Sony VAIO duo 11 Slider powered by windows 8, specs, features and price Philippines

The new Sony VAIO duo 11 is a hybrid device like a PC and tablet in one. It is running a Windows 8 OS that is designed to work on both tablets, laptop and desktop computer. It has an easy to open Surf-Slider design that provides smooth and seamless transition between the slate and keyboard modes, which together with touch operation makes it comfortable and more productive for the application. The Intel Core-i5 processor makes the VAIO duo 11 more than a tablet and has a big difference from other tablets. Processor has a low-power variety found in ultrabooks clocked at 1.7GHz but it can Turbo Boost itself to 2.7GHz. Aside from its great style, under its thin body is packed with 11.6-inches OptiContras Panel with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution and full range of features, front and rear HD cameras, backlit keyboard, NFC, GPS and Gorilla Glass screen protection.

There is a 128GB SSD (Solid-state Drive) internal storage as well as an SD card slot which can expand your storage up to 64GB more and makes way for plenty of storage space while a tablet like iPad comes with 16GB to 64GB space with no slot for storage expansion, VAIO duo 11 is a completely different device. The new version of VAIO duo 11 with Intel Core-i7 processor, 256GB SSD and Windows 8 Pro was already announced and become available very soon.

Other feature is the S-Master headphones, a technology that uses a fully digital amplifier to faithfully reproduce the sound with minimum degradation. The headphones also feature Digital Noise Canceling, which removes noise in noisy locations because it is optimized for filtering out the noise of various environments.

Another thing that makes this tablet more cool is it Digitizer Stylus. Two types of styluses, hard tip and soft tip, are provided for different effects. The system differentiates the stylus from the hand when stylus hover is enabled to prevent errors caused by knuckle or palm touches. It will soon be your choice of tool over old-fashioned pen and notepaper for many applications. Original applications facilitate brainstorming, note taking, and image manipulation to allow you to easily input, organise, and share your ideas.

Sony VAIO duo 11 was first introduced globally in the end of August and became available in the Philippine market in the end of October with Php69,999.00 SRP.

Sony VAIO duo 11 technical specs:

  • Dimension: 320 x 17.85 x 199 mm
  • Weight: 1.3kg (with standard battery)
  • 11.6-inch OptiContrast Panel, Full HD (1920 x 1080)
  • Intel Core-i5 processor 1.7GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz
  • Windows 8 OS
  • HD front and rear cameras
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB SSD internal storage
  • SD card slot up to 64GB
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • WLAN 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
  • USB v3.0
  • Ethernet
  • VGA out and HDMI out
  • xLOUD stereo speakers
  • Rapid Wake + Eco quick booting
  • Accelerometer, Gyroscpe and Digital compass
  • NFC, GPS
  • VGP-BPS31 Lithium-ion battery: up to 4.5 hours of use
  • Price: Php69,999




New Sony VAIO series E (SVE14113EGW) Design, Features and Price Philippines

I visit occasionally to check for new cameras, TV and laptops, I saw that their VAIO series E has a new version. Sony have produced another desirable device because of its amazing style, new features and high-end hardware.  The company also addresses some complaints by improving the audio and extending the battery life. Another cool improvement is the “wrap design” on series E, the front and back edges are rounded, making the laptop comfortable and easy to carry.

VAIO E Series features a 14-inches wide display. Even when the screen is viewed from an angle,
the picture retains its sharpness and clarity, letting you enjoy watching videos and viewing  images. To address the previous issue from its predecessor, Sony added xLOUD, Clear Phase and Rapid Wake + Eco to the new VAIO E. Sony’s xLOUD technology boosts the volume on the notebook’s built-in speakers, while Sony’s Clear Phasetechnology modifies sound waves to produce a clearer, more natural sound. The Rapid Wake + Eco feature allows you to wake up your notebook from Sleep mode and resume use in two seconds or less. It also saves your data automatically when the PC is put to sleep, so there is no need to worry about data loss. Rapid Wake + Eco is also energy efficient and allows VAIO E Series to retain battery power for up to 10 days.

