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Sony officially announces VAIO Duo 11 at IFA

Today at IFO 2012, Sony announced a device that was leaked in images earlier this week, called the VAIO Duo 11. This device is powered by Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system! Let’s take a look at the specs, which are user-configurable.

Processor: Intel Core 17, i5, or i3
Operating System: Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro
Memory: 4GB or 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz SDRAM
Screen: 11.6″ “OptiContrast” Panel (with resolution of 1920×1080)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Weight: 1.3kg

So as we can see here, there is no sign of Windows RT; meaning this is a full computing device. Also from the press release, it will include a pressure-sensitive digitizer pen. “VAIO Duo 11 puts touch and handwriting right at the heart of your Windows 8 computing experience. Write, sketch and interact with media and applications on the responsive, touch capable, super-bright Full HD OptiContrast Panel. A unique pressure-sensitive digitizer stylus gives the satisfying, expressive feel of handwriting directly on the touchscreen. Make notes, sketch diagrams or ring key points on your presentation with supple responses and imperceptible latency. Smart text recognition even lets you quickly convert handwritten notes to text for easy archiving and searches,” the press release stated. We’re looking at a late-October launch for the Duo 11. It certainly looks like a contender for Windows 8 tablet victory.

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