"Neat idea ... shame about the build quality"1.5 starson by DesFN
Pros: Fast to boot up
High resolution screen
Cons: Poor build quality
Summary: I was delighted with my purchase at first. Near instantaneous boot up time. I had fun using it as a tablet. No problems there. But what I wanted was a machine that could be used as a laptop replacement. This is where the Sony Viao Duo 11 failed ... miserably!!
None of the legacy software that I wanted to install worked even though this was a Windows 8 machine. If the download succeeded at all, the setup would not run. Brought it back to the store. Same problem. They identified the wifi card as being faulty and gave me a replacement unit. But the second unit had the same issue! Brought it back to the store again and left it in for repair. When I went to collect it the next day I requested that they try to install yet another legacy software application while I looked on. Again, the same problem as before.
The in-store tech support guys gave up in the end and offered me a full refund.
For this to happen with one machine is bad enough but there is simply no excuse for two machines to be faulty like this. This reflects poorly on Sony's quality assurance and I would have expected more from them. You may be luckier than I was but ... this could happen to you too so be warned and steer clear ... unless you don't mind gambling with your money of course. Last time I'll buy a Sony anyway.