Sony Windows 8 Touch promotional video, and a look at the Sony Vaio Duo 11 hybrid

imageLike the other PC OEMs Sony is going into touch and Windows 8 in a big way, as can be seen in the promotional video above.

One of their devices is the Sony Vaio Duo 11, a device with does not skimp on specs, but probably pays for it in weight and price.

Unlike many devices shown so far, it has a 11.6 inch Full HD screen, 128 GB SSD, Core i5 or i7 processor, weighs 1.3 Kg and is 17.85 mm thick. It supports up to 8 GB of RAM.

The device also comes with a pressure-sensitive pen, full sized VGA and HDMI ports, twin USB 3 ports and a SD card reader.  In addition it has Bluetooth 4, GPS, a digital compass and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The front and rear camera are both 2 megapixel.

See a hands-on video showing the features from Tracy and Matt below.

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  • http://twitter.com/jbarinas Juan Barinas

    Looking good, Sony.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anthony-IamTiger-Lee/1226295331 Anthony IamTiger Lee

    2 megapixel?!?!

    • sumedh kumar

      I really don’t think people take snaps with their laptops or tablets when they have a phone in their pockets. I think the back camera is of very little use in a tablet / laptop…. front 2mp is more than sufficient for Skype calls …

  • 1bens

    Would like it better if the screen could separate from the base. As it is its interesting and OK but the typical Sony pricing will shoot it down for me.

  • http://94octane.com Beezer

    Did anyone notice how they zoomed into the picture at the 20 sec mark? How choppy was that?! Doesn’t look good.

    • shiva

      i looked at the 20 second mark and the pinch and zoom works fine. if i remember correctly the technical details about windows 7, touch was hampered in Win 7 because of a timeout between input clicks. this was done with mouse clicks in foresight and ended up hampering continuous motions like pinch and zoom. but in windows phone 7 pinch and zoom is as smooth as iOS if not better than Android – i had compared this a year or so back.

      • http://94octane.com Beezer

        Hey, sorry. I’m not talking about the hand-on video. Funny, they’re both zooming in with two points at the 20 second markers in both videos. Please have a look at the commercial video (top video in this article) where he zooms in on a picture. It’s rough and reminds me of Windows 7 desktop zooming in/out.

  • Bugbog

    The real idea Sony brings to the table is their adjustable stand for the Tap 20! This will be the future of A-I-O’s for Windows 8!