It's the best of both worlds: a full HD laptop and a tablet in one. All in a carbon fiber, surf slider design that's ready from the word "go." Write notes or draw with the digitizer stylus, type an email or use your fingers to pinch, swipe and scroll your way through the web on the brilliant, new TRILUMINOS touchscreen display. It's versatility redefined
Smooth Surf Slider design
The unique and durable Surf Slider design allows smooth transitions between tablet and laptop modes. Interact with the tablet by using the stylus or your fingers on the capacitive touchscreen. When you need the speed of real keys, simply slide the screen back to reveal the keyboard. It's durable carbon fiber thin and light design is perfect for the mobile user on the go.
More brilliant color than ever
Backed by Sony TV technology, the 13.3" Full HD (1920 x 1080) touchscreen LCD with TRILUMINOS Display for mobile creates incredibly true, natural shades of colors - just the way you want to see them. Thanks to a new-generation technology that makes colors purer and more distinct with a wider color range, giving images a heightened sense of depth. Equipped with IPS (in-plane switching) technology so you can enjoy a crisp image from any viewing angle and OptiContrast Panel to reduce glare. And with the X-Reality for mobile video quality is vastly improved making that blockbuster hit look even sharper.
Up to 10 hours of battery life
With up to 10 hours of battery life you can remain unplugged for all day mobility. VAIO Duo 13 also features quick charge to maximize your charging time on short layovers.
The Active Pen delivers precise performance allowing you to write, draw, and tap the touchscreen effortlessly. With every stroke, the digitizer stylus captures even the most subtle nuances of pressure, allowing you to adjust line weight, brush size, and more by pressing harder or softer with the pen. When the pen is near the screen, the touch sensors are turned off so you can maintain a comfortable writing position, even laying your palm on the PC. Two tips are included, allowing you to simulate working with a variety of traditional art and design materials.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
Empower your creative vision with editing options for every user level, and turn ordinary snapshots into something spectacular. Easily organize, edit, and create brilliant photos to share via print, the web, Facebook, and more. New effects include Zoom Burst, which brings dramatic action to your photos; Photo Puzzle, which gives a fun puzzle effect; and Old Photo Restore, which helps you fix an old or worn photo.
Wake up your VAIO Duo 13 and resume in less than a second with a simple keystroke or just by removing the attached Active Pen. Then let the Fast Access facial recognition software log you in without the need to enter a password. You will be ready to get to work immediately because while in sleep mode your VAIO Duo is connected to the Internet and your applications are running and ready to go. You can immediately check the status of incoming emails and other communications just like with a smartphone. And with the long battery life, you can stay connected for all day mobility.
On the cutting edge of SSD technology
Get quicker boot-ups, faster application launches and overall enhanced performance. And of course, since SSD technology includes no moving parts, you get a more durable storage solution less prone to physical damage.
ArtRage Studio Pro
ArtRage Studio Pro contains all the tools of ArtRage Studio: oils, watercolors, and inking pens making it easy to produce natural looking artwork on your computer. This version is ideal for artists who need to edit their projects in more depth, supporting Photoshop compatible filters, real world color blending, post-spray editable stickers, and more.
A touch of sharing
Quickly share music and URLs with compatible devices. See the same website that's on your smartphone from your VAIO PC. With NFC (Near Field Communication), it all happens by simply tapping compatible devices together on the touch icon. Connecting devices has never been this easy.
Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony's vision, and our keyboards are no exception. The keyboard features precisely engineered keys to create a comfortable and intuitive typing experience. When typing in dim light, an LED backlight creates a pleasant glow, framing the individual keys and illuminating the lettering to make it even easier to find the right keys.
There's nothing standard about the standard Sony limited warranty on VAIO computers. We cover parts and labor on covered repairs. And we have extensive on-line support where you can chat with an associate and access drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums and more. Or if you prefer, you can just call us on the phone.8 We are here to help.
VAIO Inspiration Stream
Bring your creative thoughts to life and experience a seamless flow of capturing, editing and sharing. An impressive suite of Sony software applications and Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 combined with powerful hardware like built-in 8mp camera, Full HD displays, and Active Pen delivers an experience with endless possibilities to empower your creative vision into something spectacular.
Scan your documents
VAIO Scan is a document scanning app that enables you to edit, organize and keep track of multiple documents. Use the 8 megapixel Exmor RS camera to take photo of a document or notes written on a whiteboard. The app automatically scans and straightens any distortions. You can share the document to a note app to edit or add notes. Easily search for archived files using OCR technology.
VAIO Paper is a handwriting app that gives you the feeling that you are writing with pen and paper as you use with the Active Pen or touch screen to write on your VAIO PC. And with the ability to add images and sound you can add to your creative writing and express yourself in ways that you can't with just pen and paper. It's easy to use, organize and share your creation via e-mail and other apps.
