JAPANESE HARDWARE MAKER Sony added three ultrabook models to its Vaio range on Wednesday, the Vaio Duo 13, and Vaio Pro 13 and 11.
Sony's new Vaio models can be converted into tablets, and the devices will arrive powered by Intel's fourth generation Haswell processors and Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system.
The Sony Vaio Duo 13 is a slider device, quickly morphing from a laptop into a touchscren tablet, complete with support for Sony's digital stylus which will come bundled with the product.
The Vaio Duo 13 sports a 13.3in HD 1080p screen with Sony's X-Reality display technology, along with an 8MP camera with an Exmor R sensor, an HD webcam, HDMI out, a 512GB hard disk and Sony's "innovative standby technology" that means the device can wake from sleeping in just one second.
Sony claims its new Vaio Pro 13 and Pro 11 laptops are the world's lightest touchscreen ultrabooks, weighing just 1.06kg and 0.87kg, respectively.
However, besides Intel's Haswell processors there's nothing that exciting about the Viao Pro specifications. The Sony Vaio Pro 13 features the same 13.3in HD screen as the Duo 13 device, as well as the same HD webcam, storage options and HDMI out support. The same can be said for the Sony Vaio Pro 11, besides its 11.6in 1920x1080 HD display and 11 hour battery life bettering the Pro 13's eight hours.
Sony said it will launch the Vaio Duo 13 and Vaio Pro models in the middle of June, although there's no word on UK pricing yet. µ
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