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Deal: £865 Sony Vaio Duo 11 Hybrid laptop

You can grab a Sony Vaio Duo 11 hybrid convertible tablet from the company's online outlet store for as little as £865. This is a refurbished model that nonetheless comes with two year warranty and recertified. It is powered by an Intel Core i7-3537U processor clocked at 2GHz, a dual-core model with 3MB L3 cache.

Other features include Windows 8, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, a keyboard (but alas no touchpad), an 11.6in touchscreen display with a 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution, one that can close to transform the laptop into a tablet, a webcam, a rear camera, two USB ports, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, an Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU, Wi-Fi, a digitizing pen, up to seven hours battery life, a HDMI port and a card reader.

It is unfortunate that the designers at Sony chose to deliberately leave out the touchpad, a tool that is essential to boost productivity and to perform precise tasks, especially on a display with such a high pixel density. You can read our review of the Sony Vaio Duo 11 Hybrid laptop here.

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