Sony confirms Windows 8 Vaio Duo 11; reveals Vaio Tap 20 [Update]

While the notebook got leaked a couple of days ago, Sony has now officially announced it will be releasing the Vaio Duo 11, a touch screen notebook-tablet hybrid that will run on Windows 8. The product was part of Sony's press event held in Berlin earlier today.

The Vaio Duo 11 will have a slider design that exposes the physical keyboard. It will also come with a digitizer stylus for the touch screen.

Sony has also announced the Vaio Tap 20, a 20 inch all-in-one desktop PC with a touch screen. The product has a built in stand, but that stand can also be adjusted so that the Tap20 can actually lay flat, to become a really big tablet. Both of the products will come with Sony's new Clear Audio+ software, which is supposed to be an improvement over the standard audio features on regular PCs.

No other information on either products, including hardware specs, pricing and a specific release date, was announced at the press event. If Sony sends out a press release with the hardware specs and more information on the Vaio Duo 11 and the Vaio Tap20 later today, we will update this news post.

Update: Sony has offered up some more information on both products in official press releases. Consumers can choose from an Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor for the Vaio Duo 11, along with 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM and either an 128 GB or 256 GB SSD. The 11.6 inch screen will have a resolution of 1920x1080, two cameras (front and rear) two USB 3.0 ports and a HDMI port.

The Vaio Tap 20 also comes with the choice of an Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, along with 4 GB or 8 GB of RAM and either an 750 GB or 1 TB hard drive. The 20 inch screen will have a resolution of 1600x900, along with a web cam and two USB 3.0 ports.

Source: Sony live streaming video event | Images via Sony

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I wonder if Sony will make their own media and games apps to replace the Xbox stuff. That would be an OEM customization that could actually make sense.

There is no doubt that Windows 8 is a great move by Microsoft. But apart from this 'start button', there are many issues that Microsoft may also need to look into. For example, if someone is willing to experience a windows 8 experience, does he/she really need to buy a new tablet or touch device like Surface? I mean, there should be some freedom.

I was hunting for a solution to this problem, because I am iPad lover, but I still need to use Microsoft Windows for some business related applications that are only supported by Windows. Thus, since Windows 8 has a very interactive and modern interface, I was eager to experience it (without buying Windows 8 tablet, because I can't carry 2 tablets along with me everywhere).

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Mr. Dee said,
Looks nice, but probably gonna be very expensive. Will wait until Haswell.

It's Sony so you are probably correct. They are always way over priced.