Asus Eee Slate EP121 vs Sony Vaio Duo 11

It might be not making sense, but yes, comparison between two tablet PCs of two generations. Reasons why I buy a new tablet pc. Mostly because of hardware improvements.

Hope this video gives you better understand what current tablet PC capable to do. While there are still lots of complaints about Windows 8’s new interface and hardware limitation (in many ways), my only complaint is about stylus performance. That Asus EP121’s stylus actually outperforms most 2012 tablet PC. Hope 2013 will not be same.

In addition to performance comparison between Vaio Duo 11 and Asus Eee Slate EP121, I’d like to point out my usage comparison of these tablet pc.

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Little update…

Right now I’m trying to make comparison between tablet PCs of 2 generations (Asus Eee Slate EP121 vs Vaio Duo 11). Actually, I already took some videos which in my opinion matter the most, and having little trouble on editing. Right now the comparison covers these area: Booting and shutting down, digital illustration (stylus performance and processing performance), photo managing, after effects rendering, PC transforming and word processing. If you have any idea for making useful comparison please leave me a comment in 2 days. Though I can’t do 3d modeling or use AutoCAD…

Little fun fact: the stylus on Asus EP121 is very responsive that to the point like a standalone tablet. Even Samsung Ativ Smart PCs are no match with it in terms of responsiveness. Yet Samsung Ativ Smart PC has more levels of pressure sensing, that’s for sure.

New prototype wallpaper

Updated Wallpaper section, now renamed as prototype wallpaper!

This update contains these wallpaper, mostly only for tablet PC with screen resolution 1920*1080, taskbar set on top and wallpaper position set as center. I will explain why all those limitation soon enough.

Cosplay in Asia Game Show 2012

Don’t know if you ever heard Asia Game Show before, it’s a… growing game show held in Hong Kong, mainly display Sony’s Platform games (Hong Kong does have another game show display Xbox 360’s) and for some reasons plenty of cosplayers joined the show this year, keeping my hands busy in these 4 days (Dec 21-24).



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Vaio Duo 11 User Experience (sort of review)

Vaio Duo 11 (i7 8GB 256GB SSD) User Experience (Last update: 1/28/2013)

Vaio Duo 11 the black beauty. Of 2012.

Vaio Duo 11 the black beauty. Of 2012.

The Good:

Accurate stylus* even at edge. Nicely weighted stylus help you controlling pen pressure. Ultrabook class performance which actually provide enough horsepower to do light creative works. Cool-looking design* that helped somewhat in cramped place such as bus and train. Crystal Clear Bright 1080p IPS monitor with 190dpi. Quiet at most of time. Nice weight balance which means no issues on switching from tablet to laptop. Back-lit Keyboard for such a thin base. Standard plug-in slots that provides all necessary accessibility for daily life without needs of adaptor. Powerhouse for tablet PC in 2012.

The Bad:

Slow refresh rate on stylus which cause jitter if pen movement is too fast. Also, writing details might missed at some points. Stylus (Pen pressure) does not support on some major graphic apps that use only WinTabs like Adobe’s. Not so impressive battery life for ultrabook (while it’s above average in ultrabook/tablet hybrid when released). Optical Track Point isn’t user-friendly. The base is a little bit sloppy to hold. The monitor is relatively weak on displaying blue color. Monitor can have image persistence easily. Fixed monitor angle. Weight is not light enough to be hold with one arm for a long time for note taking comfort. Bad camera.


It’s a new step for Sony and convertible tablet PC; it’s near ideal, near business friendly, and near perfect computer for creative amateurs (maybe workers as well) with few compromises that keep it from best choice of laptop/tablet pc in 2012. It does, however, one of the best choice for ultrabook/tablet hybrid as well as Windows 8 machine, and is a good example for Windows 8 machines.


Before I begin I should clarify that this is a user experience repot and/or feedback, not a benchmark or single use testing, and may write too much or too less things on certain aspect. You may consider this as something more or less than review, but this is a writing about how I use and feel about the thing I write.

This user experience could be a little bit too long for some readers to read, but I don’t think I can omit some details.

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Wine, thoughts, and computer.

If this is how relax feels – a feeling that makes me feel weak and worry – I shall maintain my tension at certain level, perhaps until I find some place safe, and maybe someone I trust, and then perhaps I will try to drink my third wine again. Well, this is my thought after drinking warm SaKe with a friend who just receive long holiday break from his job. Guess I should try to understand myself a little bit more…

Anyway, I’ve finished writing my second draft of Vaio Duo 11 user experience (something a bit differ than review)  already, but it’s 5 pages long, so I think I need to shorten it first. I probably need to make a short version for other review sites as well.