Sony launches VAIO hybrids in UAE
VAIO Fit PC range aimed at professionals, students, designers, entrepreneurs, says vendor
Sony this week announced the launch of its new VAIO Fit PC, featuring a multi-flip hinge that transforms the PC to tablet or viewer modes while offering the functionality of a traditional clamshell laptop.
Now available at select electronics stores in the UAE, the new series is available in 15-inch, 14-inch and 13-inch screen sizes.
The VAIO Fit's laptop mode is said to "deliver the same performance as conventional notebook PCs". In tablet mode, it is designed to be used for browsing the Web, taking pictures, and writing with the digitiser stylus, which is included with the VAIO Fit 13A and is an optional purchase for the 15A and 14A. The viewer mode allows the user to share the experience of watching a video or movie with another viewer.
"[The different modes make] the VAIO Fit ideal for professionals, students, designers or entrepreneurs," Sony said.
The PC's thin chassis is constructed with an aluminium hairline finish. The notebook comes with a full-pitch keyboard, touch pad and palm rest and a backlit keyboard allows users to work in low-light conditions.
The VAIO Inspiration Suite aims to replace the necessity of pen and paper with a collection of core apps that allow users to capture, edit and organise content on their VAIO notebooks.
The VAIO Fit 13A comes pre-loaded with a trio of apps (there are two apps preloaded on the 14A and 15A). After shooting and reorienting images on CamScanner (only included on the 13A), users can then clip out the subject of the image using VAIO Clip and write memos on top of the images with the stylus in VAIO Paper.
The Exmor RS for PC imaging sensor found on the VAIO Fit 13A makes it possible to capture high-resolution images of documents. Images are clear enough for the computer to recognise and tag text in the photos, which works with the CamScanner app. The back-illuminated CMOS sensor is designed to ensure there is reduced noise in low-light situations.
Sony has also incorporated other key technologies into the VAIO Fit range, such as the TRILUMINOS display for mobile and X-Reality for mobile, adapted from technology used in the Sony BRAVIA 2013 range of TVs. These are designed to allow for a more vivid reproduction of colours on screen and ensure the sharpest picture quality. The VAIO Fit multi-flip PC is also powered to deliver dynamic bass and sharp highs without distortion with the ClearAudio+ mode that uses a variety of sound technologies to deliver enhanced audio performance.
The entire range is NFC-enabled, allowing easier connection of devices to the PC by simply hovering compatible NFC products over it.