Sony Announces Its First Ultrabook (Kinda)By: Richard Stalker - May 2, 2012
Sony has had it’s Vaio line of computer out for years, and now they are finally getting into the Ultra Book game, kinda. Today Sony finally announced the Vaio VAIO T13 and T11, for the European market. The ultrabook will come in 2 sizes 11.6″ or 13.3″ and due to it being so small it is ultra portable. The new Vaio will feature a 1.4GHz Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3-2367M chip and 4GB of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM. Buyers will have a choice of a SSD drive or a 320GB 7200RPM hard disk drive with a 32GB SSD cache.
One of the new features are the “Rapid Wake + Eco” system features the ability for the ultraboook to be put into a deep sleep when you shut it, and stay that way for up to 90 days with out the battery running out. Then when you are ready to start typing again, just open it up and it instantly fires back up. It is able to do this thanks to it’s use of the latest-generation Ultra Low Voltage Intel Core processors.
One of the coolest things included is a 90 day trial of 90-day trial of Intel Anti-Theft Service3. This service will basically deactivate your ultrabook incase of theft or loss.
At this time there is no price available, or a release date for when it will come out in the United States.
Here are the specs for the ultrabook form Sony:
Model: VAIO SVT1311M1E
Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2367M Processor
OS: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit with Service Pack 1
Memory: 4GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM
Drive: 320GB HDD 5400rpm
Screen: 33.7cm (13.3″) VAIO Display (1366×768) with wide (16:9) aspect ratio
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 3000