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    Default Sony Vaio Duo 13 Owners Thread

    So it's not released yet, and in fact hasn't even been announced by any tech blogs or rumour sites, so NotebookReview has broken the story, with the first place to post pictures. (See this thread)

    So To start off a quick list of the specs,
    • Two backwards facing USB 3.0 ports
    • One SD/Duo combo card reader
    • Full sized HDMi slot on the back
    • 10 Hour battery life
    • Trilluminous 13" 1920x1080 Digitizer display
    • Redesigned sliding function.
    • Backlit keyboard
    • Trackpad
    • ClearAudio+ Speakers
    • Thinner and Lighter than the Duo 11
    • Exmor front and back facing cameras
    • NFC and GPS
    • NO VGA or Ethernet or apparently a thunderbold/displayport.



    So aside from it looking different than it's Duo 11 brother, it's got a bigger screen at the same resolution with a thinner and lighter construction.

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    Expect it to come in various flavours of Intel i3/5/7, with 4/8GB Ram and 128/256/512GB of SSD space, No Haswel this revision I expect, but it may be using the updated Ivy Bridge chips the new Lenovo Yoga is using to get to that 10 hour battery life.


    I believe it will either be released for sale in the next 2 weeks or you'll hear more information within the next two weeks, either way NBR has the first pictures published online.


    Expect this thread and post to be updated when more information becomes available.

    *Edit*

    Depending when Sony announce it for release it may well have a Haswell processor, all depends on the timing
    Last edited by CoolHotCold; 9th May 2013 at 02:25 PM. Reason: Haswell info
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    Default Re: Sony Vaio Duo 13 Owners Thread

    update more pictures plsssssssss

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio Duo 13 Owners Thread

    This is interesting and a completely new type of design (sunken keyboard, battery, potentially, behind screen.

    I put the case forward for it being Haswell here but there cold be some marketing tricks going on. 10hrs on IVB (even the Y-Series) doesn't 'fit' with this design and weight IMO.

    We'll see! Thanks for posting the info CoolHotCold

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio Duo 13 Owners Thread

    The small trackpad on the front lip is an interesting idea. The Duo 11's optical trackpoint was a good idea but just doesn't work that smoothly.

    I still like the Duo 11 better. The port selection (including the VGA port and the ethernet port) has saved my bacon more than once in a business setting. And I love the sheet battery and the digitizer stylus (stored in the silo in the sheet battery).
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    Default Re: Sony Vaio Duo 13 Owners Thread

    I would prefer an 11" screen just for the sake of portability but if the Duo 13 is lighter and perhaps just a wee bit bigger than the 11, I would definitely consider it. The bezel on the Duo 11 can be cut down to fit in a 13" screen I believe.

    I doubt it wouldn't be Haswell considering the speculated 10 hour battery life. Ivy Bridge doesn't have that kind of tech yet does it?

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio Duo 13 Owners Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by heavenly_wild View Post
    I would prefer an 11" screen just for the sake of portability but if the Duo 13 is lighter and perhaps just a wee bit bigger than the 11, I would definitely consider it. The bezel on the Duo 11 can be cut down to fit in a 13" screen I believe.

    I doubt it wouldn't be Haswell considering the speculated 10 hour battery life. Ivy Bridge doesn't have that kind of tech yet does it?
    Not without the sheet battery and the associated bulk...though the Duo 11 can hit ten hours or close to it with the sheet battery
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    Default Re: Sony Vaio Duo 13 Owners Thread

    Yeah that's the thing. If the Duo 13 has 10 hours battery life without the added bulk of a battery sheet, then I am sold.

    The slimness of the device looks awesome. Can't wait for the official release information!

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio Duo 13 Owners Thread

    Personally, I hope it will be new Ivy Bridge since I don't want to wait for months. If the following rumor is correct, it will be the new Ivy Bridge instead.
    Intel to slash power consumption on Ivy Bridge chip | Business Tech - CNET News

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    Man if they can offer the Duo 13 at almost the same footprint as the Duo 11, I will jump on it. Sigh! and I just bought the Duo 11 Though I would prefer a new Duo 11 with a lighter, sleeker and 10 hours battery. For portability the 11.6 size is awesome

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    Default Re: Sony Vaio Duo 13 Owners Thread

    Interesting to hear that an Australian Sony rep has mentioned that the Duo 13 is already appearing in their system and should be available within a month.

    Makes me wonder whether it's got Haswell in there and be released after Intel's announcement in early June.

    http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum...2330&p=18#r342

 

 
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