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Sony Vaio Duo 13 SV-D1321Z9R

Specifications

Sony Vaio Duo 13 SV-D1321Z9RNotebook: Sony Vaio Duo 13 SV-D1321Z9R (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: 1.35kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Sony Vaio Duo 13 SV-D1321Z9R

60% Sony VAIO Duo 13 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Sony VAIO Duo 13 has a lot going for it: a lightweight chassis, a vibrant screen with pen support and epic battery life. However, at $1,899 ($1,399 to start), we would expect a flawless typing and navigation experience, and the Duo 13 offers one of the industry's smallest touchpads, along with a mushy keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Обзор самого дорогого в мире ультрабука-трансформера Sony VAIO Duo 13
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Great workmanship; fantastic battery life; very high-quality screen; hardware platform.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2013

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.


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.  


4500U:

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":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this 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.


1.35 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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60%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

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HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire V3-371-33LX
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U, 1.5 kg
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HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire R7-371T-55DQ
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 1.5 kg
HP Pavilion 13-b102TU
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4030U, 1.7 kg
Toshiba Satellite Z30T-A-111
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
Samsung 940X3G-K07DE
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5094H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 1.45 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad U330-59427487
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.7 kg
Acer Aspire V3-371-52VR
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U, 1.5 kg
Acer Aspire V3-371-77NK
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 1.6 kg
Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5097H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 1.5 kg
Toshiba KIRA-102
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 1.4 kg
Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-1D2
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4510U, 1.18 kg
Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-12R
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.65 kg
Asus Zenbook UX302LA-C4004H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
Lenovo M30-70
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4010U, 1.53 kg
HP Spectre 13-3010ea
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook U574
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.578 kg
Toshiba Kirabook 2014
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U, 1.28 kg
Samsung ATIV Book 9 900X3G-K01
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.12 kg
Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5S
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
HP Spectre 13 Pro
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg
Asus VivoBook S301LA-C1073H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.77 kg
Acer Aspire S7-392-6807
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.3 kg
Asus UX301LA-DH51T
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U, 1.2 kg
HP Spectre 13-3000eo
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-08-12 (Update: 2013-08-12)