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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RE: the tap 20 would be cool if...
10/12/2012 1:04:08 PM
Wouldnt a deck of cards be cheaper? easier? safer? I'm thinking things could get out of control.
As the river card is flipped Johnny realizes he has a straight flush. He patiently waits and only raising just enough to entice the other guy to stay in. The guy takes the bait and as he casts his bid into the pot he says "I call". Johnny with his $h1t eating grin, slams down his phone and declares "Straight flush! ha-HA!" The guy looks at him incredulously and says..." WTF?! You just slammed your phone onto the Sony table top!" Johnny realizing the horror of his mistake looks down to see the broken glass of the table top PC! Then he stares in disgust at the bright green lines running accross his own phones screen rendering his cards illegible. The guy looks at Johnny and says "Well I guess you lose. I have 3J, A kicker. You don't have a damn thing, and you owe me for breaking my table top" Johnny looks at him blankley " I was all in. That was all I had". The guy tells him "Well if you can't pay, then you have to pay" He whistle for his henchman to collect payment from Johnny. Johnny was never heard from again.
See? All of this could have been avoided if they had just used playing cards!
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