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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Sony Unveils VAIO Duo 13 and VAIO Pro 13/11 Ultrabook At Computex


Sony added the VAIO Duo 13 and VAIO Pro 13/11 to its summer 2013 VAIO line-up.

The The VAIO Pro 11 is a 11.6" Ultrabook laptop, and the VAIO Pro 13 is a 13.3" touch Ultrabook. The VAIO Duo 13, features an improved design and a multitude of new use solutions with its unique form factor and pen solution.

The new VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo lines feature TV technology which results in a sharp Full HD (1920 x 1080) display. The TRILUMINOS Display for mobile technology promises to recreate rich natural colors in the new VAIO Pro and Duo PCs. Due to a wider color range, the technology renders hard to reproduce reds, blues, and greens more accurately, giving mobile devices the ability to display intense colors.

In addition to TRILUMINOS Display for mobile, the new VAIO PCs employ Sony?s picture engine, X-Reality for mobile. X-Reality for mobile reduces visual noise creating sharper videos.

In addition, the Exmor R for PC CMOS Sensor technology developed by Sony provides high-quality camera functionality.

The display technologies are fused with Sony?s ClearAudio+ technology to provide a louder and clearer sound that is distinctly Sony.

VAIO Pro 11/13

The VAIO Pro 11 and Pro 13 Ultrabooks are weighing just 1.92 lbs. and 2.34 lbs., respectively. The VAIO Pro line is encased in carbon fiber and features an aluminum palm rest design that gradually merges into the desk for maximum comfort while typing on the keyboard.



The VAIO Pro 13 is the first notebook PC on the market to include a high speed PCIe SSD drive. There is also an optional extended sheet battery in order to double the standard battery life for both the VAIO Pro 11/13 models. With the sheet battery, the VAIO Pro 11 model will deliver up to 14 hours while the VAIO Pro 13 model will deliver up to 13 hours of battery life.

VAIO Duo 13

The VAIO Duo 13 is transforming between a touchscreen slate and a fully functioning conventional laptop. It is encased in carbon fiber and weighs a mere 2.93 lbs. While increasing the screen size and minimizing the beze, the new VAIO Duo 13 is still able to maintain nearly the same footprint and weight as the original VAIO Duo 11.

The newly engineered Surf Slider design features a slimmer hinge allowing for a quick transition between tablet and laptop modes. With one hand, users can slide the sturdy screen back to reveal a full-sized backlit keyboard and track pad. Returning the VAIO Duo 13 to its original position lets users interact with the device in tablet mode by touch or with the pressure-sensitive digitizer stylus.



VAIO Duo PC?s 8-megapixel rear-facing camera features the Exmor RS for PC image sensor and makes it possible to take images of documents clear enough for the computer to recognize and tag text in the photos. The Exmor RS for PC image sensor technology combined with the new CamScanner application enables users to take crisp images of documents using the computer?s camera as if it were a scanner and edit and organize multiple documents. CamScanner also has the ability to straighten images of documents and photos taken at odd angles, allowing individuals to focus on taking photos of important material instead of lining up the perfect shot.

Stored on the side of the PC in an ink well or clip, the digitizer stylus allows for a more accurate and natural writing. Simply pick up the pen from its holder and instantly wake the PC to write, draw or tap the touchscreen. Users can take notes in the memo taking application, Note Anytime for VAIO, or crop an image with Active Clip using intelligent edge detection technology.

By maintaining a constant connection to the internet even while in sleep mode, the VAIO Duo 13 is able to continue updating applications and receiving emails even while asleep, eliminating the need to wait for the PC to resume. In addition, the VAIO Duo 13 is able to wake from sleep mode in less than a second. The VAIO Duo 13 will deliver up to 10 hours of battery life.

The VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo models include standard Sony features such as a full-size backlit and full-pitch keyboard, track pad and instant PC resume technology. Also included is USB charging of personal devices on the go even when the computer is powered down or in sleep mode. In addition, there is a USB charging port housed within the AC adapter.

With NFC (Near Field Communication technology) included in all of the new summer 2013 VAIO models, users can now exchange website URLs and enable Bluetooth connections by simply tapping a compatible NFC device to the new VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo PCs.

For peak performance, the VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo models are equippded with Solid State Drives along with the new fourth generation of Intel Core processors, up to Core i7.

The VAIO Pro 11/13 models are available beginning June 9th in Carbon Black and Carbon Silver for about $1149 and $1249. The VAIO Duo 13 model is available beginning June 9th in Carbon Black and Carbon White for about $1399.


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