This article was originally published on November 23, 2012.
Sony VAIO Duo 11 is the latest ultrabook from Sony electronics. Just like the Dell XPS 12 Ultrabook and Microsoft Surface tablet, Sony vaio duo 11 is a convertible ultrabook. It combines the features of a tablet and laptop
Its SurfSlider design lets you to transform from laptop to a tablet in few seconds with a simple sweep. It sports a 11.6 inch full HD screen with 1920 x 1080p touchscreen LCD. In-plane swtiching technology provides a wide viewing angle.
The touchscreen is tough and scratch resistant. The ultrabook comes with a digitizer stylus to provide precision in writing, drawing. When the stylus gets close to the screen, the touch sensors automatically turns off for comfortable usage.
ArtRage Pro lets you to create artwork by providing drawing and painting tools. Dolby Home Theater technology provides complete controls to customize the sound for better impact.
With Rapid Wake Technology, the ultrabook can stay asleep for days with minimal battery drain. Near Field Communication (NFC) technology allows you to pair the ultrabook with any device with NFC support.
The ultrabook features 2.4MP full HD front and rear facing camera.
It runs in Windows 8 Pro powered by 3rd generation intel core processors.
Assist button helps you in troubleshooting and perform maintenance. It supports all the apps designed for Windows operating systems.
|Processor||3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3-3217U processor (1.80GHz)|
3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5-3317U (1.70GHz / 2.60GHz with Turbo Boost10)
3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7-3517U (1.90GHz / 3.00GHz with Turbo Boost10)
|Operating System||Windows 8 64-bit|
Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
|Memory||4GB (2GB fixed onboard + 2GB removable) DDR3-1600MHz|
6GB (4GB fixed onboard + 2GB removable) DDR3-1600MHz
8GB (4GB fixed onboard + 4GB removable) DDR3-1600MHz
|Storage||128GB (128GB x1) solid state drive|
256GB (256GB x1) solid state drive
|Battery||Estimated battery life internal battery (4960mAh, included)|
Default Settings: Up to 4 hours 45 minutes
Estimated battery life with sheet battery (4830mAh, sold separately)
Default Settings: 9 hours 45 minutes
|Memory Slots||Memory Stick PRO Duo™ media slot|
SD™ memory card slot
|Communication||Wi-Fi® wireless networking (802.11a/b/g/n)|
1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Bluetooth® (4.0 + HS)
Intel® Wireless Display technology
|Hardware||Backlit QWERTY keyboard, 83 keys with 1.2mm stroke and 18mm pitch|
Front and Back 2.4MP Full HD web cameras powered by Exmor® R for PC and microphone
ASSIST, Volume (+/-), Rotation Lock, Windows buttons
|Ports||Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)|
USB 3.0 x2 (1 charging)
|Display||11.6″ LED backlit Full HD IPS touch display (1920 x 1080)|
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 4000|
|Camera||Integrated 2.4MP rear and front camera|
|Audio||Intel® High Definition Audio with Dolby® Home Theater® technology v4|
Kaspersky® Internet Security (30-day trial)6
Microsoft® Office trial
ArtRage® Studio Pro
|Weight||2.87 lbs. (with internal battery)|
|Dimensions||12.60″ (W) x 0.71″ (H) x 7.84″ (D)|
|Services||1 year limited warranty|
1 year toll-free 24/7 technical telephone assistance
1 year international service plan available
|In the box||VAIO® Duo 11 Ultrabook™|
Standard lithium polymer battery (4960mAh)
Source: Sony Electronics