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Sony adds an ultraportable to its convertible “Flip PC” VAIO laptop line

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Sony’s hip new VAIO lineup, which can flip between tablet and traditional laptop modes, is finally getting an ultraportable option.

Sony today announced the VAIO Fit 11A, an 11-inch laptop that joins the slow of other convertible VAIOs (a spaghetti soup of product models, which range in size from 13-inches to 15-inches).

The Fit 11A runs Windows 8.1 and is powered by a quad-core Pentium processor (meaning it’s not much of a workhorse). It weighs in at 2.8 pounds, sports a solid-state hard drive, and includes a pressure sensitive stylus. Sony didn’t offer up pricing or availability details, but we’ll likely hear more in the next few months.

Though Sony’s VAIO laptops used to represent a “Cadillac” experience in PCs, the company hasn’t had a huge hit in some time, mostly due to the increased popularity of tablets, not to mention Apple’s Macbooks. All of Sony’s new Flip PCs look nice, but there’s still not much to convince you to choose them over competing machines.


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