Sony Announces Three New Windows 8 Devices


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The big news out of IFA may be the new smart watches, but the traditional PC is still getting some love from the major players. In fact, Sony has announced three new Windows 8 devices to launch around the time that Windows 8.1 hits.

The first announcement out of Sony is the new Vaio Fit that combines the functionality of a laptop with the convenience and portability of a tablet. As the name suggests, you'll be able to flip the keyboard behind the display to convert the laptop into a tablet. Simply flip the keyboard to the front of the device to turn it into a laptop again.

As for specs, the Vaio Fit comes equipped with an Intel Haswell CPU, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB SSD and can be outfitted with an Nvidia GeForce 735M on the 15-inch model. The laptop will also come in 13 and 14-inch models.

Alongside the Vaio Fit, Sony also announced the Vaio Tap 11 and the Vaio Tap 22. The Tap 11 is a Windows 8 tablet equipped with an Intel CPU. It comes with a wireless magnetic keyboard that doubles as a cover. As for the Tap 21, it's a desktop all-in-one PC with a 21.5-inch 1080p display powered by an Intel i5 or i7 Haswell CPU.

In other Sony news, the company announced its new flagship Android device - the Xperia Z1 - today. There's still no Windows Phone device from Sony, and there might never be one.

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