Sliding Ultrabook includes 8MP Exmor RS camera sensor, 15-hour battery
Sony has revealed new devices in its Vaio line of computers, including two normal Ultrabooks, and one Ultrabook with a sliding screen. The Vaio Pro ultrabooks come with 11-inch and 13-inch displays, while the previously leaked Vaio Duo 13 uses a sliding mechanism to raise its 13.3-inch screen, similar to its predecessor, the Vaio Duo 11.
Sony Vaio Duo 11 tries hard to offer the best of both worlds
While criticisms about the radical redesign of Windows 8 have persisted since its introduction, it has been very much responsible for ushering in a wide range of really interesting PC hardware designs. One of these is the Sony Vaio Duo 11, which is an integrated hybrid design that marries a tablet experience with a notebook-like experience. However, as with just about every piece of new Windows 8 hardware that I can think of, the Vaio Duo 11 is better at handling one aspect of the Windows 8 interface than the other without quite nailing both properly.
VAIO Duo to feature hardware keyboard, Windows 8 Pro
Images have emerged of a hybrid tablet-notebook device soon to be released by Sony: the VAIO Duo 11. Pocketnow has uncovered pictures of the new device, which appears to be an ultrabook with a sliding mechanism allowing it to convert into a tablet. The device appears set to compete with Microsoft's Surface tablets, as it also incorporates pen input, though it is uncertain whether it will launch within the same time frame.