Round 2!  Sony’s giving it a second go at creating and utilizing a full Windows 8 experience through the convertible ultrabook form factor.  The first attempt saw Sony receive mixed reviews with its Sony VAIO Duo 11.  This time around, Sony has changed some things around, most notably making things bigger while at the same time keeping things light.

The Duo 13, however, seeks to fix last year’s flaws, with a larger footprint. It’s a 13-inch device with (finally) a small trackpad, and a far more typing-friendly keyboard. Sony also shrunk the extra-large, somewhat industrial-style sliding mechanism that made last year’s unit run, replacing it with a far less bulky, far more elegant mechanism in the center of the unit. Another issue with last year’s unit – the lack of a spot to place the unique stylus that was supposed to add even more value to the Duo last year – has also been rectified, with a tiny holder.

Read more: Sony announces Vaio Duo 13 and Pro line of laptops 

Current Special Offers For: VAIO Duo Series Convertible Ultrabooks