Windows tablets are underrated all around the world but Intel’s 4th generation processor known as Haswell is what Microsoft has needed to boost up the performance of its latest technology. Since the last few months there have been many outstanding tablets such as the HP Envy X2 and the Surface RT but none has managed to succeed alot due to its limited battery life and limited performance.
The Sony Vaio Duo 13 is quite thick due to the keyboard under the screen. And it is wedged shape which means that it has got alot of thickness at its back – measuring 19.5mm at its thickest point. The tablet includes two USB 3.0 ports, a full HDMI socket and an SD card slot, better than most portable tablets.
Since always, Sony’s products have been extremely customizable which means we can add pretty much anything to it. It features a 4 GB RAM and a 128 GB SSD. The model also includes Windows 8 (update able to 8.1) and also features a full QWERTY keyboard. Sony Vaio also carries a digitiser pen similar to the s-pen in the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Additionally, the tablet supports 3G, with some space for a SIM card at the back.
The previous version of the tablet carried an 11-inch screen with full HD display. So, it is no surprise that the Sony Vaio Duo 13 has 13-inch display which gives you a full HD of the windows 8. The tablet only supports 5-finger input rather than the 10-finger input but it shouldn’t be an issue unless you’re playing a very involved game.
The Sony Vaio Duo 13 comes with an Intel core i7 4500U processor which means it is much better than the 3rd generation processor and it is the best one you can find with such specifications. A third-generation version would score around 9,500 points in Cinebench 10, but the Sony’s fourth-gen chip managed to score 11,500 points – quite impressive. The tablet also has a decent graphical performance due to the Intel HD 4400 which is part of the Haswell chip.
Despite it decent performance in all aspects, the battery life is still quite good. The Sony Vaio’s Battery will last for over 6 hours even i you’re playing movies or writing documents. The previous generation tablet could only last for 168 hours on the same test but in the new version it has been upgraded to 240+ hours.
It’s mind-blowing performance will boost up its popularity and will make it one of the finest portable devices money can buy. If you’d go for similar laptops of the same size you’d be spending your money unwisely. So, if you’re looking for a portable laptop to buy this $1500 device should be on your list.