Sony Unveils VAIO® Duo 13 and VAIO® Pro 13/11 Ultrabook

Sony recently unveiled new series of the new VAIO® Duo 13 and VAIO® Pro 13/11 in Singapore, adding on to its existing Summer 2013 models which includes the VAIO Fit and Fit E that are already available for sale. They looked really sleek and beautiful, suiting individuals’ lifestyles. The VAIO® Duo 13 and VAIO® Pro 13/11 harness Sony’s innovative display, digital imaging, and sound technology, while providing a choice of new personal computing experiences. Let me share with you some of the key features of the Sony VAIO Duo 13 and Sony VAIO Pro 13/11 Ultrabook.

VAIO® Duo 13

The VAIO® Duo 13 is a slider hybrid Ultrabook which provides a multitude of new user solutions with its unique form factor as well as accurate and versatile pen solution.

The unique Surf Slider design of the VAIO® Duo 13 allows for a quick and seamless transition between slate and keyboard modes. Sliding the screen back while in slate mode reveals a keyboard as well as a touch pad and returning it to its original position will put the VAIO® Duo 13 back in slate mode, favouring touch and pen manipulation. While in slate mode, users can easily operate the VAIO® Duo 13 by touching it or using 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 Duo 13 Black (3)

Camera and pen solutions

The 8M built-in rear camera featuring the “Exmor RS for PC” image sensor has made it possible, for the very first time, to take images of documents clear enough for the computer to recognise and tag text. By including the “Exmor RS for PC” image sensor in the camera of the VAIO Duo® 13, Sony has made it possible to tag text in photos taken of documents and blackboards. This ability, combined with the “CamScanner” application, allows the VAIO® Duo 13 to be used as if it were a scanner – snapping, tagging and saving pictures of documents and whiteboards with ease. “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 trying to line up the perfect shot.

VAIO Duo 13 White (7)

VAIO Duo 13 Specifications Sheet

Model VAIO Duo 13 (i7) VAIO Duo 13 (i5)
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-4500U Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
Memory 8 GB (8 GB (On Board)) LPDDR3 SDRAM 4 GB (4 GB (On Board)) LPDDR3 SDRAM
Storage 256 GB 128 GB
Display

13.3 inch wide (Full HD: 1920 x 1080) TFT colour display (TRILUMINOS DISPLAY for mobile, LED backlight, OptiContrast™ Panel)

Touch Screen

Yes

Graphics

Intel® HD Graphics 4400

Camera (Front)

Full HD web camera powered by “Exmor R for PC”

Camera (Rear)

8M Camera powered by “Exmor RS for PC”

Audio Technology

ClearAudio+ mode (Music, Video), S-FORCE Front Surround 3D, “Clear Phase”, “xLOUD”,  “VPT”, “Voice Zoom”, “Sound Optimizer”

Battery Life

VGP-BPS36 Lithium-ion battery: up to 11.0 hours of use

NFC Function

Yes

Dimensions (WxHxD)

330 x 9.2 (maximum 19.5) x 210 mm

Weight 1.348 kg (including the supplied battery) 1.343 kg (including the supplied battery)

VAIO® Pro 13/11

VAIO® Pro 13/11, the world’s lightest touch-capable Ultrabook models in their respective classes, exhibit incredible durability and mobility. The VAIO® Pro 13/11 are the lightest touch capable Ultrabook™ in their respective classes. 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.).

VAIO Pro Black (3)

Structural durability

The VAIO® Pro 13/11’s uni-direction carbon fibre body and Hexa-shell design provides the additional durability required for a mobile PC.

VAIO Pro 13 Specifications Sheet

Model VAIO Pro 13 (i7) VAIO Pro 13 (i5)
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-4500U Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
Memory

4 GB (4 GB (On Board)) DDR3 SDRAM

Storage 256 GB 128 GB
Display 13.3 inch wide (Full HD: 1920 x 1080) TFT colour display (TRILUMINOS DISPLAY for mobile, LED backlight)
Touch Screen

Yes

Graphics

Intel® HD Graphics 4400

Camera

HD web camera powered by “Exmor R for PC”

Audio Technology

ClearAudio+ mode (Music, Video), S-FORCE Front Surround 3D, “Clear Phase”, “xLOUD”,  “VPT”, “Voice Zoom”, “Sound Optimizer”

Battery Life

VGP-BPS38 Lithium-ion battery: up to 8.5 hours of use

NFC Function

Yes

Dimensions (WxHxD)

322 x 12.8 (maximum 17.2) x 216 mm

Weight

1.06 kg (including the supplied battery) 

VAIO Pro 11 Specifications Sheet

Model VAIO Pro 11 (i7) VAIO Pro 11 (i5)
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-4500U Intel® Core™ i5-4200U
Memory

4 GB (4 GB (On Board)) DDR3 SDRAM

Storage 256 GB 128 GB
Display

11.6 inch wide (Full HD: 1920 x 1080) TFT colour display (TRILUMINOS DISPLAY for mobile, LED backlight)

Touch Screen

Yes

Graphics

Intel® HD Graphics 4400

Camera

HD web camera powered by “Exmor R for PC”

Audio Technology

ClearAudio+ mode (Music, Video), S-FORCE Front Surround 3D, “Clear Phase”, “xLOUD”,  “VPT”, “Voice Zoom”, “Sound Optimizer”

Battery Life

VGP-BPS37 Lithium-ion battery: up to 7.0 hours of use

NFC Function

Yes

Dimensions (WxHxD)

285 x 13.2 (maximum 17.2) x 197 mm

Weight

0.87 kg (including the supplied battery)

 

VAIO Pro Silver (4)

Availability

The new VAIO notebooks will be available at all Sony stores and authorised outlets in Singapore from the following dates and at the recommended retail prices stated below:

 

Model Availability Recommended Retail Price
VAIO® Pro 13 End June 2013 S$2,499 (Intel® Core™ i7-4500U Processor)

S$1,999 (Intel® Core™ i5-4200U Processor)

VAIO® Pro 11 Mid July 2013 S$2,399 (Intel® Core™ i7-4500U Processor)

S$1,899 (Intel® Core™ i5-4200U Processor)

VAIO® Duo 13 Mid July 2013 TBC

 

 

Information and Photographs Courtesy of Sony Singapore.

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