Unannounced Sony Windows 8 13 inch notebook-tablet hybrid revealed [Update]

Sony has come up with some Windows 8 PCs that are a little different than other designs, such as the Sony Vaio Tap 20 all-in-one PC that can also serve as a really large tablet. This week, images and a very blurry YouTube video have outed an unannounced Sony Windows 8 PC that has yet another unusual case.

The YouTube video and the press images, first posted on the Notebook Review forums, both show a 13 inch tablet with a display that slides up to expose a full notebook keyboard.  The video says that the hybrid has an Intel Core i5 processor, 4 GB of RAM, a 128 GB SSD, a five megapixel camera and 10 hours of battery life.

The forum post claims that the grainy video comes from a training film made for the Dixons UK retail store chain. As you can see, the notebook is being used in tablet mode accessing Microsoft's Fresh Paint app for Windows 8. The device looks pretty thin but there's no word on an exact weight for the product.

All in all, this somewhat mysterious Sony hybrid looks promising and hopefully the company will reveal more about it in the very near future.

Update: The video has now been made private.

Source: Notebook Review via Engadget | Image via Sony

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Why'd they get rid of that optical pointer? That actually worked pretty well. Instead now you have a thin strip of track pad? How is that an improvement?

icwhatudidthere said,
Why'd they get rid of that optical pointer? That actually worked pretty well. Instead now you have a thin strip of track pad? How is that an improvement?

Definitely agree with you there. Looks quite uncomfortable to use.

I agree too but you do have the touchscreen, and personally, for any actual work in the desktop, I already have a mouse with me. For something more "casual" in the desktop, I think I can live with that trackpad.

Or a titanium clone of the Surface Pro style, but with an integrated keyboard. (Note that the display is angled like the *kickstand* for the display of the Surface and Surface Pro.) Not bad at all.

Looks neat I guess.
BTW - When you try to watch the video here it wont play, saying "This video is private."