Sony today introduced the VAIO Pro 11 and the VAIO Pro 13 touch Ultrabook models with 4th gen Intel Core CPUs. Here are the details:
The VAIO Pro models are extremely light. The VAIO Pro 11 is the world's lightest 11.6 Ultrabook laptop and Pro 13 is the world's lightest 13.3 touch Ultrabook, weighing just 1.92 lbs. and 2.34 lbs., respectively.The VAIO Pro line is encased in carbon fiber and features an aluminum palm rest design that gradually merges into the desk for maximum comfort while typing on the full-pitch keyboard.
The sophisticated VAIO Pro 13 is the first notebook PC on the market to include a high speed PCIe SSD drive, allowing for faster performance than traditional SSD drives.
For the road warrior, there is also an optional extended sheet battery in order to double the standard battery life for both the VAIO Pro 11/13 models. With the sheet battery, the VAIO Pro 11 model will deliver up to 14 hours while the VAIO Pro 13 model will deliver up to 13 hours of battery life.
VAIO Duo 13 Convertible Slider with Digital Pen
This is the new 13" big brother to the Vaio Duo 11. It will run on Intel's Haswell CPU with Intel HD 4400 graphics. Improvements include a small trackpad that replaces the optical pointer, a much neater hinge design with no exposed wires and a way to attach the N-Trig digital pen to the tablet.
VAIO Duo PC's 8-megapixel rear-facing camera features the Exmor RS for PC image sensor and makes it possible for the first time to take images of documents clear enough for the computer to recognize and tag text in the photos. The Exmor RS for PC image sensor technology combined with the new CamScanner application enables users to take crisp images of documents using the computer's camera as if it were a scanner and edit and organize multiple documents. CamScanner also has the ability to straighten images of documents and photos taken at odd angles, allowing individuals to focus on taking photos of important material instead of lining up the perfect shot.
Conveniently stored on the side of the PC in an ink well or clip, the intuitive digitizer stylus allows for a more accurate and natural writing experience. Simply pick up the pen from its holder and instantly wake the PC to write, draw or tap the touchscreen effortlessly. Users can take notes in the memo taking application, Note Anytime for VAIO, or easily crop an image with Active Clip using intelligent edge detection technology.
With the new fourth generation of Intel Core processors, the ultraportable VAIO Pro and Duo PCs will be available with up to Core i7.
Pricing and Availability
The VAIO Pro 11/13 models are available beginning June 9th in Carbon Black and Carbon Silver for about $1149 and $1249. The VAIO Duo 13 model is available beginning June 9th in Carbon Black and Carbon White for about $1399. Both lines are available at Sony retail stores and other authorized dealers nationwide.