Sony Refreshes VAIO Line, Adding 11-inch Flip Hybrid Laptop

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Sony VAIO Fit 11ASony is looking to kick off 2014 with a bang. The company revealed its sleek 11-inch hybrid PC, the VAIO Fit 11A this week at CES in Las Vegas. Sony also detailed plans to refresh a number of its laptops and hybrid PCs adding Windows 8.1, faster Wi-Fi and new software out of the box.

The 2.82-pound hybrid notebook will feature a full aluminum chassis design (available in black, pink or silver) and a folding display cover that allows the device to operate as a traditional laptop, tablet or as a reader. The device will house two cameras on its lid, one on the front of the display, and a second 8-megapixel camera on the back cover.

The new laptop will feature an 11-inch full HD Sony TRILUMINOS display, along with an Intel quad-core Pentium CPU and a solid state drive. The VAIO Fit 11A will be equipped with a backlit keyboard, multi-gesture enabled touchpad and a bundled VAIO Active Pen accessory.

In addition to those specs, the VAIO Fit 11A will run on Windows 8.1 and offer 802.11ac Wi-Fi out of the box. The company also plans to roll out these features to its updated models of the VAIO Pro 11 and 13 laptops; the VAIO Tap 11 tablet and the VAIO Tap 21 mobile PC. These machines along with the VAIO Fit 11A will also ship pre-loaded with Adobe’s Photoshop Elements 12.

The Sony VAIO FIT 11A will be the company’s smallest Flip PC, with 13, 14 and 15-inch models currently available on the market. The new laptop along with the other refreshed Flip variants will be made available by the end of February, with prices starting at $800. The refreshed VAIO Fit 14 and 15 E-models will be made available in mid-January, while the refreshed VAIO Tap 11 and Tap 21 will be made available for purchase starting mid-February. Finally, the refreshed VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo models will be made available starting in early April. 



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