IFA 2012: Sony Vaio Duo 11 Revealed

IFA 2012: Sony Vaio Duo 11 Revealed

Another star attraction in the Sony camp at the IFA event in Berlin is the ultra sleek Vaio Duo 11 . The device has a slide out keyboard and will no doubt give the Surface (along with the upcoming breed of Windows 8 devices) some serious competition. Unfortunately, Sony chose to keep all the details to itself, though it is evident that there will be a high price to be paid for the tablet.

What adds to the appeal is that the Vaio Duo 11 is as much of brain-n-brawn as it is a visual delight. On the inside will be the Intel Core series of processors with the Core i7-3517U as the range topper. RAM strength will be either 4 or 8 GB while internal memory options comprise of 128 or 256 GB of SSD storage. Other features the tablet offers include two USB 3.0 ports, VGA out, HDMI out, and a memory card slot. Connectivity options with the Duo 11 include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and LAN. A 11.6 inch 1080p capacitive display makes up the front, while there are HD cameras built into the front and rear of the device. The entire device weighs just 1.3kg which can be considered quite handy when compared to ultrabooks of its class, though it could have been even more portable if the design allowed the tablet to be detached from the keypad. As a result, the Duo 11 will be a breeze to carry but not for getting cozy in bed with your favorite ebook or video.

Also, a lot of questions remain unanswered and the primary among them is the price the device will retail for. While the Duo 11 is not expected to pocket friendly, a steep price tag will also be counter productive, no matter how attractive or efficient the device is. Another thing we’d like to know is the runtime of the Duo 11’s battery, or if there is a separate battery unit behind the display as well like in the Transformer series of tablets.

IFA 2012: Sony Vaio Duo 11 Revealed

Good E-Reader IFA Exclusive – Samsung Galaxy Tab now available on pre-order

Good E-Reader IFA Exclusive – Samsung Galaxy Tab now available on pre-order

Things have suddenly increased their pace! It was just yesterday that the much awaited 7 inch tablet from Samsung, the Galaxy Pad , was announced at the IFA in Berlin and now the latest tablet PC news has it that the UK retail giant Expansys is currently accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy Pad . The price mentioned therein is £679.99 per unit, which translates to about $1,046 USD. This will fetch you a 3G / WiFi enabled Galaxy Pad having 16 GB of internal storage. Availability data has indicated October 12th.

Interestingly, Samsung is refuting the prices mentioned and has stated that no official price has yet been released by the company. The price that is floating around is a bit on the higher side though there seems no respite in sight as Samsung itself is rumored to have said the Galaxy Tab will be priced around the $1,240 mark. All the prices mentioned are before any subsidy, so a subsidized version might see a drop in price.

Good E-Reader IFA Exclusive – Samsung Galaxy Tab now available on pre-order