Sony Vaio Duo 11
Sony is selling the Vaio Duo 11 as being the best of both worlds: a full-HD laptop and touch-screen tablet in one. And it is both of those things -- sort of. It has a full-HD 11.6-inch display, and the display is a touch screen, so the Duo can be used as a tablet and, thanks to Sony's Surf Slider design, the screen can be lifted and slid back to reveal a keyboard. In practice, it takes a little getting used to and has a few compromises (small keys, no touch pad), so it's not going to appeal to everyone, although the design and build quality is great.
- Overall score: 6.5 (3.0 stars)
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Starting at: $1,198.00
The good: The Sony Vaio Duo 11 has a fine set of specs for an ultrabook and an excellent full-HD touch screen on which to take advantage of the Windows 8-style interface.
The bad: The Duo's design misses the mark for use as a tablet and a laptop, feeling like too much of a compromise.
The bottom line: While there are certainly things to like about the Sony Vaio Duo 11, the design gets in the way of enjoying them.
October 31, 2012 3:17 PM PDT
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