Sony Vaio Touch Series Launch in Malaysia

Sony VAIO Duo 11 demo

Last Wednesday, on 24 October 2012, Sony Malaysia had a day long event, split for various guests to launch their new line up for Windows 8 at Boulevard Hotel at Midvalley. These include some rather interesting laptops, ultrabooks and tablet hybrids.

These devices include VAIO E Series 14P laptop, VAIO T Series 13 ultrabook, VAIO S series laptop and the hero device, VAIO Duo 11 tablet hybrid.

I got in late after work to see presentations already in progress, explaining to the audience the various features of the new Sony Touch devices.

After the presentation was over, due to the overwhelming number of guests, we all got to head over to the next room, where the Experiential Centre was in batches of 3. Yours truly, being late, got in the last group.

After the presentation and guide demos, we got to look at the devices closer and touch and play with it a little.

 

Sony VAIO Duo 11

The hero device of the launch is undoubtedly the Vaio Duo 11. Touted as the touch-enabled Ultrabook, this is more of a tablet with keyboard hybrid to me.

The Vaio Duo 11 has a touchscreen sliding LCD display, that Sony names it their Surf Slider design, allowing you to switch between tablet and keyboard mode. Here are some overview specifications of the Vaio Duo 11:-

  • 11.6″ OptiContrast Panel (1920 X 1080 full HD) with wide 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Intel Core i5 processor, 1.70 GHz with Turbo Boost
  • 4GB DDR3L SDRAM memory
  • 128 GB Flash storage
  • 17.85 mm thin; weighing 1.3 kg
  • Connectivity : WiFI, Bluetooth, Ethernet,
  • Ports : 2X USB 3.0 port, VGA port, HDMI port, Memory Stick Duo / SD card slots,
  • Front & Rear Full HD webcams and a load of sensors (NFC, GPS, Accelerometer, Gyro, Digital Compass)
  • Optional accessory : Digitiser stylus

For more information and detailed specs, please check out Sony Malaysia’s Product Page HERE.

This Digitiser Stylus is an optional accessory that you can add to the VAIO Duo 11. Some of the key features noted by Sony includes:-

  • “Note Anytime for VAIO” app – Virtual notebook for note-taking. The screen of the VAIO Duo 11 also intelligently ignore palm presses when writing with the stylus. Also, write notes and comments directly into Powerpoint presentations in slideshow mode.
  • Active Clip – Crop and cut out selected parts of an image to a fully shareable scrapbook.
  • Music app – Improved sound quality with Sony’s xLoud and ClearPhase technologies.
  • Albums app – View, sort and share pictures and videos
  • Stream music, photo and videos via DLNA compatible large screen TV and audio systems
  • Socialife app (Downloadable) – View, sort and manage your social networking services and news feeds in a single user interface. It also suggests other popular contents based on your usage and behaviour.

Sony VAIO Duo 11 will be available at a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of RM 3,999 starting early November 2012.

 

Sony VAIO T Series 13

The VAIO T Series 13 is their touch enabled Windows 8  Ultrabook.

As you know, Ultrabook are generally thin, light and portable laptops running Intel processors. This is Sony’s device enabling touchscreen running Windows 8. Here are some overview specs of the VAIO T Series 13:-

  • 13.3″ WXGA capacitive touchscreen (1366 X 768)
  • Intel Core i5 processor, 1.70 GHz with Turbo Boost
  • 4GB DDR3L SDRAM memory (upgradeable to 8GB)
  • 128 GB SSD storage
  • 19 mm thin; weighing 1.66 kg
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, 1 X USB 3.0; 1 X USD 2.0 port, VGA, HDMI, Memory Stick Duo / SD card slots, Front HD webcam

Sony VAIO T Series 13 will be available at a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) from RM 3,099 starting end October 2012.

For more information and detailed specs, please check out Sony Malaysia’s Product Page HERE.

Sony VAIO E Series 14P

The VAIO E Series is another touch enabled laptop in the lineup. This is more of a powerful notebook and not in their Ultrabook catalogue. Sony VAIO E Series 13 will be available at a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) from RM 3,199 starting end November 2012.

For more information and detailed specs, please check out Sony Malaysia’s Product Page HERE.

 

Sony VAIO S Series

Then, there’ the refreshed lineup of the VAIO S Series – 13.3″ laptop, weighing from 1.69 kg easuring 22.8 mm thin, available in Black, White, Red and Pink. Sony VAIO S Series will be available at a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) from RM 3,099.

For more information and detailed specs, please check out Sony Malaysia’s Product Page HERE.

 

For more information on any of the Sony Touch series products, check out Sony Malaysia’s microsite HERE.

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