Sony VAIO Duo 11, a Windows 8 slider notebook

Sony launched their VAIO Duo 11 yesterday, which is a tablet-notebook hybrid running on Windows 8. Having used Windows 8 on an ordinary notebook for quite a bit, I can say that having a “œtouch” option makes it more usable and feel natural. I won’t be surprised to see an influx of tablet/notebooks in the near future.

sony vaio duo 11

Going back to the VAIO Duo 11, it’s a slider notebook that reminded us of the Android-based Asus Eee Slider. Sony calls their design “œSurf Slider” where you just lift the display from behind to reveal the keyboard underneath. Press it back down to convert it back into a tablet, a 1.3kg one.

Sony VAIO Duo 11 stylus Sony VAIO Duo 11 stylus demo

There’s a digitizer stylus included (no slot for it though) that provides a nice writing/drawing experience. This is a digital stylus, not those typical ones you buy for your tablets. It has a left and right-click buttons which proved to useful when annotating or drawing on your PowerPoint presentations. Using it feels natural and it also detects pressure when you want to sketch/paint. The screen also ignores palm presses to prevent unwanted scribbles.

Sony VAIO Duo 11 size

This notebook sports an 11.6-inch screen on a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution with Sony’s OptiContrast panel for accurate colors and wide viewing angles. It is protected by a Gorilla Glass panel so you don’t have to worry much about the lid of your notebook being the screen itself.

Sony VAIO Duo 11 side

Powering the Sony VAIO Duo 11 is a low-powered 3rd generation Intel Core i5-3317U processor coupled with a 4GB RAM and integrated graphics. It packs a 128GB SSD for its storage.

Sony VAIO Duo 11 open

You’ll start seeing the Sony VAIO Duo 11 in stores once Windows 8 is launched on the 26th of this month. This slider notebook will retail for Php69,999 once it becomes available.

Sony VAIO Duo 11 Specs:
Intel Core i5-3317U Processor
Windows 8
11.6″ OptiContrastâ„¢ Panel, Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution
Intel HD Graphics 4000
Digitizer stylus
WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n; Bluetooth Ver. 4.0 + HS; Ethernet
USB 3.0 (x1), USB 3.0 with USB charge (x1), VGA out, HDMI out
Memory Stick Duo / SD memory card combined slot
xLOUD stereo speakers
Full HD Web Cameras (front and rear facing) powered by “˜Exmor for PC’
Sensors (NFC, GPS, Accelerometer, Gyro, Digital Compass)
1.3 kg.
VGP-BPS31 Lithium-ion battery: up to 4.5 hours of use
SRP: Php69,999
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  • Ang ganda. Sana nakita din namin to! 🙂

  • Griswold

    ang ganda nga! pero feeling ko kelangan mo ng kumot para dito para di nakaexpose palagi yung screen.

  • eca gnisam

    ang ganda… kaso ang mahal. dko afford. 😀

  • win

    awow… masmahal kesa dun sa desktop? haha.

  • ben

    mahal talaga kapag bagong labas. 🙂

  • sinned

    128GB lng? 500GB-1TB n nga ung ibang laptop, tas 128GB lng to?
    so hnd pwde mag install ng mag install ng apps..

    • Griswold

      SSD sya not HDD… maliliit talaga mga SSD’s pero mabilis. pwede naman maginstall ng apps, di lang pwede maraming multimedia files.

  • Win

    and what an atrocious battery life 🙁

  • karen

    hi! ask ko lng ngkaprob kse ako sa windows8 ko. i tried to reformat it, nreformat kso hndi successful, hanggng ADMIN page lang ako and ayaw na pumasok. i asked somebody from the SONY store in megamall if they could reformat it or somebody from the service center. then he told me its either sa US or SG lng pwede mpagawa to cause of it’s model number. i dont get it reformat lng nman sya. di tlga pwede mgawa? 🙁

    • hmm you can try restoring it to factory settings by powering it off, power it on then on the boot screen hold Alt + F10