Sony has confirmed that its first ultrabook range, the Vaio T series, will be available from early June, for users looking wanting a lightweight laptop with a full-size screen.
Sony's Vaio T13 comes with a 13in screen and weighs 1.6kg, and can deliver up to nine hours of battery life for the solid-state drive (SSD) version, the company claimed.
It features an Intel Core i3 Sandy Bridge processor and will come with Windows 7 pre-loaded.
The device will also feature Wi-Fi capabilities to 802.11n, Bluetooth support, an HDMI output, a built-in 1.3-megapixel high-definition web camera and a touchpad with gesture support.
Sony will also offer a hybrid version of its Vaio T13, that features a 320GB hard-drive, paired with a 32GB SSD, which is intended to provide rapid boot up times.
Users will also get a complimentary 90-day trial of Intel's Anti-Theft Service, which can remotely lock the device in the event that it is stolen or lost.
The T Series will also feature an 11in version, although Sony has yet to provide any details on this model.
Intel has long been banging the ultrabook drum, arguing that the format represents the future for laptops and will help the firm fight back against the huge growth of the tablet market.
Intel defines ultrabooks as devices that are less than 0.8in thick and cost less than $1,000.
Whether the Vaio T13 fits that definition remains to be seen. At just 0.7in thick it scores on half of the definition, but Sony has yet to confirm pricing details.
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