Sony Unveils New Hybrid Ultrabook, 20" "Family" Tabletop PC Running Windows 8
October 12, 2012 8:59 AM
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New Sony machines focus on Windows 8 touch control
Sony has announced several new computer products, including its very first hybrid ultrabook (Vaio Duo 11) and a mobile tabletop PC (Vaio Tap 20) all aimed at the U.S. market. Sony's new products also include the T Series Ultrabook and several other new Vaio notebooks.
The Tap 20 is described as a family tabletop PC designed specifically to take advantage of Windows 8. The machine has a 20-inch screen and is designed to lay flat on a coffee table for multiple users to take advantage of at one time. The machine has a removable battery and is designed to be portable enough to move to different areas of the home. The computer is powered by Sony's Mobile Bravia Engine 2 for better picture quality.
The Tap 20 has an integrated stand and wide-angle panel to enable viewing at multiple angles for a group of people. The tabletop PC can also be used as a fully functional desktop work on documents, check e-mail, and surf the web. The machine comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse. The machine supports 10-point multitouch operation and more.
Sony Vaio Tap 20
The Vaio Duo 11 can transform between a normal ultrabook profile and a multimedia tablet. It has an 11.6-inch screen covered with scratch resistant glass and weighs 2.4 pounds. The Vaio Duo 11 features a pressure-sensitive digitizer stylus allowing natural handwriting directly on the screen. The stylus includes swappable tips allowing the user to get a firmer or softer writing feel depending on their preference. The Vaio Duo 11 is available with the latest generation Intel Core processors and offers I/O connectivity and the ability to use Sony's Sheet Battery technology.
Sony Vaio Duo 11
The T Series Ultrabook has a brushed aluminum shell and now features a touch display on the T13 Ultrabook to take advantage of Windows 8. Sony has also unveiled a new T14 Ultrabook that has the same for connectivity options as the T13 and has an integrated optical drive supporting Blu-ray DVDs.
The Sony P series are aimed at students and everyday users and now includes the touchscreen enabled aluminum 14P model along with an E17 17-inch model featuring full HD resolution and a quad-core processor. The E Series also has available 11-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch models all including backlit keyboards, except for the small 11-inch version.
The Tap 20 will start at $879.99 with black or white colors available. The Vaio Duo 11 will start at $1099.99 with the E Series ranging from $449.99 to $729.99 for starters. The T Series ultrabooks will start at $669.99.
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when it rains...
10/12/2012 12:29:17 PM
it sure does pours. Acer, Asus, Samsung, Sony, HP, Dell all announcing prices of their hybrid, tablet, convertibles, etc of all shape and sizes. really wonder how well all of those would sell.
well begun the tablet war has
microsoft strikes back
return of the microsoft
RE: when it rains...
10/12/2012 9:13:48 PM
ya I noticed a couple of SLICK'N'SEXY Win 8 tablets on sale today
boy these two look hot and look at the price too! I think iPad is done now :P swashbuckler will be angry hehe :)))
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