IFA 2012 | Sony intros the Vaio Duo 11 hybrid tablet
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Sony is the next company to launch new products at this year’s IFA trade show in Berlin. The Tokyo-headquartered outfit has just revealed a new tablet, dubbed Vaio Duo 11 that sports a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Based on a Windows 8 operating system, the slate PC is expected to hit the store shelves by the end of October 2012.
Reportedly, the Duo 11 comes equipped with a choice of Ivy Bridge processors and can be configured with up to an Intel Core i7-3517U CPU. This low-voltage chip offers two cores running at 1.9GHz (up to 3.0GHz with Turbo Boost 2.0), 4MB of L3 cache, 17W max TDP and the Intel HD 4000 video card. In addition, the slider tablet packs an 11.6-inch OptiContrast capacitive widescreen display (touch/digitizer support) with a maximum supported resolution of 1920-by-1080 pixels (Full HD).
Under the hood, Sony’s latest hybrid system houses 4-to 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM and up to a 256GB Solid-State Drive with RapidWake for fast booting times. Connectivity features supposedly include LAN, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 adapters, USB 3.0, HDMI, LAN and VGA ports, GPS receiver and two built-in Full HD cameras (front- and rear-facing).
According to the company, the Vaio Duo 11 slate computer measures 17.85mm thick, weighs 1.3kg with standard battery and comes with integrated stereo speakers.