Thursday, August 30, 2012

Vaio unveilings: Sony shows hybrid Duo 11, Tap 20 desktop PC

The Vaio lineup gets two new entries announced by Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai at the IFA event in Berlin. One can play as both laptop and tablet, while the other sits on the desktop.

Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai unveils a new Vaio.
(Credit: Stephen Shankland/CNET)
CNET - Sony bulked up its Vaio lineup with two new entries today: one a large table-top product and the other a convertible device that can toggle between a tablet and a laptop.

The hybrid is the Vaio Duo 11, which has a keyboard, but can slide between a laptop design and a tablet-like slate.

The second is the Vaio Tap 20, a 20-inch table-top PC that can be used by individuals or as a multimedia center for groups.

The devices run Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, as CNET had earlier reported.