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Sony have announced a new Vaio Fit 11A Flip PC with the same convertible screen as on other Flip models. (We reviewed the 14-inch model here. ) There’s a great set of specs and a good price, if you’re prepared to take a small hit on the processor features.
On first glance at IFA in September [article + video] I wasn’t overly impressed with the Sony Vaio Fit 13A Flip (let’s just call it the Sony Vaio Flip 13 shall we?) The wedge shape felt quite thick in tablet mode and the finish didn’t feel like quality. I’ve got a second chance to look at this 2-in-1 now though and it feels much, much better than the first time around. If you’re looking at the Samsung or even the ASUS Zenbook UX301, this is one convertible that should be on your ‘research this’ list.
Ultrabooks with Intel’s new Haswell processors are here! We’ve had the Sonyon 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.
Sony have created a pure Ultrabook showcase with the. 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
Today I’m pitting the Sony(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.
Chippy 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….
Unfortunately the Sonyhas to go back today and we didn’t have time to get a full review together but we’ve had a reasonable amount of time testing and are now able to give you a relatively detailed overview. We’re expecting a longer term loaner very soon and that one will be a retail model rather than the production sample we’ve got here.
In summary the Sonyis a very impressive and advanced Ultrabook and a unique bit of engineering both inside and outside. Haswell shows all it’s colors with the Duo 13 but there are one or two things to watch out for before you buy and of course, this isn’t a cheap Ultrabook but read-on to find out why you’re probably going to get value for your money.
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!
The Ultrabook versions of Haswell, the 4th Gen Core from Intel, bring something special. Connected Standby is the mark of an Ultrabook that’s been built to very tight power efficiency standards, brings alive a part of Windows 8 that few have considered before and gives you the best-in-class in terms of battery life. The Sonyhas been built to this standard and although the re-branded Sony Active Sleep was rumored to be a feature that would be brought alive with Windows 8.1, I have it working here on a Windows 8 sample sent to us by Sony. Demo below.
So far as we can tell, Sony is the first vendor to bring the next generation of Haswell Ultrabooks to market. Theand Vaio Pro are available today!
At Computex 2013, Sony has now officially revealed the Sony Vaio Pro. The company claims that the 11.6-inch and 13.3 inch Pro are the lightest touchscreen Ultrabooks in their respective categories. Now with the carbon fiber treatment, we’re wondering if the older Z-series will give way to the Pro.
I’ve just sent back the Fujtsu Q702 hybrid. It was a great, productive all-rounder (Review here) and is also available with Core i3 and without VPro for much the same price as the Ultrabook I’ve just started testing. The Sony also fits many of the same user profiles as the Q702. It’s fitted with a digitizer, converts to a tablet and has a great set of ports. My first impressions are generally positive.
You can save $100 on the Sony Vaio T13 touchscreen Ultrabook, bringing the starting price to $699. The company recently reduced the entry-level price for the T13 touch to match that of the non-touchscreen T13. The T13 is one of three T-series Ultrabooks from Sony that can be equipped with a touchscreen.
Not that long ago at CES 2013 Sony announced they were introducing two new additions to the Vaio T-Series lineup, a touch-enabled T-14 and a new T-15 model, also with a touchscreen and today these two new Ultrabooks are available to order from Sony and Best Buy