Sony tries the slider form factor again with the VAIO Duo 13

sony vaio duo 13

Last year at IFA Sony unveiled the VAIO Duo 11, a Windows 8 convertible laptop with a sliding screen. The Duo 11 was a very unique and interesting device for Windows 8, but it didn’t exactly fly off the shelves.  This year at Computex Sony is back with the slider form factor with the VAIO Duo 13.

As you may have guessed from the name the biggest difference in the Duo 13 is the upgrade from an 11′ display to a 13.3″ display. That added room is enough to make the device feel much less cramped than the original model. Even with the larger screen the Duo 13 is still pretty thin and lightweight – coming in at around 3 lbs and 0.77″ thick. The 13.3″ display has 1080p resolution and is also a touchscreen. The touchscreen is necessary if you have the device folded into tablet mode, and since the trackpad is so small you’ll probably use it in laptop mode as well.

Other specs for the Duo 13 include Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, 4GB of RAM, integrated graphics, 128GB SSD, and a big 6320 mAh battery. It will be available on June 9th for $1,399 in white and black. Who’s getting one?

[via The Verge]


  • Edgar Cervantes

    This one is not looking bad! I kinda like it. But again, at that price I expect more RAM. Come on, manufacturers, RAM isn’t even expensive. Just add it!