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Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121X9EB


Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121X9EB
Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121X9EB (Vaio Duo Series)
Intel Core i5-3317U 2 x 1.7 - 2.6 GHz, Ivy Bridge
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 4000, Core: 1050 MHz
4 GB 
, Onboard, Dual-Channel, DDR3L SDRAM
11.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, Capacitive, Multi-touch touchscreen, VAIO Plus-Display, IPS, glossy: yes
Intel HM76 (Panther Point)
Toshiba THNSNS128GMCP, 128 GB 
, mSATA SSD, 6 Gb/s
Conexant Cx20584 High Definition Audio-Controller
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: stereo mini jack combined, Card Reader: Memory Stick Duo, SD (SDHC and SDXC support), Sensors: G-Sensor, Battery interface for an additional battery VGP-BPSC31
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/), Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.85 x 320 x 199 ( = 0.7 x 12.6 x 7.83 in)
37 Wh Lithium-Ion, BPS31 3900 mAh
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8 Pro 64 Bit
Webcam: Rear/Front: VGA 640 x 480 / FHD 1920 × 1080 2,07 MP
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo Dolby Home Theater v4, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Digitizer Pen, McAfee Internet Security (30 day trial), McAfee Parental Controls, Intel Anti-Theft Service (90 day trial), Vaio Transfer Support, Update, Care, PlayMemories Home, VAIO Gate, Message Center
1.287 kg ( = 45.4 oz / 2.84 pounds), Power Supply: 280 g ( = 9.88 oz / 0.62 pounds)
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 version
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: English version
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: German DE→EN version
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%



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.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics 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.


This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

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

Sony: Sony Corporation is one of the largest Japanese electronics companies. The company was founded in 1946 under a different name and initially produced rice stoves. The company launched the first transistor radio. In 1958, the company was renamed Sony. Sony is a combination of the Latin word sonus (sound) and the English word sonny (little boy). Today, its core business is consumer electronics. The company is engaged in the development, design, manufacture and sale of electronic equipment, instruments, devices, game consoles and software. Sony operates in the following segments: Gaming and Network Services, Music, Images, Home Entertainment and Sound, Imaging Products and Solutions, Mobile Communications, Semiconductors, Financial Services and Others.

80.4%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2013-01-23 (Update: 2013-01-23)