support.

Small touchpad. No screen adjustment in laptop mode. Narrow viewing angles.

The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is a compelling choice for anyone looking to join the hybrid ultrabook movement. It's improved slider design and terrific battery life make this 13 inch hybrid a much better choice than it s predecessor, the Duo 11, and you get a...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Sony's upsized Duo 13 mixes tablet and laptop


Can a better hinge, bigger screen, and next-gen Intel CPU help the slider-style Vaio Duo?

With a better design and bigger screen than the original Vaio Duo, the new ; is a solid improvement on its predecessor.

It's still tough to figure out exactly who the target audience is. The lack of screen angles is especially frustrating.

The Sony Vaio Duo 13 is ambitious, but less universally useful than other Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrids. There may not be a real need for a slider-style PC.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by : Jamison Cush (

Sony VAIO Duo 13 Review


The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is a high-end convertible aimed at graphic designers and artists. Keep reading to see if this premium notebook is worth the premium price.

Terrific display ; Great battery life ; Nice performance

Some design and build issues ; Lousy keyboard ; Cramped trackpad ; Odd button placement

Nov, 2013

Expert review by : Brittany A. Roston (

Sony VAIO Duo 13 Review


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 both -- as a laptop when some serious work needs to be...

You’re going to have to think carefully about what you’re looking for in a portable before deciding on whether the Sony VAIO Duo 13 is for you. The device works well as a tablet, even if the button placement is a bit awkward, and it fits nicely in the...

Nov, 2013

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Review Sony Vaio Duo 13 SVD1321M2E Convertible Ultrabook


Not quite your ordinary tablet. 11 becomes 13. How large does a slider convertible have to become in order to allow its user to work comfortably with Windows? How sturdy is the hinge? And what kind of performance levels can be expected from the Haswell...

Not too bulky in tablet mode, Good build quality, Ports located at the rear, Connectivity similar to a subnotebook, Strong performance, comes with a SSD, High contrast ratio, great viewing angles, High color fidelity, covers 93 % of the sRGB color...

Unsatisfying keyboard and touchpad feedback, USB ports located too close to each other, Short Wi-Fi range, Swapping the battery? Cleaning the fans? Upgrading the RAM or putting in a larger SSD? Impossible except for experienced tinkerers. The keyboard...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Bennett Ring (

Sony Vaio Duo 13


This ultra-portable 2-in-1 is about as thin as they get, but you'll need a thick wallet to justify the purchase.

Extremely light ; No screen wobble when touched ; Very thin ; Snappy performance ; Good looker

Average specs ; Lacks storage ; Complex hinge

If you value portability over all else, or need a tablet that handles handwriting with ease, the Duo 13 has a lot to commend it. However, measured alongside other highly portable transformers like the Dell XPS 12, the Duo 13's specs leave a lot to be...

Aug, 2013