Sony Vaio Duo 13 (Haswell) vs. Asus UX31E (Sandybridge) Sleep and Wake Comparison [video]

Posted on 07 August 2013, Last updated on 07 August 2013 by

sony vaio duo 13 (haswell) vs asus ux31e (sandybridge) sleep and wake comparison

Today I’m pitting the Sony Vaio Duo 13 (third-gen Haswell Ultrabook) against the Asus UX31E (first-gen Sandybridge Ultrabook) in sleep and wake times. One of Intel’s goals for the Ultrabook platform was to eventually reach a point of instant-on, just like a tablet or smartphone, with Haswell, they’ve finally done it.

That’s not to say that the first-generation of Sandybridge Ultrabooks were slot to wake or sleep. In fact, they were a massive improvement over what came before. 2-3 seconds to wake is nothing to scoff at. But instant-on was the illusive goal that’s finally a reality.

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