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Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121X9EB

Specifications

Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121X9EBNotebook: Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121X9EB (Vaio Duo Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.287kg
Price: 1399 euro
Average Score: 80.4% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 75%, features: 65%, display: 81% mobility: 87%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121X9EB

87% Review Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121X9EB Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Switch to Work. Switchable graphics are an old trick. Today, we want switchable work modes: first a mini laptop, then a Windows tablet, and all this without even switching devices. So is this new Sony model the ideal device for ambitious Windows users who cannot decide between tablets and notebooks?
80% Sony’s tablet slides up to become a fully-fledged laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Sony VAIO Duo 11 is more than powerful enough for any everyday Windows 8 tasks — basic Web browsing, productivity in Word, Excel, or Outlook, some basic light-duty 3D gaming or photo editing — and the innovative slider format fits a full ultraportable laptop’s components into a tablet-centric form factor. It’s a big compromise to have a non-tilting screen, though, and the keyboard is cramped — if you can live with these limitations the VAIO Duo 11 is a surprisingly versatile hybrid tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
65% Sony Vaio Duo 11 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
At an MRP of Rs 89,990, the Sony Vaio Duo 11 (SVD11213CN) is quite expensive. Even if it was cheaper by a few thousand rupees, we would have still suggested you consider other options because the keyboard and pointing device can be quite frustrating to use. It would have been nice if Sony had gone in with a swivel screen design like in the Dell XPS 12 or a 360 degree folding screen like in the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga. We feel Sony should have concentrated more on ergonomics instead of focusing mainly on style.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 65%

Foreign Reviews

79% Gleitender Wechsel
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 63% performance: 67% features: 63% display: 77% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 92%
91% Sony Vaio Duo 11 SVD1121X9E
Source: SFT - 1/13 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%

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.


3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz 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.


1.287 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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80.4%: 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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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G1
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3437U, 1.4 kg
Asus Taichi 21-CW005H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.25 kg
Acer Travelmate X313-M-6824
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3229Y, 0.8 kg
Acer Iconia W701
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1 kg
Samsung ATIV Tab 7 XE700T1C-G01DE
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 0.9 kg
Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y4G12AS
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3229Y, 1.4 kg
Toshiba Portege Z10t-A-106
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3439Y, 1.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11s-59377342
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3339Y, 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire P3-171-6408
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3229Y, 1.4 kg
Gigabyte S1185
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-AX2
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3427U, 1.13 kg
Acer Aspire P3-171-3322Y2G06as
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3229Y, 1.338 kg
Toshiba Portege Z10t
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3339Y, 1.435 kg
Gigabyte U2142-CF1
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.4 kg
HP EliteBook Revolve 810
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3437U, 1.352 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3427U, 2.5 kg
Acer Aspire P3
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3339Y, 1.4 kg
MSI S20-i541 UltraSlider
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.16 kg
Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D11215CGB
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.3 kg
Samsung Ativ Smart PC Pro XE700T1C A02
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.62 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3339Y, 1.37 kg
Acer W700-53334G12as
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 0.95 kg
Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D11223CXB
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3337U, 1.3 kg
MSI Slidebook S20
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.2 kg
Asus Taichi 21-CW003H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.3 kg
Fujitsu Stylistic Q702
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3427U, 1.66 kg
Asus Taichi 21-DH71
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 3517U, 1.3 kg
Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D11213CN
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 1.3 kg
Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro XE700T1C-A01US
HD Graphics 4000, Core i5 3317U, 0.9 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-01-23 (Update: 2013-01-23)