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