Sony Vaio Duo 13 SV-D1321Z9EB


Sony Vaio Duo 13 SV-D1321Z9EBNotebook: Sony Vaio Duo 13 SV-D1321Z9EB (Vaio Duo Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 79.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 84%, features: 69%, display: 81% mobility: 100%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 100%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Duo 13 SV-D1321Z9EB

80% Sony VAIO Duo 13 Hybrid review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
A stylish hybrid laptop with excellent performance and incredible battery life. If you can cope with its incredibly small touchpad, and money is no object, then the VAIO Duo comes with a solid recommendation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90% emissions: 70%
67% Sony VAIO Duo 13 review
Source: PC Pro English
Ultimately, the Sony VAIO Duo 13 is a tantalising mixture of the mediocre and the marvellous. Despite getting so many things right, it’s neither a great tablet nor a stunning Ultrabook. With both the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 11S and Yoga 13 delivering a more convincing laptop experience and an acceptable tablet mode for almost £500 less, we simply can’t recommend the VAIO Duo 13.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 67% price: 50% performance: 83% features: 67% workmanship: 67%
80% Sony Vaio Duo 13 review
Source: T3 English
It's been a fantastic performance from the Sony, and it's made a huge leap forward in terms of battery life. The touchscreen, Haswell and slim build combine to form one of the best Windows 8 laptops money can buy - just not one of the best tablets. It's a shame as there's a lot to like here, but looking around at the market, the impending appearance of the Samsung ATIV Q - another slider with a 3,200 x 1,800, 275ppi screen - means spending this much money is unwise. 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.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Lang lebe der Akku
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2013
Rating: performance: 90% display: 82% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 90%
Sony VAIO Duo 13
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: ultrabook and tablet - all in one
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2013
Klipp klapp – 13-Zoll-Convertible mit Full-HD-Touchscreen
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Positive: up-to-date hardware; high quality material; high class chassis Negative: mediocre stability; high price
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2013
Recenze: Sony VAIO Duo 13 - větší displej a delší výdrž na baterie
Source: CZ→EN
Positive: Thin and light; comfortable keyboard; silent operation; long battery life. Negative: The screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2013
91% 노트북과 태블릿의 정점 - 소니 바이오 듀오 13 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/20/2013
Rating: Total score: 91%
노트북과 태블릿의 정점 - 소니 바이오 듀오 13 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Positive: Luxurios design; sophisticated finish, superior hardware; long battery life. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2013



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.

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 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.

1.3 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.

Sony reviews

79.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Acer Aspire R7-371T-72TC
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» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-189
Core i5 4210U, 1.2 kg
» Acer Aspire R7-371T-55DQ
Core i5 4210U, 1.5 kg
» HP Pavilion 13-b102TU
Core i3 4030U, 1.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Z30T-A-111
Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
» Acer Aspire R7-371T-55DJ
Core i5 4210U, 1.5 kg
» Samsung 940X3G-K07DE
Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
» HP Probook 430 G2
Core i5 4210U, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T-779K
Core i7 4510U, 1.46 kg
» HP Pavilion 13-a051sr
Core i5 4210U, 2 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5094H
Core i5 4210U, 1.45 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U330-59427487
Core i5 4200U, 1.7 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-371-52VR
Core i5 4210U, 1.5 kg
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» Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5097H
Core i7 4510U, 1.5 kg
» Acer Aspire R13
Core i5 4210U, 1.8 kg
» Dell Inspiron 13-7347-3276
Core i3 4010U, 1.7 kg
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» Toshiba KIRA-102
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-07- 9 (Update: 2013-07- 9)