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CES 2014 Recap: Hands-on with Asus Duet, Dell Venue 11, Sony Flip 11, and Panasonic AX3 Ultrabook

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Yes it’s a bit late, but we did get our hands on some exciting devices at last month’s CES 2014 in Las Vegas and have some video for you to see.

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Sony Vaio Pro 13 Ultrabook Review

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A 1KG Ultrabook is an engineering feat. The Toshiba Z830, at 1.1KG still surprises 2 years after launch. Since then though we haven’t seen many attempt to break the 2.2 pound mark. Only the NEC LaVie Z, an expensive Asia-only model, and the almost unknown Inhon Blade Carbon have launched in the 13.3” bracket. The Sony VAIO Pro 13 is a far more globally available product though. It’s not only lightweight, it offers a FullHD Sony Triluminous touchscreen, a good set of specifications and, although the battery is smaller than your average Ultrabook battery of 2012, good battery life.  The Haswell CPU is responsible for that, and some good performance figures. At the extremes of tight engineering one often finds a few issues of note and that’s the case with the Sony VAIO Pro 13. You’ll have to accept a few of those if you want the lightest 13.3-inch Haswell-based touch Ultrabook on the market. Read more in the full review below.

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[Cancelled] Sony Vaio Pro 13 Live Session. Questions?

Update: Sorry everyone, the live session this evening is cancelled. Will upload a video in a few hours that answers some of the questions in the comments. Again, sorry!

Video should be here (20 minutes after this update!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSmH9iIzIDE

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Update: Sorry everyone, the live session this evening is cancelled. Will upload a video in a few hours that answers some of the questions in the comments. Again, sorry!

Sony’s Engineering on Haswell-based Ultrabooks and tablets has been top-notch so far. The Sony Tap 11 2-in-1 is looking great. The Vaio Duo 13 slider is a quality bit of kit too. The Sony Vaio Pro 13 takes a more traditional approach but offers some unique specs. A 13.3-inch Full-HD Haswell Ultrabook in 1KG is one example.

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Sony Vaio Duo 13 Haswell Ultrabook Convertible Review

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Ultrabooks with Intel’s new Haswell processors are here! We’ve had the Sony Vaio Duo 13 on hand and are ready to give you the full review. Is this one worth your hard earned cash? We try to answer that question inside.

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Quality Time with the Sony Vaio Pro 13 (Inc. Video)

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Sony have created a pure Ultrabook showcase with the VAIO Pro 13. It’s thin, light, powerful, stylish, touch-enabled and efficient. There’s WiDi, NFC and a fast SSD and you can add an external battery to the 37Wh pack that’s already inside.

This is the Ultrabook that’s been chosen for the South Pole expedition by The Scott Expedition

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Sony Vaio Fit Multi-Flip Hands-On, Details, Photos

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The Sony Vaio FIT Multi-Flip is another example of some of the innovation going on in the laptop market right now. It’s the Ultrabook platform that gives designers and engineers the flexibility to build designs like this. Once again, Sony include a digitizer layer and a feature-rich product.

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Sony Vaio Duo 13 (Haswell) vs. Asus UX31E (Sandybridge) Sleep and Wake Comparison [video]

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Today I’m pitting the Sony Vaio Duo 13 (third-gen Haswell Ultrabook) against the Asus UX31E (first-gen Sandybridge Ultrabook) in sleep and wake times. One of Intel’s goals for the Ultrabook platform was to eventually reach a point of instant-on, just like a tablet or smartphone, with Haswell, they’ve finally done it.

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Sony Vaio Duo 13 Stylus and Active Digitizer, 25 Minutes of Testing [video]

sony vaio duo 13 stylus pen test review videoChippy brought you an initial look at Sony’s new Vaio Duo 13 Haswell Ultrabook convertible, and now I’m digging deep to suss out the details. First up is a look at the stylus and how it works with the unit’s N-Trig active digitizer touchscreen. I’ve got a 25 minute video for you, showing the in’s and out’s of the Duo 13’s stylus. One unfortunate detail that I’ll tell you up front is that the stylus does not work properly with Photoshop… or perhaps Photoshop does not work properly with the stylus….

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Today Only: Sony Vaio T13 or T14 Touchscreen Ultrabook With Core i5 for $649

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Our favorite deal-a-day site, Woot.com, is selling the Sony Vaio T13 and T14 touchscreen Ultrabook for just $649. Jump on this deal before it’s gone!

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Sony Vaio Duo 13 and Vaio Pro Are First Haswell Ultrabooks to hit the Market — Available Today

 

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The Sony Vaio Duo 13

So far as we can tell, Sony is the first vendor to bring the next generation of Haswell Ultrabooks to market. The Vaio Duo 13 and Vaio Pro are available today!

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