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

FEATURED VIDEO

26 Comments

1. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Nice :)

2. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

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

3. mydi.maus unregistered

i can say vaio nice.

4. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

I love everything about this.

5. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

10 hours battery life. WOW

17. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

19. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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.

20. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 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.

6. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

7. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

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

23. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 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

8. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

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

9. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

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

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Gorgeous!

11. Atlas

Posts: 158; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

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

12. pitak

Posts: 23; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

wow very nice

13. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

Awesome.. Can we say mine lol!

14. CaptainXperia

Posts: 15; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

22. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

its a sliding tablet not laptop

15. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 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...

16. cdgoin

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 28, 2010

Damn thats sexy..

18. cyko969

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

I want!

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

To big bezel. It should'ev been 1/4 inch. But solid design™

24. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

nice but super duper expensive!

25. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 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....

26. bipinm

Posts: 124; Member since: Oct 07, 2012

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

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.