CES 2014: Sony Refreshes Laptop Line, Shrinks VAIO
Sony showed off its new 11-inch hybrid PC, the VAIO Fit 11A | Flip PC, at 2014 International CES. The company also announced plans to refresh its lineup of laptops and hybrids by shipping them with Windows 8.1 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.
The VAIO Fit 11A | Flip PC offers consumers three distinct ways to use their computer: as a traditional laptop, as a tablet, and as a reader. Aside from Windows 8.1, features include a front-facing camera, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, and the company’s TRILUMINOS Display and ClearAudio+ technology. This model will be available in black, silver, or pink.
Even though the 11-inch Flip PC has both a laptop screen and a separate tablet screen, it will only weigh 2.82 pounds. Sony says this model will ship with an Intel quad-core processor and solid-state drive, but no specifics were given.
The 11-inch Flip PC is now the smallest, with 13, 14, and 15-inch models already on the market. It will be available along with the other refreshed Flip PCs by the end of February, with prices starting at $799. The refreshed VAIO Fit 14E/15E will be available mid-January, while the refreshed VAIO Tap 11 tablet and Tap 21 mobile PC will be available mid-February. Finally, the refreshed VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo models, which we previously reviewed, will be available in early April.