Sony Vaio Pro ultrabook offers touch controls, optional 25-hour battery

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Sony-Vaio-Pro.jpgSony’s latest line of laptops are looking pretty silky. We’ve already seen the Vaio Duo 13 slider, and next up is the Sony Vaio Pro ultrabook line, available in both 11.6 and 13.3-inch sizes.

Offering up full HD touchscreen controls buoyed by Sony’s Bravia, X-Reality and Triluminos display technologies, Sony claim it’s the lightest touch-capable ultrabook available.

“By using uni-direction carbon fibre throughout the case, the touch enabled Vaio Pro 11 achieves the light weight of 0.870 kg and the touch-enabled Vaio Pro 13 achieves a weight of only 1.060 kg,” says Sony.Sony-Vaio-Pro-2.jpgUnder that svelte hood sits an Intel Haswell 4th-gen Core processor, as much as 8GB of RAM and an SSD as large as 512GB, as well as connectivity options that include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC. Ports include an SD card slot, USB 3.0 and HDMI out.

Like the Vaio Duo 13, a built-in router allows the laptop to act as a hotspot for up to five other devices, while NFC is also included here for tap-sharing between compatible devices.

Battery life is also said to be strong, despite a backlit keyboard being among the battery-draining features. The 13-inch model can squeeze out 8 hours of battery life while the 11-inch model can manage 11 hours. Each can also be supplemented by a high capacity sheet battery, boosting the battery life to 18 and 11 hours respectively.

Avaialble from June, we’ll keep you posted on pricing as it’s revealed.

Gerald Lynch
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  • I love the look and the carbon body. A worthy laptop for carbon fiber cases.

  • I love the look and the carbon body. A worthy laptop for carbon fiber cases.

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