Sony Launches Three New Ultra books, Including the Vaio Duo 13 Laptop-Tablet

Sony Corporation today announced new additions to the summer 2013 VAIO line-up with the introduction of VAIO Duo 13 and VAIO Pro 13/11.

VAIO Duo 13 and VAIO Pro 13/11 harness Sony’s innovative display, digital imaging, and sound technology, as well as provide a wealth of new personal computing experiences.

 “Our aim with these unique new models is to provide customers with a variety of new ways to use their PCs. We have achieved this by combining powerful Sony technologies with new form factors,” said Ryosuke Akahane, SVP and President of VAIO & Mobile Business Group, “We’re aiming to make devices that will enhance and enrich individuals’ lifestyles in both work and play. One example of this is the VAIO® Duo 13’s camera functionality. It has the ability to take crisp images of documents using the computer’s camera as if it were a scanner. Images are clear enough to recognize and tag text, allowing for easier, more effective and efficient searching and editing.”

VAIO Duo 13

VAIO Duo 13 is a slider hybrid Ultrabook which provides a multitude of new use solutions with its unique form factor as well as accurate & versatile pen solutions.

VAIO Duo 13’s unique Surf Slider design allows for a quick and seamless transition between slate and keyboard modes. Sliding the screen back while in slate mode reveals a keyboard and a touch pad and returning it to its original position will put the VAIO Duo 13 back in slate mode, favoring touch and pen manipulation. While in slate mode, users can easily operate VAIO Duo 13 by touch or with its digitizer stylus, whilst keyboard mode perfectly accommodates conventional PC usage such as quickly editing documents. The convenience of slate mode, combined with the efficiency of keyboard mode, creates a greatly improved PC experience.


VAIO® Pro 13/11

VAIO Pro 13/11, the world’s lightest*4 *5 touch capable Ultrabook, exhibits incredible durability and mobility. By using carbon fiber throughout the case, the touch enabled VAIO® Pro 11 achieves the light weight of 0.870 kg (approx.) and the touch enabled VAIO® Pro 13 achieves a weight of only 1.060 kg (approx.).

TRILUMINOS Display for mobile allows users access to a wide palette of rich natural colors thanks to Sony’s BRAVIA expertise. Combine this with a full HD display and Sony’s super resolution technology, X-Reality for mobile, and users are in for a treat. X-Reality for mobile analyzes each image and reproduces lacking pixels to optimize quality for the sharpest videos.
These technologies fuse with the audio enhancing ClearAudio+ mode to offer an audio-visual experience that can’t be easily replicated. ClearAudio+ mode was developed with Sony’s own signal processing technologies and makes it easy to enjoy Sony’s recommended sound.

VAIO Duo 13 and VAIO Pro 13/11 will be available worldwide, starting with select countries from the middle of June.


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