Sony introduced its two Windows 8 tablets, the VAIO Flip and the VAIO Tap 11, at IFA back in September. Now the company has confirmed pricing and availability of both devices in the US. The Sony VAIO Flip hybrid notebook will be available in three sizes: 13.3-inch, 14-inch and 15.5-inch costing from $1,099, $749, and $799, respectively. The Sony VAIO Tap 11 will be priced at $799 and the package will include also a magnetically-attached QWERTY keyboard / clip-on protective cover. Both devices will hit the stores later this month.
Sony VAIO Flip vs. VAIO Tap 11 Tablet
The Sony VAIO Flip will come in several configurations of specs. The tablet packs a folding-rotating touch screen offering 1920 x 1080 resolution, with the 15.5-inch model also available with a 2880 x 1620 display.
The tablet is powered by the Core i3-4005U, Core i5-4200U, or Core i7-4500U processor. Select models of the 14-inch tablet also include a Pentium 3556U. In addition to the front-facing webcams, HDMI output, an SD card slot, and at least two USB 3.0 ports, the 13-inch version features an 8-megapixel rear camera. Memory options vary from 128 GB of SSD storage to a TB HDD or 512 GB SSD.
The Sony VAIO Tap 11 is the thinnest Windows 8 tablet available on the market. The device is a 11.6-inch offering coming with a Full HD 10-point multitouch screen and a selection of processors including Pentium 3560Y, Core i3-4020Y, Core i5-4120Y, or Core i7-4610Y. The VAIO Tap 11 offers 4 GB of RAM and either 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB of SSD storage. The tablet also features an 8-megapixel rear camera and a front webcam.
Both, the VAIO Flip and the VAIO Tap 11 come with a stylus.
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