All Sony VAIO E series has a large touchpad with multi-gesture is one of the cool features of the laptop. It allows you to take full advantage of the versatile gesture control function. The touchpad also allows scrolling and right clicking, enabling you to make use of more advanced PC functionality without having to use a mouse.

Sony VAIO series E (SVE14113EGW) model has a standard retail price of Php42,999.

Sony VAIO series E Tech Specs:

  • Dimension: 344 x 25.4-33.5 x 243.6 mm
  • Weight: 2.4 kg (including the supplied battery)
  • Intel® Core™ i5-2450M Processor 2.50 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz
  • Genuine Windows® 7 Home Basic 64bit
  • 500GB HDD (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
  • 4 GB (upgradeable up to 8 GB)
  • DVD SuperMulti Drive
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 7550M GPU, 1 GB DDR3
  • 14-inch (1366 x 768pixels) TFT colour display (LED backlight)
  • Highspeed USB 2.0, Superspeed USB 3.0
  • HDMI port
  • Memory Stick slot, SD Memory card slot
  • Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth® standard Ver. 4.0 + HS
  • 1.31-megapixel HD web camera powered by “Exmor for PC”
  • Intel® High Definition Audio
  • xLOUD and Clear Phase audio technology
  • Keyboard: 19.05 mm key pitch/2.0 mm keystroke, 82 keys
  • Touchpad (Gesture supported)
  • Sleep Mode Rapid Wake + Eco
  • Lithium-ion battery: up to 3hrs


Other VAIO series E models and prices:

  • VAIO E series SVE11115EGB – Php23,999
  • VAIO E series SVE14111EGB – Php29,999
  • VAIO E series SVE14112EGW – Php34,999
  • VAIO E series SVE14118FGB – Php54,999




Sony entry-level smartphone, Xperia Tipo and Tipo dual Running an Android 4.0, officially announced

Owning an Android phone doesn’t need to be expensive, andif you’re  thinking of buying an affordable Android phone, check the new Sony Xperia Tipo and its dual-SIM version, Tipo Dual. Both phones has a 3.2-inch touchscreen with 180 pixel density, it also has a 800MHz Snapdragon processor and running the latest Android 4.0.3 Ice cream Sandwich. Compare to other entry-level smartphones, Xperia Tipo has a 3.2 megapixel camera, 512 RAM and 2.5GB of user-accessible memory, expandable by microSD. Sony is planning to release both phones in Q3 of 2012.


Sony Xperia Tipo specifications:

  • Sony ST21i, also known as Sony Tapioca
  • Dimensions: 103 x 57 x 13 mm
  • Weight: 99.4g
  • 3.2-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colours (180 ppi)
  • Scratch-resistant glass
  • 800MHz Snapdragon processor
  • Android OS v4.0.3 Ice cream Sandwich
  • 3.2-megapixel camera
  • 2.9 GB storage (2.5 GB user available), 512 MB RAM
  • Speed: HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP
  • microUSB v2.0
  • Sensor: accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Available colors: Classic Black, Classic White, Deep Red, Navy Blue
  • Standard Battery Li-Ion 1500mAh
  • Standby time: Up to 470hrs (2G) / Up to 545hrs (3G)
  • Talk time: Up to 5hrs (2G) / Up to 4hrs 30min (3G)
  • Music play up to 30hrs

Sony Xperia acro S and Xperia Go with a Market name of “Xperia Advanced”, Dust and Water Resistant smartphone

Sony Mobile has introduced their new two handset, the Xperia Acro S and Xperia Go added to the the Xperia line of smartphone. It was introduced as durable and waterproof handsets that feature extra protection like scratch resistant display and wet finger tracking. The two tough smartphones are not lacking in features, Xperia Go has a 3.5-inch Reality Display, 5megapixel camera and 1GHz dual-core processor. Xperia acro S has a 4.3-inch HD Reality Display, 12 megapixel camera and 1.5GHz dual-core processor. It comes with Android 4.0 ICS and a PlayStation Certified smartphone.

