Sony is certainly serious about making a mark in the Ultrabook market, and they took the opportunity to make an announcement of the Sony VAIO Duo 13 slider hybrid Ultrabook at Computex 2013. It is not Sony’s first foray into the Ultrabook market, and I am pretty sure by all means that this too, will not be the last either. In a nutshell, you can say that the VAIO Duo 13 slider hybrid Ultrabook will be able to offer a multitude of new use solutions thanks to its unique form factor in addition to delivering accurate and versatile pen solutions.
I guess you can more or less say that the highlight of the Sony VAIO Duo 13 would be its unique Surf Slider design which enables one to enjoy a quick and seamless transition between slate and keyboard modes. For starters, you can slide the screen back while it is still in slate mode so that the hidden keyboard is revealed, where it will be accompanied by a touch pad. If you opt to return it to its original position afterwards, the VAIO Duo 13 will be in slate mode, where touch and pen manipulation are preferred as the means of navigation instead.
The Sony VAIO Duo 13 boasts of innovative standby technology which is touted to deliver its fair share of advantages. For instance, the VAIO Duo 13’s constant connection to the internet, even when it is in sleep mode, would allow it to update applications and ensure that your inbox is always up to date without missing a beat. Not only that, waking up the VAIO Duo 13 from sleep takes under a second, letting you be a whole lot more productive than you normally would with other Ultrabooks.
Other hardware features include an 8-megapixel camera with the “Exmor RS for PC” image sensor, an OptiContrast panel allows for a more accurate and natural writing experience, TRILUMINOS Display for mobile with a full HD display, and an audio enhancing ClearAudio+ mode among others. No word on pricing, but it should be available from this month onwards.