Sony Vaio Duo 11 – Android tablet or a notebook?

Android tablets are our companion in today’s world. The old Windows subnotebooks stay back at home and Android comes along with us. But in terms of productivity we rely on Windows OS and when we think of any OS its Microsoft OS also it has to have great mobility to carry it along with us every day. Which means the tablet offering higher mobility should be combined with subnotebook with its keyboard, touchpad and processing power.

Sony has come up with a solution of up-to-the-minute requirement form of Windows convertible: the Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV-D1121X9EB – powered with Windows 8 it offers Windows 7 stability and a great touch interface (Metro). It also gives you a flexibility to use traditional mouse and keyboard to work with the new OS as Classic Desktops keeping in mind who are not used to different user groups.

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The 11.6-inch VAIO Plus display is very high in resolution with a resolution of 1,920×1, 080 pixels and a pixel density of 189 DPI. It has a FHD screen with strong IPS-type viewing angles with reflective surface for the panel and offers a matte protective cover. With broader color spectrum coverage the brightness is distributed evenly even when the brightness is set to max and a higher contrast of 907:1.


Intel Core i5-3317U (1.7 GHz), i3-3217U (1.8 GHz) and i7-3517U (1.9 GHz) is available for Vaio Duo. 128GB mSATA module from Toshiba for Duo 11 is used by Sony. The SSD which is available for Duo 11 works over a 6 GB/s SATA interface and ensures high read and write rates as long as the SSD controller can sustain. Two memory slots which can with stand up to 4,096 MB each is also included in Duo 11.


systemThe slider mechanism with Duo 11 makes the case thicker but at 18 mm (~0.71 inches) it is still pretty slim. The Vaio has normal interfaces similar to a full-size D-Sub VGA interface and an Ethernet RJ-45 port at the back. The feet increases the height of the Vaio and the increase in height presents the cooling  with more room for efficient cooling.

There is a hinge which consists of massive magnesium part. The panel is held in position with the help of a large arm and that also includes the back of the devise and the TFT when opened is secured with 2 metal hooks. The opening and closing of the device is also very smooth.

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Duo 11 has R11.5 CPU with integrated graphics chip of HD 4000 which is very strong. The cooling of the flat base unit successfully keeps up with the temperature emissions of Turbo which is 2.4 GHz clock speed.


The 13mm keyboard is wide enough with large gaps and makes typing easier. Touchpad can be replaced by the combination of 3 blunt keys that offer grip and a pointer . To move the cursor the user just needs to swipe over the top of the stick. It also has an active stylus pen with its battery . The stylus and Full HD panel is the perfect combination.

It is also equipped with a gyro sensor , a web cam of 2.0 MP and other connectivity features like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB ports and many more.

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