Sony Vaio Duo 13 Official Details

Posted on 05 June 2013 by

Remember that Sony 13-inch slider we said would be based on Haswell? It is. It’s just been made official at Computex.

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The Sony Vaio Duo 13 is official now and here are the specs…

Core i7-4500U CPU (1.8Ghz-3.0Ghz) or Core i5-4200U (1.6Ghz-2.6Ghz)

  • HD 4400 GPU
  • Triluminous 13″ 1920×1080 Digitizer display  [More on Trilumnous here]
  • 4GB RAM
  • 2X USB 3.0 ports
  • SD/Duo card reader
  • HDMI port
  • Headset port
  • 10 Hour battery life
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetoothh 4.0 +HS
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Trackpad
  • Exmor cameras 8MP rear, 2MP Front.
  • NFC and GPS
  • Weight 1.343KG
  • LTE option / 3G options
  • VGP-BPS36 battery

We’ll try and get the battery capacity for you ASAP.

Update: New article on the Sony Vaio Duo 13 here. First reviews are in. Available 9th June.

Via Mobilegeeks.de

  • Martin

    Any version 2 of the Vaio Duo 11? For example, smaller bezels, trackpoint instead of an optical one and possible a seemingly longer lasting sliding mechanism?

    • I’m assuming the Duo 11 will get a Hawell refresh if a new design has not been announced. We’re waiting for offical word…
      Chippy

    • JohnCz

      I’d like to see a refreshed Duo 11 as well. This Duo 13 is only 0.1lbs more than the current Duo 11. So it I think Sony would need to get the Duo 11 weight down to 2.4 lbs (~1.1kg) to make it worth it in my opinion.

  • Victor

    And is there any magnetic thingy for the digitizer, since it doesn’t have a slot for it?

  • DavidC1

    Martin :
    Any version 2 of the Vaio Duo 11? For example, smaller bezels, trackpoint instead of an optical one and possible a seemingly longer lasting sliding mechanism?

    I thought Sony Vaio Duo Pro 11 was the one…

    http://ultrabooknews.com/2013/06/04/new-sony-vaio-pro-11-weighs-under-1kg/

    • me

      That’s not a slider so it’s not an updated version. It’s just different notebook that also has an 11.6″ screen. It’s called Vaio Pro 11 (no Duo).

  • JohnCz

    10 hour battery life, wow. The picture you include gives the impression that hinge mechanism may allow for some display position flexibility. I doubt it but it would be cool if it flipped back.

  • James

    The Duo 13 was listed on the retail site NCIX since Monday, no picture or specs except for “Sony VAIO Duo 13 i5 4200U 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3in Full HD Touchscreen Windows 8 Ultrabook Black/White” the and
    “Sony VAIO Duo 13 i7 4700MQ 8GB 128GB SSD 13.3in Full HD Touchscreen NFC Windows 8 Ultrabook”

    The prices are 1500 and 1700 respectively. No stock

    • DavidC1

      The specs for the higher end is actually 4500U. MQ is the 47W quad core.

  • DavidC1

    DavidC1 :

    Martin :
    Any version 2 of the Vaio Duo 11? For example, smaller bezels, trackpoint instead of an optical one and possible a seemingly longer lasting sliding mechanism?

    I thought Sony Vaio Duo Pro 11 was the one…
    http://ultrabooknews.com/2013/06/04/new-sony-vaio-pro-11-weighs-under-1kg/

    Ok, so that’s not the slider, but a high end conventional one.

  • Touko

    Annoying design mistake:

    Given that the wrist rest is too short for anyone but a 2 year old, they should at least have given it a softly rounded edge!

    Now you’ll end up having a sharp corner digging into your palms if you use the keyboard for any length of time.

    • Alan

      If you’re worried about wrist injury then you’re not supposed to be resting your wrists on the palm rest while typing at all. Doing so can cause permanent hand/wrist injuries over time.

      • Touko

        I’m not worried about that type of wrist injury.

        I just don’t like sharp edges digging into my palms.

        Now, if the sharp edges cause you to hold your hands/wrists in a cramped way, then certainly, it’ll broaden the risk of wrist/carpal tunnel injury to a much larger group of people.

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