Sony may not be the market dominator, when it comes to smartphone category, however, it seems like the Japanese tech manufacturer is rolling up its sleeves tight to take on the competition with the rivals in the hybrid tablet market with the incorporation of Microsoft's latest operating system Windows 8.
Back in August 2012, Sony unveiled its hybrid ultrabook PC – Vaio Duo 11 based on Windows 8 at the IFA expo in Berlin. Now, Sony India has unveiled the tablet-cum-Ultrabook in the country for a whopping price of Rs 89,900.
Display & Dimension: Vaio Duo 11 carries a dimension of 320 x 17.85 x 199 mm and weighs around 1.3 kg. Coming to the display, Vaio Duo 11, as the name indicates, has a 11.6 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.
Further, the convertible PC – Vaio Duo 11 supports a digitizer stylus and has a thin sliding backlit keyboard like any other convertibles of its size.
Processor: The Sony Windows 8 hybrid is equipped with Intel Core i7-3517U, Intel Core i5-3317U or Intel Core i3-3217U processor.
Operating System: In this segment, Vaio Duo 11 runs on Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro – the different versions of the latest incarnation of the Microsoft’s operating system.
Camera: The tablet hybrid has full HD front camera and 2MP rear camera powered by Exmor for PC.
Storage: On the storage front, Vaio Duo 11 comes with 1.6GHz SDRAM, 4GB or 8GB DDR3 RAM and 128GB or 256GB SSD.
Connectivity: When it comes to connectivity, Vaio Duo 11 offers features like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + HS, NFC and micro USB 3.0 support.
Battery: Vaio Duo 11 is equipped with built-in 4,960 mAh battery, claimed to be lasting up to 4.5 hours, at the same time an optional sheet type battery for extended battery life is also provided by the manufacturer.
Other Features: the Vaio Duo 11 will also come pre loaded with various applications including 'Music' app with the likes of xLoud and ClearPhase and 'Album' app for viewing, sorting or sharing pictures and videos. Optional accessories include a screen protection cover and carrying case.
Price and Availability: Vaio Duo 11 hybrid Ultrabook PC will be available in India across Sony Centers, VAIO flagship stores and other major electronic and IT stores at a price of Rs 89,900 in Gun Metal color by the end of December.
Well, with all these features, Sony Vaio Duo 11 definitely looks to steal the spotlight in the tablet hybrid space. But at the same, when it comes to talk about the rivals of the Sony offering, lets have a look at the top 5 convertible laptops announced in India based on Windows 8 and which would give a stiff competition to Sony Vaio Duo 11.