Sony Introduces New VAIOs for Windows 8

Written by JC Pulido III. Posted in Desktops, News, Tablets

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Published on August 30, 2012 with No Comments

At the Sony Press Con at IFA in Germany, Sony announced a couple of VAIO PCs that take advantage of the new features of the upcoming Windows 8.

VAIO Tap 20

First up, the VAIO Tap 20 looks like a 20″ All-in-One PC. The Tap 20 is a one piece PC with a wireless keyboard and mouse. What makes the Tap 20 unique is that the stand folds so that the Tap 20 tilts so that you can use it almost flat where you can use your fingers with its 10-point multi-touch display.

As for specs, the Tap 20 will come with an Intel Core i7-3517U, Core i5-3317, or Core i3-3217U processors, 4GB or 8GB RAM, 750GB or 1TB hard drive, and Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro. Graphics is handled by the integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU.

As any other PC, you get WiFi-N, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, Memory Stick Duo/SD card slot, and HD webcam. It even has Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine to enhance the picture quality of the display.

VAIO Duo 11

The smaller VAIO Duo 11 is an 11.6″ touch screen slate. It’s slate design integrates the keyboard with the tablet, similar to the Transformer Slate from Asus. The specs are similar with the Tap 20 except for the storage which is SSD at 128GB and 256GB variants and the lack of NFC. The VAIO Duo 11 also comes with a stylus to control the Duo 11 when the keyboard is folded.