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Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121P2EB

Specifications

Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121P2EBNotebook: Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121P2EB (Vaio Duo Series)
Processor: Intel Core i3 3217U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1200 euro
Average Score: 80.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 87%, features: 75%, display: 100% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121P2EB

82% Ultraflexibel - Sony Vaio Duo 11 SVD1121P2EB
Source: Connect - 1/13 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 93% features: 75% mobility: 81% ergonomy: 81%
Windows RT vs. Windows 8
Source: Business & IT - 2/13 German
Low performance but good battery runtime
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
80% SONY VAIO DUO 11 (SVD1121P2EB)
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Sony SVD1121P2EB VAIO DUO 11
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/19/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 93% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 90%

Comment

Series:

The Sony Vaio Duo 11 and many other touchscreen laptops, which utilize the new touch-oriented operating system from Microsoft, had their debut at the IFA in summer 2012. What set it apart from other flipping, twisting and dockable devices is its unique slider form factor and strong performance due to high-end hardware which is comparable with the best Ultrabooks in the market. This also means that the Vaio Duo 11 unlike e.g., Windows RT systems, which can run only a limited apps from the Windows market, can run all PC software build for the x86 architecture.

Other advantages of the Duo 11 include all full size ports like VGA, HDMI, Ethernet and USB, which are mandatory for business user when on-the-move. In addition, its bright and contrast-rich FullHD screen is the best of its kind, and its premium case composed of a massive magnesium parts make the Duo 11 very sturdy and durable.

However, every design has some trade-offs, and the Duo 11 is no exception. Intel’s i5 architecture require much more power than the ARM architecture, so the battery life of the Duo 11 barely meets the general Ultrabook requirement. Due to full size ports and keyboard, the Vaio Duo 11 is heavy and it is very hard to use as a stand-alone tablet. Due to the small form factor and the slider mechanism, the Vaio Duo 11 also falls behind standard Ultrabooks when it comes to user comfort.

Because of its disadvantages, the Vaio Duo 11 is not suited for average consumers. However, it is one of the best candidates for business users who want powerful performance and convenience on-the-go.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


3217U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 GHz (no Turbo Boost) and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


11.6":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.3 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


Sony: Sony Corporation is a multinational conglomerate corporation headquartered in Japan. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from sonus, the Latin word for sound. The company was founded 1946 with another name and renamed in 1958. Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial services and other. Sony is a notebook manufacturer of medium size according international market shares.

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80.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-12-28 (Update: 2012-12-28)