Sony prepping Windows 8 tablet slider?
posted by Scott H. / Mar 07, 2012, 3:49 PM
The Vaio U is a tablet/notebook hybrid device with a keyboard that slides out. Concept hardware was shown at CES in January, but a lot of concept hardware never gets shipped as a real product. With the marketing material revealed, it would appear that Sony is a bit more serious about this particular tablet concept.
Depending on when the device comes to market it’s possible it could ship with Windows 7, but there’s almost no demand for Windows 7 tablets, so we expect the launch to be delayed until Windows 8 is available. The new Metro UI in Windows 8 lends itself to these sorts of dual-purpose touchscreen devices. It will work as a slightly chunky slate when closed, running the same apps you can use on your Windows Phone 8 handset, and then slide it open when you need to do some serious spreadsheets, or finish out that thesis you’ve been procrastinating on.
Does Sony’s tablet hybrid appeal to any of you?
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I would definitely look into this because this makes more sense to me as a tablet. Then again, I'll always prefer a physical QWERTY keyboard to a virtual one. Hope this actually makes it to market.
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 4:23 PM 3
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like I said before a Sony windows 8 Tablet with Sony Music and Movies plus Microsft Xbox games and the ability to play Sony play station games sold with a blue tooth game controller would be a dream Tablet for adult gamers and KIds to have. Wow what a very Powerful product for Sony to have. Go Sony GO.. Make some money baby
posted on Mar 07, 2012, 4:30 PM 1
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