Sony Windows 8 convertible slider PC shows up in grainy training clip

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A training clip intended for staff at UK retailers PC World and Currys has popped up online, revealing a new Windows 8 convertible slider laptop from Sony.

The grainy clip reveals a 13-inch ultrabook using Sony’s 1080p Triluminous touchscreen, in a design that allows the screen to be slid down over the keyboard like a tablet, or pushed into a sanding position like a traditional laptop. It’s a design Sony are calling the “SurfSlider”.

The video appears to show an accompanying stylus shipping with the device, used in the clip to scrawl a few yellow line out over the Fresh Paint app.

Other specs mentioned include an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, NFC connectivity, a backlit keyboard, Clear Audio+ speaker tech and an 8MP Exmor RS camera sensor.

No pricing, release date or even an official name to go with the machine yet, but the intended recipients of the training video seem to confirm a UK release is on the cards at some point.

Gerald Lynch