Sony introduces VAIO Duo 11 slider PC, set to arrive this month for $1100 and up
Sony has launched a slider PC called the VAIO Duo 11 which is set to go live on October 26 for $1,100 and up
The upcoming Windows 8 event is on the horizon and all PC manufacturers are coming up with their own line of devices running the latest version of Windows. Until now we have seen a host of devices including laptops, tablets and hybrids running the latest Microsoft OS. However, Sony has decided to be a bit different with its VAIO Duo 11 which is a slider PC and one of the few to hit the market.
According to Engadget, Sony has announced to officially release the VAIO Duo 11 on October 26 which is the same day as the Windows 8 main event. The slider PC is set to hit stores for $1,100 and up.
The Sony VAIO Duo 11 features an 11.6-inch IPS Gorilla Glass display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080p and runs on Windows 8 Home Premium. For $1,100 consumers would get a Core i3 Intel processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM and 128GB of SSD, while you can upgrade the config to a Corei5 or i7 along with a 256GB SSD for a higher price of course.
The device also features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Intel HD Graphics 4000, HDMI, an Ethernet jack, VGA out, a pair of 2.4MP front and rear cameras, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a 3.5mm audio jack and an SD card reader slot.
The VAIO Duo 11 looks attractive enough with a backlit keyboard which is revealed after sliding up the touch display. Sadly there’s no trackpad but you get an optical pointing stick which was found by Engadget to be pretty precise. On top of that, it also supports pen input and comes with a dual digitizer pen capable of recognizing 256 levels of pressure sensitivity.
In addition to the built-in 4906mAh battery, the VAIO Duo 11 also comes with an optional slice battery that promises to double the usage time, and as a bonus the spare comes with its own AC port so that you can plug it directly to the outlet, and that’s pretty neat.