17 June 2013, Singapore – Sony today announced new additions to the summer 2013 VAIO line-up with the introduction of VAIO Duo 13 and VAIO Pro 13/11.
The VAIO Duo 13 and VAIO Pro 13/11 harness Sony’s innovative display, digital imaging, and sound technology, while providing a choice of new personal computing experiences. VAIO Duo 13’s camera functionality which has the ability to take crisp images of documents using the computer’s camera as if it were a scanner.
VAIO Duo 13
The VAIO Duo 13 is a slider hybrid Ultrabook which provides a multitude of new user solutions with its unique form factor as well as accurate and versatile pen solution.
Surf Slider design
The unique Surf Slider design of the VAIO Duo 13 allows for a quick and seamless transition between slate and keyboard modes. Sliding the screen back while in slate mode reveals a keyboard as well as a touch pad and returning it to its original position will put the VAIO Duo 13 back in slate mode, favouring touch and pen manipulation. While in slate mode, users can easily operate the VAIO Duo 13 by touching it or using its digitizer stylus, whilst keyboard mode perfectly accommodates conventional PC usage such as quickly editing documents. The convenience of slate mode, combined with the efficiency of keyboard mode, creates a greatly improved PC experience.
VAIO Duo 13’s innovative standby technology offers many advantages. For example, its constant connection to the internet, even while in sleep mode, gives it the ability to continue updating applications and receive emails when it’s asleep. On top of this, the VAIO Duo 13 is able to wake from sleep mode in less than one second, eliminating the need to wait for the notebook to resume.
However, the most incredible part of this technology is that VAIO Duo 13 is able to provide these benefits without compromising battery life. On the contrary, the VAIO Duo 13 has the longest battery life when compared with any Ultrabook.
Camera and pen solutions
The 8M built-in rear camera featuring the “Exmor RS for PC” image sensor has made it possible, for the very first time, to take images of documents clear enough for the computer to recognise and tag text. By including the “Exmor RS for PC” image sensor in the camera of the VAIO Duo 13, Sony has made it possible to tag text in photos taken of documents and blackboards. This ability, combined with the “CamScanner” application, allows the VAIO Duo 13 to be used as if it were a scanner – snapping, tagging and saving pictures of documents and whiteboards with ease. “CamScanner” also has the ability to straighten images of documents and photos taken at odd angles; allowing individuals to focus on taking photos of important material instead of trying to line up the perfect shot.
The OptiContrast panel on the VAIO Duo 13 allows for a more accurate and natural writing experience when using the digitizer stylus. The digitizer stylus enables users to take notes using the memo-taking application, “Note Anytime for VAIO”, or easily create their own works in “Active Clip” using pictures stored on their PC.
High resolution picture and high-fidelity sound
TRILUMINOS Display for mobile allows users access to a wide palette of rich natural colours thanks to Sony’s BRAVIA expertise. This technology has made it possible to express differences in colour more accurately. It can display the subtle differences of various reds, blues, and greens, as well as emerald green. For example, TRILUMINOS Display for mobile has the ability to reproduce a variety of reds found in a rose or blues in the sky.
These display technologies fuse with the audio enhancing ClearAudio+ mode to offer an audio-visual experience that can’t be easily replicated. ClearAudio+ mode, developed with Sony’s own signal processing technologies, allows users to effortlessly enjoy audio quality that is distinctly Sony. By simply activating ClearAudio+ mode, users can enjoy Sony’s recommended sound in ultimate clarity and presence.
VAIO Pro 13/11
VAIO Pro 13/11, the world’s lightest touch-capable Ultrabook models in their respective classes, exhibit incredible durability and mobility.
VAIO Pro 13/11 are the lightest touch capable Ultrabook in their respective classes. By using carbon fiber throughout the case, the touch enabled VAIO Pro 11 achieves the light weight of 0.870 kg (approx.) and the touch enabled VAIO Pro 13 achieves a weight of only 1.060 kg (approx.).
The VAIO Pro 13/11’s uni-direction carbon fibre body and Hexa-shell design provides the additional durability required for a mobile PC.
The VAIO Pro 13/11 models also feature a wide key pitch and stroke to allow for an extremely natural typing experience. Additionally, VAIO Pro 13/11 utilise a unique palm rest that gradually merges into the desk allowing for unrivalled comfort while typing.
The new VAIO notebooks will be available at all Sony stores and authorised outlets in Singapore from the following dates and at the recommended retail prices stated below: