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Instead of having a detachable screen, the Vaio Duo 11 uses a reverse hinge. This means that when the laptop 'lid' is closed, the screen is facing upwards and the device can be used as a standalone tablet. Officially it's known as a 'SurfSlider' design, but I can't imagine anyone outside of Sony using that phrase.
The 11.6-inch (1920x1080-pixel) screen faces upwards, but as it's Corning Gorilla Glass, it should resist gentle bumps and scratches.
The device includes a Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, depending on the buyer's choice.
Similarly, it can be configured to ship with either 4Gb or 8GB of RAM, and with the Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro operating system.
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