Sony launches new touchscreen range of VAIO laptops

vaioSony Australia has announced a new range of VAIO laptops for the country, all featuring touchscreen functionality.

The Japanese giant has launched four new series -

* the VAIO Pro, what it calls the world’s lightest touchscreen ultrabook,

* the VAIO Duo, a tablet/PC combo with up to 11 hours battery life,

* the VAIO Fit, an aluminium-chassis design housing a home entertainment notebook

* the VAIO Fit E, the entry-level ‘everyday’ unit with enhanced subwoofer.

Amongst their other features, Sony has incorporated near-field communication (NFC), which the company has rebranded ‘one-touch’ allowing VAIO users to quickly share information between them.

VAIO Pro

The VAIO Pro ultrabook comes with a carbon-fibre chassis in both 11 and 13-inch form factors. Sony claims the 11-inch model weighs in at just 870grams, the Pro 13 unit tipping the scales at 1.06kgs, including battery.

VAIO Duo

The Duo is a progression of its original Windows 8 slide-tablet design that switches between tablet and laptop mode by sliding the screen up and out on its hinge. Sony claims up to 11 hours battery life for this one and its includes an 8MP image sensor for capturing happy snaps.

VIAO Fit

The VAIO Fit is more of your standard 15-inch laptop form factor, but comes with a hybrid solid-state/hard drive to give you the benefit of solid state speed and low-cost hard drive storage.

VIAO Fit E

The Fit E is essentially the entry-level model where Sony gets to splash a bit of colour around on the chassis – white, black or pink.

Local Australian Pricing and availability as follows:

Model

Screen size

SRP (from)

Availability

VAIO Pro

13”

$1,399

Early June

11”

$1,299

Early June

VAIO Fit

15”

$1,499

Early June

VAIO Fit E

15”

$999

Early June

VAIO Duo 13

13”

$1,699

Early July

 

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