Sony has announced two new VAIOs today at Computex – the VAIO Pro 11/13 and the VAIO Duo 13.
The VAIO Pro is one of the lightest Ultrabooks from Sony to hit the market and it will be available in both 11-inch and 13-inch models (in “Carbon Black” and “Carbon Silver”) and the weight of VAIO Pro 11 is just 1.92 lbs. and that of VAIO Pro 13 is 2.34 lbs. The VAIO Pro will be equipped with a high speed PCIe SSD drive delivers two times the performance seen in traditional laptop SSD drives.
The new VAIO Duo 13 is Sony’s next-generation “slider hybrid PC” – a PC that starts off as a tablet where the screen can slide back to reveal a full-sized keyboard and trackpad. The VAIO 13 uses a newly engineered hinge Sony calls a “SurfSlider” design that makes it super easy and quick to change from laptop mode into tablet mode. The VAIO Duo 13 is made with carbon fiber and only ways 2.93 lbs. – maintaining nearly the same footprint that VAIO Duo 11 did.
The VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo PCs will come with 4th generation of Intel Core processors – available with up to Core i7, maximizing performance with battery life. Both lines come with full-size backlit and full-pitch keyboards and will feature incredible full HD displays (1920 x 1080) – which Sony is called “TRILUMINOS”. These “TRILUMINOS” displays are designed to give you really rich and natural colors – making color more pure and giving images a heightened sense of depth. The webcams in both these lines also feature “Exmor R for PC” CMOS Sensor technology developed by Sony.
The VAIO Pro (both 11-inch and 13-inch models) will be available beginning June 9th in both Carbon Black and Carbon Silver for about $1,149 (U.S.) and $1,249 (U.S.). The VAIO Due 13 will also be available June 9th in Carbon Black and Carbon White for about $1,399. You’ll be able to find both these lines at Sony retail stores and other authorized retailers in the U.S.