The Sony VAIO Duo 11 convertible tablet offers a 11 inch touchscreen display that responds to both touch and stylus based inputs with a slide-out back-lit keyboard that remains attached to the tablet part at all times, regardless of whether the device is being used purely as a tablet or a convertible laptop. Unfortunately, this is almost everything that we know of the tablet running Windows 8 (courtesy PocketNow) right now. The device does remind us of the Eee Pad Slider from Asus, though it was based on the Android OS.
The Duo in the Sony tablet’s name is probably a reference to the device’s ability to be both a tablet and a netbook at the same time, though we can’t rule out the possibility that it could be a reference to the tablet being able to dual boot another OS such as Android. Also, with a stylus included in the package and an office surrounding depicted in the images, what seems evident is that the Sony Vaio Duo 11 is meant for use by the entrepreneurs than the general public. If that is the case, the full blown Windows 8 Pro version is expected, along with an Intel x86 based chip at the core. If so, the Duo 11 is also expected to cater to the premium financial segment with a price tag that will be higher than the Windows RT enabled devices.
Of course it’s all guess work here, though we hope to get more info on the mysterious device soon as we near the official release of Windows 8 on October 26th. Thankfully, we have an event as big as the IFA just round the corner and Sony might have some insight into its upcoming Windows 8 venture. So stay tuned!
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email