An 11.6” display could prove to be unwieldy for a tablet PC, but it is compact enough for a touch-capable ultrabook like the Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV D1121X9EB. Instead of Windows 7, the Sony Vaio Duo 11 SV D1121X9EB is equipped with Windows 8, which is technically as capable as Windows 7, but optimized for touch-based operations.
Sony opted to use the usual slider mechanism similar to the Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101, which was released in Q4. The ultrabook comes with two identical 2Mp cameras on the front and the back. Despite their low resolution, photos look well focused and sharp, thanks to the Exmor HD technology. The 11.6” 1080p IPS touchscreen display has good viewing angles and at 189ppi, text and images look adequately sharp when viewed from sitting position.
The ultrabook uses low-voltage Intel Core i5 3317U processor and 128GB Toshiba THNSNS128GMCP SATA drive for enhanced performance and low-power consumption. The Intel HD 4000 graphics card is adequately powerful for light gaming; the ultrabook manages to get 22 fps when running F1 at high details settings.