Details of Sony's upcoming Vaio Duo 13 leaked
The Sony Vaio Duo 11 was one of the first convertible Ultrabook / Tablets we saw after the release of Windows 8. Though generally well received, there were four issues with the Duo 11 that seemed to crop up in nearly every review: The slider mechanism left some internals exposed from the side, the keyboard felt cramped, it was too heavy to be used comfortably as a tablet, and most importantly its 4-5 hour battery life was far too short.
The rumored Vaio Duo 13 seems to be addressing all of those issues and may give us a very interesting new option in the convertible Ultrabook market. The Vaio 13 has grown to 13 inches as the name implies but apparently has become both thinner and lighter. The larger size allows for a much roomier keyboard despite the space taken up by the angled screen. The new slider mechanism has also been cleaned up and doesn't leave any ribbons or cables exposed. And finally the Vaio 13 apparently has a very impressive 10 hour battery life.
Rumors of the internals include an Intel core i5, 4 GB RAM and 128GB SSD similar to the Vaio 11, other rumors suggest that the greatly improved battery life is due to the inclusion of updated Ivy Bridge chips.
Though nothing has been confirmed by Sony yet, the leaked pictures and video show an impressively thin, sleek looking new convertible that is likely to be showcased at Computex in Taiwan this June.
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