Sony's Surface Competitor, The Vaio Duo 11, Gets An Australian Price Tag

Sony scored a relative slam dunk at this year’s IFA, releasing some awesome gadget swag. Included in the grab bag of laptops, cameras and tablets is the Sony Vaio Duo 11 — a slide-up convertible tablet running Windows 8. So how much is it for Australia, and what are the final specs?

When we went hands-on with the Vaio Duo 11, we were suitably impressed. It’s a light, easy to use Windows 8 (read: not RT) tablet that’s good enough for work and play. It’s got a great viewing angle and the handwriting and pen integration rivals that of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.

It sports an 11.6-inch (1920×1080, 1080p Opticontrast) panel with an Intel Core i5 chip with a clock speed of 1.7GHz (and can be Turbo Boosted to 2.6GHz), 64-bit Windows 8, 128GB of solid state storage, integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000, 2GB of RAM and a writing digitiser. It’s a serious little machine.

So how much are you paying for all this? Sony’s website has it listed at $1499 — a curious price considering that it still has the form factor of a tablet. What you’re likely paying for is the specs under the hood.

It’s available from Sony’s website for pre-order right now.

Is the Vaio Duo 11 your type of convertable?

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