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The 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor provides the performance needed to drive the high-performance graphics required by powerful applications including movie creation, 3D modelling, and raw photo editing as well as the advanced Windows 8 operating system. The power is automatically switched from 15W to 25W when changing between using the notebook as a tablet or as a PC to keep from heating up your palms when using it as a tablet and to provide maximum performance when using it as a PC. The 13.3" screen ensures there is more than enough room to work comfortably and make full use of tools and applications.
Natural writing feeling and great pen apps
On-screen writing, notation, and editing have never been so intuitive. The digitizer stylus and OptiContrast™ Panel of VAIO® Duo 13 make digital writing feel like the real thing. The natural writing feel and corresponding wide array of applications let you easily jot down and share ideas, take notes, mark up documents and photos, and use many other great tools and functions for greater creativity and productivity.
Convenient pen hook and stand
The digitizer stylus is kept close at hand by the pen hook and pen stand built into VAIO® Duo 13. The pen hook has a Pen Wake function that instantly wakes up VAIO® Duo 13 from sleep mode when the pen is removed from the pen hook so that you can start working immediately. The pen stand conveniently deploys to hold the digitizer stylus upright when you are not using it for the moment and retracts out of the way when you are no longer using the digitizer stylus.
Unique Pen Wake with face recognition
Immediately get back to writing on your VAIO® Duo 13 with Pen Wake and FastAccess. Just remove the digitizer stylus from the pen hook to log in using face recognition rather than typing in a password. Face recognition lets you immediately begin writing in note applications, such as when you need to make a quick memo.
With InstantGo, your VAIO® Duo 13 is responsive and ready whenever you need it, just like a smartphone.It wakes up the moment you need it, with your apps and data already updated using your internet connection.With the extended battery life, your experience can last up to 11.5 hours without recharging.
The processor of VAIO® Duo 13 supports configurable thermal design power (cTDP) to automatically select the power level suitable for the application. In addition to power savings, this provides such advantages as keeping your palms cool when writing in tablet mode and providing maximum power and performance when playing games or using other power intensive applications in PC mode.
Excellent Quality Display
Equipped with a 13.3" Full HD LCD screen, VAIO® Duo 13's wide screen provides plenty of working space. TRILUMINOS DISPLAY for mobile generates vivid colours and detailed high-vision images. Clear viewing from any angle is assured by the IPS panel. The X-Reality for mobile improves and enhances video playback with realistic image quality and sharpness for pleasurable movie watching. OptiContrast™ Panel, Sony's direct-bonding technology, decreases the air gap between the LCD and the touch panel to achieve realistic writing and drawing.
Full pitch backlit keyboard with clickable touchpad
VAIO® Duo 13 features a full key pitch backlit keyboard and a clickable touchpad for comfortable and convenient operation.
A tough carbon fibre bottom and strong back hinge give VAIO® Duo 13 the durability needed to stand up to daily use and mobile computing and to provide sturdy support for the screen when using the digitizer stylus in PC configuration.
VAIO Inspiration Stream™ - Shaping ideas fluidly
Bring your creative thoughts to life and experience a seamless flows of capturing, editing and sharing. A simple yet powerful suite of applications combined with advanced camera, screen, and digitizer stylus delivers an experience with endless possibilities.
CamScanner turns VAIO® into a portable scanner using its 8M pixel camera to photograph documents and screens for conversion to digital format for storage, sharing, processing, or OCR.
VAIO Clip automatically detects object borders and lets you clip a specific part of an image for use in business or personal applications. Metadata for the original image is also copied automatically.
VAIO Paper lets users take memos by hand with the digitizer stylus, combining the analogue convenience of a pen with digital versatility such as copying and pasting your memos into documents.
Slide Show add in
If you ever wanted to write directly on to PowerPoint slides, this feature is for you. Slide Show add in works with the VAIO® Duo 13's digitizer stylus to make comments, insert corrections, or draw directly on your PowerPoint slides while they are being projected onto a screen. You can also easily perform such operations as moving to the next slide and changing the pen colour.
ArcSoft Camera for VAIO
ArcSoft Camera for VAIO is an elaborate camera app specially created for VAIO® Duo 13's high-quality built-in camera. This image capture software features a rich user interface with a wide range of setting, capture, and processing functions, such as “Smile Shot" and “Face Beautifier" to enhance the digital camera-like experience.
One-touch functions with NFC
Easy operation between VAIO and NFC (Near Field Communication) compatible devices for a new way to enjoy content.
Easily stream music in your VAIO to compatible headphones or speakers.
Send URL data between Xperia™ and VAIO.