Sony today introduced a bold new line for fall including a new form factor PC, VAIO | Flip PC, featuring the flexibility of a convertible with a laptop mode that is equal to a conventional clamshell PC, the world's thinnest (0.39") Windows 8 tablet with Intel Core Processor family, VAIO Tap 11 Tablet PC, and the next evolution of the portable all-in-one PC, VAIO Tap 21. Here are the details on these new VAIO models:
VAIO | Flip PC and VAIO Tap models feature a sharp and gorgeous Full HD 1920 x 1080 display (select models with have a high resolution 2880 x 1620 display with 4K HDMI output), with Sony's TRILUMINOS Display for mobile technology and Sony's picture engine, X-Reality for mobile for the sharpest videos. The front-facing camera powered by Exmor RS for PC image sensor developed by Sony, captures sharp, clear images even in low light conditions.
VAIO | Flip PC
The unique design of VAIO | Flip PC maintains the full functionality of a conventional notebook PC with the ability to switch between laptop, tablet and viewer modes - the perfect blend of productivity and entertainment. Utilizing a unique 2nd hinge, the display can flip, allowing the PC to change from laptop to tablet or viewer modes. Tablet mode is best for browsing the web, taking pictures and writing with the optional Active Pen. By flipping the display over, users can access viewer mode, a form that is the best for watching videos and movies or showing the screen to someone sitting opposite.
Available in 13-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch models, VAIO | Flip PC is beautifully crafted in both black and silver aluminum and features a full pitch backlit keyboard, gesture enabled touch pad and palm rest for comfortable typing. VAIO | Flip PC includes a USB 3.0 port capable of charging personal devices on the go even when the computer is powered down or in sleep mode. In addition, there is a USB charging port housed within the AC adapter (VAIO Fit 13A | Flip PC and VAIO Tap 11 models only).
VAIO Fit 13A | Flip PC weighs a mere 2.6 lbs. The 14" and 15" VAIO | Flip PC weigh 4.2 lbs., and 4.6 lbs., respectively.
VAIO | Flip PC models are equipped with fourth generation Intel Core processors with up to Core i7, Solid State Drive (standard on 13") and Hybrid Hard Drive (standard on 15", optional on 14") as well as optional NVIDIA graphics -- up to 2GB -- (VAIO Fit 15A | Flip PC), delivering maximized performance that masters the most demanding tasks, whether you're watching a movie, creating a multimedia presentation or gaming, all with great battery life.
VAIO Tap 11
Available in both black and white options, the new VAIO Tap 11 Tablet PC is the world's thinnest (0.39") Windows 8 Tablet PC with Intel Core Processor family.
Featuring an aluminum magnetic full pitch keyboard/cover with a touch pad, users can be as productive as they are on a conventional notebook PC. In addition, the keyboard uses magnets to easily attach to the display when it is not being used, providing a cover and charging the keyboard in this position.
VAIO Tap 11 models are equipped with fourth generation Intel Coreprocessors with up to Core i7 and Solid State Drives for powerful performance.
Users can stay productive and entertained throughout the day on the new VAIO Tap 11 model with up to 6 hours of battery life, an SD card reader, USB 3.0 and micro HDMI as well as Intel(R) Wireless Display (WiDi), which easily streams the computer screen directly to your compatible HDTV.
The 8-megapixel rear-facing camera on VAIO Fit 13A | Flip PC and VAIO Tap 11 features the Exmor RS for PC image sensor and makes it possible to take images of documents that are clear enough for the computer to recognize and process text. The Exmor RS for PC image sensor combined with the 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 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. CamScanner also uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to convert the words in an image to text.
The pressure sensitive Active Pen allows for an even more accurate and natural writing experience. Users can take notes in the memo taking application, VAIO Paper, or easily crop an image with VAIO Clip using intelligent edge detection technology.
In addition, VAIO is collaborating with Adobe to offer the best environment for creatives. Users will be able to enjoy Active Pen in the update of Adobe Illustrator Creative Cloud and Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud (each sold separately).