Sony Xperia acro S specification:

  • Dimension: 126 x 66 x 11.9 mm
  • Weight: 147 g
  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor
  • 4.3-inch HD Reality Display, 342ppi
  • LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • Scratch-resistant shatter proof glass
  • IP67 certified – dust and water proof (up to 1m for 30 mins)
  • 16GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB, 1GB RAM
  • 12-megapixel camera with Autofocus and LED Flash
  • Touch focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama
  • 1080p video recording @30fps, continuous autofocus, video light
  • 1.3 megapixel Front facing [email protected]
  • HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.8 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
  • microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
  • Android OS v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity and compass
  • Browser: HTML5, Adobe Flash
  • 3.5mm jack, HDMI port
  • Near Field Communication
  • Standard battery Li-Ion 1910 mAh
  • Standby Time: Up to 290hrs (2G) / Up to 310hrs (3G)
  • Talk Time: Up to 6rsh 40mins (2G) / Up to 7hrs 10mins (3G)
  • Music play: Up to 23hrs

Sony Xperia Go specification:

  • Dimension: 111 x 60.3 x 9.8 mm
  • Weight: 110 g
  • 1.0GHz Cortex-A9 dual-core NovaThor U8500 processor
  • 3.5-inch Reality Display, 165ppi
  • LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Scratch resistant Glass
  • Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • IP67 certified – dust and water proof (up to 1m for 30 mins)
  • 8GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB, 512MB RAM
  • 5-megapixel camera with Autofocus and LED Flash
  •  Touch focus, face and smile detection, 3D sweep panorama
  • 720p video recording @30fps, continuous autofocus, video light
  • HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR
  • microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go support
  • Android OS v2.3 Gingerbread, planned to upgrade to v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Sensor: accelerometer, proximity, compass
  • Browser: HTML5, Adobe Flash
  • Standard battery Li-Ion 1305 mAh
  • Standby Time: Up to 520hrs (2G) / Up to 460hrs (3G)
  • Talk Time: Up to 6hrs 30mins (2G) / Up to 5hrs 30mins (3G)
  • Music Play: up to 45hrs

Sony Xperia acro S and Xperia Go is planning to release globally in third quarter of 2012.

Xperia GX and Xperia SX, Sony’s first LTE smartphone officially announced

Have you heard of the rumor about Sony Lt26i “Hayabusa“? Another Xperia smartphone running an Android OS that was spreading online lately. To put and end to all rumors and speculation, Sony officially announced their two new smartphone, Xperia GX and Xperia SX. This is the company’s first LTE capable smartphones designed for Japanese Market only. Xperia GX has a curve back design like my favorite Xperia Arc is also looking great.

Both smartphone has a 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor. Quad core processor will make the phone more expensive while 1.5GHz dual-core  is more than enough to run different apps, do multi-tasking and fast internet browsing experience. Featuring 4.6-inch Reality Display with HD resolution of  1280 x 720 (319 ppi)along with 13-megapixel Exmor R camera with “stacked” technology for low-light performance. Android 4.0 ICS is already installed to this phone, internal memory is 16GB and 1,700mAh battery.

Xperia SX, is the world’s lightest LTE capable handset, weighing in 100g. It has a smaller screen of 3.7-inch Reality Display with a resolution of 960 x 540 (298 ppi), 8-megapixel Exmor R camera, 8GB internal memory and also has a pre-installed Android 4.0 ICS. Both phone also has a built-in infrared, mobile wallet and mobile TV.

Xperia GX and SX will be release in Japan this summer, probably end of May or beginning of June but it will be rolling out in international market in July.