Sony Vaio Duo 13 SV-D1321M2R

Specifications

Sony Vaio Duo 13 SV-D1321M2RNotebook: Sony Vaio Duo 13 SV-D1321M2R (Vaio Duo Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Duo 13 SV-D1321M2R

Foreign Reviews

Sony VAIO DUO 13 — планшет-ноутбук с отличным дисплеем и процессором Haswell
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Very good display; good sound system; silent operation.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/07/2013

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 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

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.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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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Laptops with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5S
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 13-59402183
Core i3 4010U, 1.6 kg
» Acer Aspire S7-392-6807
Core i5 4200U, 1.3 kg
» Asus UX301LA-DH51T
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» HP Spectre 13-3000eo
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX32L
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-134
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook S904
Core i7 4600U, 1.5 kg
» Sony VAIO 13 SV-F13N1A4E
Core i5 4200U, 1.3 kg
» HP Spectre 13-3090EF
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX301LA-DH71T
Core i7 4558U, 1.2 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12T
Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
» Dell XPS 13-9333
Core i5 4200U, 1.374 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A1302
Core i7 4600U, 1.2 kg
» HP Spectre 13-3010eg
Core i7 4500U, 1.48 kg
» Toshiba Kirabook 2014
Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire S7-392-9460
Core i7 4500U, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio Pro SVP1321M2E
Core i5 4200U, 1 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A1301
Core i5 4300U, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire S7-392-54208G12tws
Core i5 4200U, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-12U
Core i7 4500U, 1.2 kg
» Asus UX301LA-C4006H
Core i7 4500U, 1.2 kg
» Samsung ATIV 940X3G-K01PL
Core i5 4200U, 1.3 kg
» Samsung ATIV 940X3G-K01NL
Core i5 4200U, 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio Fit multi-flip SV-F13N1L2E/S
Core i5 4200U, 1.307 kg
» Sony Vaio Flip 13 SV-F13N17PXB
Core i7 4500U, 1.3 kg
» Sony Vaio SV-F13N1Y9E/S
Core i7 4500U, 1.2 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-12 (Update: 2013-08-12)