Sony today introduced its first mobile Tabletop PC for the U.S. market, the VAIO Tap 20 PC, and its slider hybrid, the VAIO Duo 11 Ultrabook powered by Windows 8. Alongside the new PCs, Sony also announced the new VAIO T Series Ultrabook. Here's more info:
Boost Productivity and Creativity with VAIO Duo 11
The versatile VAIO Duo 11 PC transforms almost instantly between a power-packed Ultrabook and a multi-media tablet with scratch-resistant glass. With Sony's high build quality, VAIO Duo 11 features a durable Surf Slider mechanism to switch smoothly between keyboard and tablet for a dual functioning computing experience.
Slim and light, VAIO Duo 11 weighs approximately 2.84 lbs. and features an 11.6-inch screen. VAIO Duo 11 also offers a pressure-sensitive digitizer stylus for the satisfyingly expressive feel of natural handwriting directly on the touchscreen. A choice of swappable pen tips allows for a firmer or softer writing feel. It's excellent for writing, sketching and interacting with media and applications on the bright, detail-packed Full HD touchscreen.
Featuring an LCD display and backlit keyboard, the VAIO Duo 11 is available on latest-generation Intel Core processors for maximum productivity. In addition to performance, looks and mobility, VAIO Duo 11 includes full functional I/O port connectivity and Sony's unique Sheet Battery technology (sold separately).
VAIO Duo 11 makes it easy to crop photos and graphics with Active Clip developed by Sony. Just draw roughly around the edge of the chosen picture with the digitizer stylus and Active Clip automatically detects edges and cuts out the background, allowing users to drop the cleanly-bordered image straight into documents or presentations. In addition, the Note Anytime application available for download on VAIO Duo 11 is for digitally jotting down handwritten notes on the touchscreen.
More VAIO notebooks updates:
The top-selling stylish T Series Ultrabook made with an ultra-smooth brushed aluminum shell now comes with a touch display on the new T13 Ultrabook to allow consumers to experience Windows 8-based touch in a clamshell form factor.
Sony is also introducing the T14 Ultrabook incorporating the same port connectivity as the T13 model and includes an optical disc drive to support Blu-ray and DVD media.
E Series The VAIO E Series family is an excellent portable companion for students and everyday users. Featuring Sony's signature wrap around design, the E Series now includes a touchscreen enabled aluminum E Series 14P model with signature VAIO diamond cut logo as well as a new E17, 17-inch model with a Full HD Display (1920 x 1080) and a Quad Core processor. Also available in 11-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch models, the PCs include backlit keyboards (14-inch and 15-inch), the latest Intel Core processors (14-inch and 15-inch), with clear high contrast displays and AMD Radeon graphics options.
S Series The S Series continues to offer an enhanced combination of mobility and performance in an elegant design crafted in tough, weight-saving magnesium, aluminum and carbon fiber materials. The 13-inch model is now available in a new Burgundy Red color. The S Series is also available in 13.3-inch Premium and 15.5-inch models. All Sony VAIO's will feature either Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro
Pricing and Availability The new touch enabled VAIO line will be available at the end of October at Sony retail stores (www.store.sony.com) and other authorized dealers nationwide. Below are approximate suggested retail prices for each model.
VAIO Duo 11 VAIO Duo 11 $1099.99 and up in Black. E Series E Series 11 $449.99 and up in Black; White. E Series 14 $449.99 and up in Black; White; Pink. E Series 14P $689.99 and up in Gun Metallic and Gold; Silver and Blue, Pink and Pink; Black and Red; White and Blue. E Series 15 $449.99 and up in Black; White; Aluminum Silver; Pink. E Series 17 $729.99 and up in Black; White. T Series Ultrabook T Series 13 $669.99 and up in Aluminum Silver. T Series 14 $669.99 and up in Aluminum Silver. S Series S Series 13 $799.99 and up in Black; Silver; White; Pink; Burgundy Red. S Series 13 Premium $1199.99 and up in Black; Gold; Gun Metallic. S Series 15 $849.99 and up in Black; White; Silver. L Series All-in-One L Series $1199.99 and up in Black and White.