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A 13" Sony slider with Triluminous display leaks in blurry footage, can we say Vaio Duo 13?

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A 13" Sony slider with Triluminous display leaks in blurry footage, can we say Vaio Duo 13?

Windows 8 and its minions sprawled an abundance of unorthodox form factors, culminating with the Acer Aspire R7 here, and its crazy Ezel hinge. Sony is not one to shy away from bold design decisions, either, and it was one of the first to introduce a compact Win 8 slider, the Vaio Duo 11.

Now a training session at UK's electronics retailer Dixon has leaked on video, and, despite the low quality of the footage, we can see that the Japanese are prepping a larger, 13" version of the intriguing form factor, with hinge that actually seems a lot like the Ezel one of Acer, though it's not clear whether the Vaio Duo 13's panel flips as well. 

The slider is allegedly powered by a choice of Intel Core processors, sports a Full HD Triluminous touchscreen panel, and rounds it up with 4/8 GB of RAM, while 128/256/512 GB of SSD are reserved for storage. Sony's ClearAudio+ and an 8MP Exmor RS sensor on the back of the display part take care of the media I/O, and the gear apparently comes with its own stylus.

In any case, the announcement shouldn't be far away, so we are waiting for the price as the last piece of the eventual Vaio Duo 13 puzzle. As for the battery life, it is said to last 10 hours on a charge, which would be pretty darn great if Sony manages to pull it off.

source: CoolHotCold & Esato

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posted on 09 May 2013, 06:30 3

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)


Nice :)

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:31 3

2. smallworld (Posts: 440; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Awesome looking! Plus it has a trackpad, something that was missing on the Duo 11.

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:32 1

3. mydi.maus (unregistered)


i can say vaio nice.

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:45 2

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4112; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I love everything about this.

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:47 3

5. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


10 hours battery life. WOW

posted on 09 May 2013, 10:17 2

17. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I have to call BS on 10 hours of battery life, unless it's coming with a newer more efficient Haswell processor and if QD-LED has some amazing energy efficiency, which it does seem to be, but not any more than OLED and other leading LCD techniques.

Also, I hope the display's angle can be adjusted. Acer's Ezel looks a bit weird but it seems very flexible on how you can place the screen.

posted on 09 May 2013, 12:57 1

19. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


I think QD-LED can be more power efficient than OLEDs

Pure color -- Will deliver 30-40% luminance efficiency advantage over organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) at the same color point.

Low power consumption -- QLEDs have the potential to be more than twice as power efficient as OLEDs at the same color purity.

Low-cost manufacture -- The ability to print large-area QLEDs on ultra-thin flexible substrates will reduce luminaire manufacturing cost.

Ultrathin, transparent, flexible form factors -- QLEDs will enable designers to develop new display and lighting forms not possible with existing technologies.

posted on 09 May 2013, 13:43

20. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


If there is any technology with the possibilities to flatten out OLED before it matures more, it's definitely QD-LED.

Still though, after reading more about them, and Sony's Triluminos tech, it's not full QD... not yet, anyway. Apparently development hit a wall on making displays a certain way (can't recall sorry!) So Sony's upcoming Triluminos TVs are actually hybrids of LCD+QD together.

Once the problems are ironed out, I think it was mentioned that it can compete with OLED because it also has the potential to be super thin and flexible as well as competing energy efficiency. One mentioned disadvantage is that it's viewing angles isn't as good. Much better than TFT though obviously.

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:49 1

6. apple4never (Posts: 976; Member since: 08 May 2013)


might just be me but im not really a fan of the duo line look kinda,....... too different for me

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:51 2

7. pyradark (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


I love it!! Gettin ready my $1200.00 on this

posted on 09 May 2013, 19:22 1

23. apple4never (Posts: 976; Member since: 08 May 2013)


i just cant justify 1200 bucks for this i just dont like the way it looks slid out, as for all other sony products dont get me started, my room is full of em, ps3, phones, tvs, walkmans, lol

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:53 1

8. roscuthiii (Posts: 1873; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Oh my... put that on my "want" list.

posted on 09 May 2013, 06:57

9. aditya.k (Posts: 483; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


Someone gift me this when it'll be launched! Pleeeeaasssseeeeee! :(

posted on 09 May 2013, 07:03 2

10. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Gorgeous!

posted on 09 May 2013, 07:20 2

11. Atlas (Posts: 158; Member since: 15 Apr 2012)


Defiantly looks a lot better than the Duo 11, a lot slimmer. I like it:)

posted on 09 May 2013, 07:27 1

12. pitak (Posts: 23; Member since: 23 Feb 2013)


wow very nice

posted on 09 May 2013, 07:41

13. KParks23 (Posts: 463; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


Awesome.. Can we say mine lol!

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:01

14. CaptainXperia (Posts: 14; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


seeing a laptop on PHONEarena .com .......funny..... but still nice....

posted on 09 May 2013, 19:08 1

22. pyradark (Posts: 784; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


its a sliding tablet not laptop

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:33 1

15. sonisoe (Posts: 337; Member since: 06 May 2009)


what i dont understand, in the world of mobility nowadays, and the way win 8 was designed, these laptops/convertibles dont come with a simcard slot.... i hate usb-modems stcking out, you might break them...

posted on 09 May 2013, 08:40 1

16. cdgoin (Posts: 370; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)


Damn thats sexy..

posted on 09 May 2013, 10:44

18. cyko969 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


I want!

posted on 09 May 2013, 15:51

21. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


To big bezel.

It should'ev been 1/4 inch.

But solid design™

posted on 09 May 2013, 20:59

24. MC1123 (Posts: 1249; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


nice but super duper expensive!

posted on 09 May 2013, 23:56 1

25. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


A 13" Sony slider with Triluminous display leaks in blurry footage, can we say Vaio Duo 13?

I dont know....Visit esato more often and u will know....

posted on 10 May 2013, 00:01 1

26. bipinm (Posts: 122; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


How come every post in PA is a copy from other sites...Dont u have standards????

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