Sony has unveiled a host of new Vaio Duo, Fit and Pro laptops, hoping to reignite corporate interest in Windows devices.
The Duo 13 (pictured above) is the firm's latest hybrid ultrabook, succeeding Sony's previous Duo 11. The new Duo has a larger 13.3in tablet, the top section of which slides back to reveal a fully functioning keyboard, converting it into a laptop.
Running on Windows 8, the Duo 13 promises to offer ultrabook-level performance, featuring an Intel Core i7 chip, 8GB RAM, up to 512GB solid-state storage and a reasonable HD 1920x1080-pixel resolution display.
The Duo 13 will also feature an active stylus for users who want to use it to take notes or do graphics work on the fly. It also has an 8MP rear camera and Sony's custom CamScanner app. The app will suit business users, letting them use the rear camera to scan written documents to turn into text files.
The addition of the sliding keyboard means that the Duo is fairly thick, measuring 20mm and weighing 1.35kg. The Duo 13 is set for release in the UK later this month. There's currently no official word on its price.
Sony also debuted its new Vaio Pro series of laptops (pictured below) alongside the Duo, marketing the feather-light 870g, 11in Pro 11 and 1.06kg, 13in Pro 13 as the world's lightest touchscreen ultrabooks in their size bracket.
The devices are bespoke designed for businesses, running on Windows 8 Pro, powered by Intel Core i7-4500U with Intel Turbo Boost Technology processors and boasting 8GB of RAM. The Pro laptops are set for release in early June. There is currently no official word on their price.
Sony completed its 2013 summer showcase by unveiling its new Vaio Fit laptops (pictured below) at Computex in Taiwan. The Fit range will win over businesses with 14in and 15.5in size options, both of which will be powered by fourth-generation Intel Haswell processors.
Other tech specs include options for up to 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and Blu-ray. The usual connections such as WiFi, Bluetooth and USB are all present.
Within the model range will be a bevy of differently specified devices, including the Vaio Fit 14E and the Vaio Fit 15E. The two will run using Windows 8, not Pro, and feature capacitive touchscreen displays. The Fit laptops are expected to be released alongside the Pro range in June. There is currently no word on their price.
Check back later for V3's hands-on opening impressions of the new Sony devices.
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