Sony Vaio Duo 13

  • Sony Vaio Duo 13
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  • Good performance.
  • Great battery life.
  • Digitizer support.


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

Expert reviews and ratings

By on 40

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, with everyday use. Long story short, it's a great machine,...

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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 overall design of the unit, we honestly feel it is first...

By Engadget on 76

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...

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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 13 and the Sony VAIO Pro .Read on for our first...

By Notebook Review on 67

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 design make it suitable for a specific user base.Image...

By SlashGear on

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...

By DigitalVersus on 60

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 more of a tablet with a backup keyboard than a true...

By on 78

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 laptop/tablet hybrid—the same specs would cost half as much...

By LaptopMag on 60

The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is a versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook and tablet that offers long battery life and robust pen support, but the typing experience and touchpad are...

By Wired UK on 70

The Sony Duo 13 offers an interesting take on the hybrid issue but it's by no means a game-changer. It's on the bulky side when used as a tablet, and while the flip-up mechanism is smooth enough, and the balance is fine, the keyboard feels a little...

By on

Ultrabooks with Intel's new Haswell processors are here! We've had the Sony Vaio Duo 13 on hand and are ready to give you the full review. Is this one worth your hard earned cash? We try to answer that question inside. Introduction The Sony Vaio Duo...

By IT Pro Portal on 70

The Sony Vaio Duo 13 is a compelling choice for anyone looking to join the hybrid Ultrabook movement. Its improved slider design and terrific battery life make this 13in hybrid a much better choice than its predecessor, the Duo 11, and you get a larger...

By Trusted Reviews on 80

What is the Sony VAIO Duo 13? Sony's VAIO range presents a broad selection of laptops with a somewhat confusing selection of names. The latest - the VAIO Duo 13 - muddies the waters further with the Duo part. The Duo signifies that it's a hybrid tablet...

By CNET Australia on 70

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

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Chippy brought you an initial look at Sony's new Vaio Duo 13 Haswell Ultrabook convertible, and now I'm digging deep to suss out the details. First up is a look at the stylus and how it works with the unit's N-Trig active digitizer touchscreen. I've got...

By Computer Shopper on 70

If you're looking for a slider-style Windows 8 laptop/tablet hybrid, the VAIO Duo 13 is the best we've seen, thanks to an improved design and a new Intel "Haswell" CPU. But the keyboard still isn't comfortable, and the touch pad is tiny....

By MobileTechReview on 80

As is often the case with Sony, we've got a groundbreaking great product that's not perfect, but it's so much closer than the Vaio Duo 11. Unless you're a digital artist, there really isn't a single fatal flaw. Quite the opposite, in fact: the...

By PC Pro on 67

An amazingly long-lasting Haswell-powered hybrid – unfortunately, the design is still a...

By T3 on 80

That said, if you're looking for a top-of-the-range laptop today and want the best Windows 8 experience money can buy, this should be on your shortlist.

By TechRadar on 80

It's a shame, because for £500 less we wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Sony Vaio Duo 13 that ticks most of the boxes and improves on a lot of its predecessors faults. However, for £1,430 / US1,520 / AU$1,700 or more, we'd only recommend this to business commuters with very deep pockets.