See an image on the web that would be a great addition to your presentation? Use VAIO Clip to trace or draw a freehand outline using the Active Pen or your finger around the image. With intelligent edge detection you can quickly crop images in seconds with auto edge detection. Then save the clip in the file manager which will automatically store the creation or modify date, the web page URL and tags, too.
Turn your talk into text and make virtually any computer task easier and faster. The VAIO Duo 13 is equipped Dragon Speech Recognition Software and dual array microphones to capture your voice letting you use simple voice commands to control many of the popular programs you use every day at home, work - and beyond.
The handiest port around
Forgot to charge your phone or mp3 player? Just plug your device via USB cord into the USB sleep charge port and start charging. Even if the PC is shut down and not plugged in you can still use it. And don't forget that the USB 3.0 port is perfect for connecting a compatible external hard drive and allowing you to wait less and transfer data up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.
Enjoy your PC on your HDTV
Wirelessly stream all the things you love-movies, photos, websites, and more-live from your PC to your HDTV.
VAIO Movie Creator
Quickly and easily make a movie just the way you like it from your own photos or videos. Enhance your movies with your choice of 45 design themes and music. VAIO Movie Creator adds the transitions and effects automatically so your movie looks polished and professional. Once your movie is ready, share it on Facebook, YouTube, or other social networking and video sharing sites.
Simple multi-gesture touchpad
The multi-gesture touchpad is the most intuitive way to interact with your laptop. Scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom in and out of images, swipe to flip through pages or photos, and you can even rotate an image, and much more. Use your touchpad in the same way as if you were touching the screen. Swipe in from the right to reveal charms or return to the start screen. Swipe in from the left to switch to your last used app.
PC tune-ups and maintenance made easy
With the newest version of VAIO Care software you get an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC. Just press the ASSIST button to effortlessly install and uninstall new software and drivers, use the visual interface to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, create restore and recovery media, and connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert.
Award winning service
There's nothing "standard" about the standard Sony limited warranty on VAIO computers. Case in point: To give our customers the ultimate in speedy and convenient service, when possible we'll come to you to repair your PC for a variety of issues. Not many other manufacturers offer in-home service, and this is one of the reasons why Sony was awarded as the Tech Support Showdown Winner 2 years in a row by Laptop Magazine.
- Processor Type: Intel Core i7-4500U
- Processor Technology: Dual Core
- Processor Speed: 1.80GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.00GHz
- Processor Cache: 4MB
- Anti-Virus Software: Kaspersky Internet Security 30-Day Trial Offer
- Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
- Supplied Software: Microsoft Office trial, VAIO Care, PlayMemories Home, ArtRage Studio, Adobe Photoshop Elements 12
- Screen Size: 13.3"
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Backlight Technology: LED
- Display Technology: Full HD, Triluminos Display for Mobile
- Touch Technology: Capacitive Touchscreen, Digitizer Support
- Installed Memory: 8GB (8GB x 1)
- Memory Type/Speed: LPDDR3/1600MHz
- Max. Memory: Fixed
- Graphics Processor: Intel HD Graphics 4400
- Graphics Video RAM: Internal
- Maximum Resolution HDMI: 1920 x 1080
- Storage Type: Serial ATA Solid State Drive
- Storage Capacity: 256GB
- Backlit Keyboard: Yes
- Camera: Front 2.0 MP Web Camera powered by Exmor R for PC and Rear 8.0 MP Camera powered by Exmor RS for PC
- Keyboard: QWERTY, 83 keys with 1.0mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch
- Microphone: Built-In Dual Array Microphone
- Sound System: Intel High Definition Audio with ClearAudio+
Inputs and Outputs
- DC-In: 1
- USB 3.0: 1 + 1 (Charge)
- HDMI Output(s): 1
- Headphone Output + Microphone Input: 1
- Memory Stick + Secure Digital: 1
- Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth Standard (4.0 + HS)
- Wi-Fi Adapter: Broadcom BCM43241 (802.11a/b/g/n)
- WiDi Ready: Yes - Intel Wireless Display Technology
- NFC: Yes
Service and Warranty Information
- International Service: Yes
- Toll-Free Phone Support
- Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year
- Priority Phone Support
- ENERGY STAR: 5.1
- ROHS: Compliant
- Security: Intel Identity Protection Technology, Intel Platform Trust Technology
- Action Buttons: ASSIST, Windows
- Pointing Device: Clickable Touchpad (Gesture Supported)
- Battery Type: Internal Lithium Polymer Battery (VGP-BPS36 6320mAh)
- Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
Weights and Measurements
- Dimensions (Approx.): 13.00" (W) x 0.77" (H) x 8.27" (D)
- Weight (Approx.): 2.93 lbs. (with Internal Battery)