On the occasion of IFA 2013 in Berlin, Sony has unveiled three new Vaio-based Windows 8 devices called Vaio Tap 11, Vaio Tap 21 and Vaio Flip PC, which are extremely elegant, flexible and with a good hardware configuration.
Sony Vaio Tap 11 is a new convertible touchscreen PC based on Windows 8. The tech specs include an 11.6-inch full HD display with resolution of 1920×1080 pixels, an Intel Haswell processor and a fast SSD memory which can vary from minimum of 128 GB and maximum of 512 GB. This model is compact and can be used as a PC and as a tablet, there is a cover that includes a keyboard, and a battery that recharges when connected to the PC. It works without wires, remember what Microsoft did with Surface tablets. It also comes with a capacitive stylus that allows you to write or draw digitally in absolute comfort and a rear camera with 8-megapixel sensor.
Sony Vaio Tap 21 is the successor of a well-known model Vaio Tap 20 All-In-One with 21-inch display, aimed for domestic use as it’s difficult to carry. Although, it is 30% lighter and thinner than the previous generation model, and has a stand to change the angle of the screen, which also supports multi-touch up to 10 fingers.
Sony Vaio Flip PC is aimed to use as a tablet when you’re browsing the web or watching a movie on your couch, or as a laptop when you have to write an email or perform tasks that require a keyboard for a “better experience” at ease. In fact, it has a mechanism for rotating the screen that allows you to pass from a normal keyboard of Ultrabook with a true digital tablet in a practical way.
There are three models of the Vaio Flip PC with 13.3, 14 and 15.6 inches screen, and boast an integrated Triluminos HD display technology, designed for playback of images/videos as realistic as possible, an Intel Core generation (up to Core i7) while the NVIDIA graphics card is optional. The 13.3-inch model uses SSD for storage, while the larger ones have hybrid hard drives. Vaio Flip PC will be available in three colors that include silver, black and aluminum.
All three new devices of Vaio range support NFC technology, and the release date and retail price have not been disclosed yet.