The first thing that comes to mind while leaving the house is to have a light weight backpack. Most professionals nowadays prefer travelling light and want to stay connected throughout the day.  

Convergence and integration among technologies is rapidly transforming the mind frame of consumers to carry multiple devices and gadgets when one can enjoy benefits across a single device. This was the first thing I noticed about Sony’s recently launched VAIO Duo 11, a sleek hybrid Ultrabook that combines essentials of design and productivity packed in a single Ultrabook and easily transforms from a full HD tablet to a PC without compromising on any features.

For users on the go, VAIO Duo 11 weighing 1.3kg and 17.85 thin is an ideal Ultrabook that is slim enough to be carried around for browsing media and thinner than the average notepad for collating information and notes. The notepad-comparison is apt; since one will enjoy the incredibly responsive hand-writing experience on the VAIO Duo 11 that lets you scribble, draw and design notes, diagrams and interact with media at the touch of your finger onto the Full HD OptiContrast™ Panel. Windows 8 hosted in the VAIO Duo 11 takes the computing experience to a whole new level. A user can put the people, apps, and sites you love right on your Start screen, and get instant access to the things you care most about. Want more? With a touch, you can quickly zoom in or out to customise your view and group, label, and rearrange apps on your Start screen.

To make working fun, VAIO Duo’s text recognition features enables quick official work by enabling users to easily convert their handwritten notes to text for future referencing, archiving or even developing presentations. 

VAIO Duo 11 can be lifted with just one finger and it quickly transforms from a tablet to a fully features laptop in just seconds!

VAIO Duo 11 can be lifted with just one finger and it quickly transforms from a tablet to a fully featured laptop in just seconds!

VAIO Duo 11’s life-like ClearPhase and xLoud sound experience comes with unique Digital noise cancelling headphones perfectly complements the onboard ‘Music’ application. One will enjoy web browsing, watching videos and music on the super-bright 29.4cm (11.6”) touchscreen. As a tablet for consuming media, its speedy processor and graphics card configuration allows you to effortlessly switch between applications.

VAIO Duo 11 costs Rs 89,000. That is the price of, in fact, two devices – which is exactly what you’re getting. The first generation of hybrid-device user is still accustomed to the fine line between tablet and laptop, and this where VAIO Duo 11 delivers.  With a conservative bordering black bezel on its generous 11.6-inch screen, and latest-generation Intel® Core™ processor and the aforementioned comfy keyboard, it is a sturdy Ultrabook. These specs allow you to watch full HD films with backgrounds tasks going on. Connectivity options include a Bluetooth® Smart Ready, USB 3.0, and even a dedicated USB Sleep Charge for USB charging devices (even when the PC power is off), HDMI, Ethernet and VGA video ports. You don’t need extra dongles or adapters to hook up a projector or secondary screen: everything’s on board.

VAIO Duo 11 also touches upon typical PC issues, featuring Quick Boot that gets your PC live in seconds, and a built-in energy-saving Sleep mode, keeping your documents safe. RapidWake + Eco will let you instantly open your system and resume work, just as you left off. Be sure to check it at a Sony retail store. 

One of the most interesting features in VAIO Duo 11 however is the all new Windows 8, which lets a user customise the gadget to a large extent. With Windows 8, you can personalise your experience with the people, apps, and sites you care about most. VAIO Duo certainly takes your computing experience beyond imagination.

Conclusion: – With VAIO Duo 11, Sony has acknowledged that the traditional-form computing experience is still a necessity, and given us the best of both worlds – a powerful laptop, and a fully loaded tablet. 

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