The great thing about the Computex is that we get to see some of the cool that companies have been working on! Such as the new range of VAIO Pro Series ultrabooks from Sony, there are two models becoming available the Pro 11 (11.6 inch screen) and the Pro 13 (13.3 inch screen) both have aluminium and carbon fibre chassis and so they are light at 2.34 pound for the larger model. Both of these new ultrabook will be powered by the latest low voltage fourth generation Haswell version of the Intel Core processors going up to Core i7 with an integrated Intel HD 4400 Graphics card, which might be a disappointment for anyone thinking of playing games on this laptop.
Other features that we know about include the two fast connecting USB 3.0 ports, HDMI out, a 2-in-1 card reader, a combo headphone & microphone jack and battery that is said to last up to 13 hours, how that relates in the real world might be a different matter. It should be noted that there is no Ethernet port available so the buyer will be relying on the built in wireless LAN (802.11 b/g/n) for Internet access, it’s not that bad, but some people still like to hook up a cable when possible.
According to Pedro LaFarga, SVP of Sony VAIO & Networked Products Division, he said in the company press release;
By combining the power of Sony’s display, digital imaging and sound technology with new and innovative form factors, VAIO is offering a variety of new ways for consumers to interact with their PCs. The PC landscape is undergoing a tremendous amount of change and Sony VAIO is leading the transformation with new ultra-portable devices that enhance and enrich individuals’ lifestyles in both work efficiency and play.
Sony are making the VAIO Pro 11/13 models available from today coming in Carbon Black and Carbon Silver colours and with prices starting from $1150 and $1250.
Source: Laptop Computer Planet