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Sony VAIO Duo refresh to feature slimmer slider chassis, Triluminos display and 8MP Exmor RS camera

It seems that Sony is very serious about it’s commitment to Triluminos technology as the first Vaio Windows 8 convertible using the technology leaks out.

With the impending refresh of their Vaio Duo line up of Windows 8(.1?) convertibles, Sony is prepping up to launch a slimmer 13 inch model with the exclusive and promising Triluminos display technology. Also onboard is a rather odd (for a laptop, but amazing) 8 MP Exmor RS front camera. Video chats and self shots simply don’t get better than this (up until now we’ve seen a 5 MP camera module at best, and that’s in smartphones and not laptops).

The new Sony Vaio will feature the same slider concept from original Vaio Duo 11 last year. Sony’s new Vaio will run Windows 8 Pro (with no RT products in sight, even now) when it launches later this year. Here’s a short list of the notable specifications.

Sony Vaio Duo Features

  • 13 Inch 1080p Triluminos Display
  • 8 MP Exmor RS Front Camera
  • Intel Core i5 Processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 128 GB SSD
  • 10 Hours Battery Life

*As of now, it is not known whether the ultrabook-hybrid will pack Intel’s next generation Haswell processor or an older Ivy Bridge architecture based CPU.

While watching the video you’ll notice the slimmer footprint of the device (unlike the Vaio Duo 11 which was rather thick and heavy as well). According to the leaked video, the new Sony Vaio refresh will come with features such as NFC and ClearAudio+ (from their Walkman app) as well. It only spells good news for Sony fans and for the company (on what looks like a promising new device) with their new laptop hybrid. The Verge expects Sony to launch their new laptop at Computex, Taiwan later this year.

Source: The Verge

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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