Sony, never one for doing things by halves, comes roaring in with a triple set of new releases no less ensuring its position on portable power remains dominant.
Next up is the Vaio Duo 13, a hybrid 13.3” notebook that doubles as a slate for those of you who fancy indulging in some nifty handwriting too. Featuring a Surf Slider design you can toggle between ‘slate’ and ‘keyboard’ styles to suit the way you’re working. Draw, sketch or handwrite memos in slate mode using a digital stylus or switch to keyboard mode for business documents whilst the 8 megapixel ‘Exmor RS for PC’ rear camera can take care of the odd photo or two. The Vaio Duo 13 also makes use of Bravia’s Triluminos screen technology and the mains powered WiFi router, whilst having the longest battery life of all the Ultrabooks at a whopping 15 hours.
Last but certainly not least, the versatile entry level Vaio Fit 15E manages to wear all manner of hats in either black, pink or silver from being a slim but powerful notebook using a range of Intel processors from the Pentium 987 up to the Core i7-3537U, a high capacity hybrid HDD booting up and launching applications in a fraction of the normal time, to a touch screen using NFC (Near Field Communication) for simple and fast communications with other devices. It also comes with Sony Imagination Studio pre-installed which includes Movie Studio Platinum, ACID Music Studio, Sound Forge Audio Studio and DVD Architect Studio.
All three products come with lower spec alternatives to suit whatever budget you have and will be available from the end of June 2013.
Prices to be announced.