Sony goes slim with new VAIO Fit and Tap hybrids

Thin is in with Sony's new hybrids hitting the Malaysian market

Introducing a pair of hybrid form factor VAIO notebook and tablet, Sony has brought the VAIO Tap 11 Win 8 Tablet PC and the VAIO Fit range that features multi-flip capabilities.

Flip

Coming in 15-inch, 14-inch and 13-inch sizes, the VAIO Fit is quite the novelty; hewn from a hairthin Aluminium chassis it’s able to ‘flip’ using Sony’s multi-flip hinge to swap between Notebook, Tablet and Viewer mode to the user’s discretion. The whole ensemble appears impossibly thin and light, and has a full pitch keyboard, much to our delight.

 Aimed at being a multi-purpose productivity machine the VAIO fit also comes with a digitizer stylus and the CamScanner, VAIO Paper and VAIO Clip productivity apps.

All units have Sony’s Triluminos display tech and X-Reality Engine as well as 4th gen Intel processors and up to 8GB RAM.

The Sony VAIO Fit 15A/14A/13A will be available December onwards starting from RM3,699.

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Skinny tab

Holding a record for the world’s thinnest Win 8 Tablet PC is Sony’s VAIO Tap 11. Also just as thin, it measures in at 9.9mm thick without the keyboard; the tablet looks like a massive version of the Xperia Z since Sony used the same design concept. They've thoughtfully included a stand at the back too so you don't have to rely on third party stands or accessories but we can be sure they'll have some official accessories available down the road.

It’s also got the same keyboard design as the VAIO Fit, with the exception that it connects to the Tap 11 via strategically placed magnets, operates via Bluetooth and doubles as an extra battery. It’s got the very same display as the VAIO Fit and productivity apps plus digitizer pen as well so it already appears pretty versatile.

The VAIO Tap 11 comes in 11.6 and 13.3 inch sizes, and pricing starts at RM 2999.