Images from Sony Windows 8 tablet-notebook hybrid leaked

We have been predicting in the last few days that we should see a bunch of Windows 8-based hardware announcements very soon. Samsung should be taking the curtains off their Windows 8 notebook-tablet hybrid later this week and Lenovo is also teasing that it will offer details on their own convertible Windows 8 hardware product very soon.

Now it looks like Sony is about ready to offer details on its own Windows 8-based product. PocketNow.com reports that it has received images of the notebook-tablet combo that will soon debut from camp Sony and may be called the Duo 11.

Unfortunately, it looks like the images and the name are all we have right now. The article doesn't have any more information about the Vaio Duo 11's hardware specs, or if it is running on Windows 8 Pro or the ARM-based Windows RT. The images do suggest that this is a Pro device as you can see the desktop icon above.

Dell will be releasing both Windows 8 and Windows RT-based devices, as will Acer. HP will launch a Windows 8-based business tablet, along with two consumer notebook-tablet hybrids, but so far the company has yet to announce any Windows RT products. Asus has also said it will support Windows 8 and Windows RT, and of course Microsoft will launch the Windows RT version of the Surface tablet in late October.

Source: Pocketnow.com | Image via PocketNow.com

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Jimmy422 said,
Just because there's a desktop icon doesn't mean it's going to be 8 Pro. Windows RT still has the desktop as well.

Slightly unrelated, but does Windows RT have Windows Explorer or some form of file browsing?

Yes.
WinRT does have a Desktop just like Win8, except that it is limited to FIle Explorer (Windows Explorer's new name), "classic" Internet Explorer and Word/Excel/PowerPoint/OneNote (the very same as their x86 counterpart, except that they are built-in the OS). Office 2013 remains a full desktop software, and OneNote and Lync both have a dedicated Metro App in addition to their classic version.

In a picture desktop OneNote is shown, but that doesn't mean anything since it can be found on both OS.

Captain MDS said,
Yes.
WinRT does have a Desktop just like Win8, except that it is limited to FIle Explorer (Windows Explorer's new name), "classic" Internet Explorer and Word/Excel/PowerPoint/OneNote (the very same as their x86 counterpart, except that they are built-in the OS). Office 2013 remains a full desktop software, and OneNote and Lync both have a dedicated Metro App in addition to their classic version.

Do you know what else they removed? For example, are the desktop applets (Calculator, Notepad, Wordpad, Paint, etc.) still there?

I've heard that they only ported the APIs that they absolutely required to run Office -- and of course, Office RT is further stripped down from Office 2013. But I'd be surprised if the desktop applets were taken out.

oliver182 said,

Well that's a lot different from that the author said.

We DO have Office RT.

The stylus support says it all.


actually, yes. a stylus instead of digitizer is giving away that it's RT version