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Press release   •   Aug 29, 2012 16:45 CEST

The new VAIO line-up from Sony puts touch right at the heart of your personal computing experience.

Bright, responsive 10-point multi-touch screens dominate the latest VAIO collection. Alongside stylish notebooks, there’s an innovative slider hybrid, a family-friendly PC and an elegant Ultrabook. Showcasing the power of Windows 8, brand new VAIO models for autumn make work and play beautifully intuitive – whether you’re relaxing at home or on the move.

“Sony has strengthened and evolved its new VAIO line-up by adding an intuitive touch solution.” said Ryosuke Akahane, SVP and President of VAIO & Mobile Business Group, Sony Corporation. ”We will deliver a unique user experience on VAIO through this, in combination with compelling applications, Sony’s network services, and cross device connectivity features.”

“It’s great to see Sony embracing touch on their upcoming Windows 8 PCs,” said Nick Parker, Corporate Vice President, OEM Division, Microsoft. “The engineering partnership between Microsoft and Sony combined with their innovative new hardware designs will bring rich new touch experiences to customers including interactive applications, family computing and mobile productivity.”

VAIO™ Duo 11

Approximately 1.3kg and 17.85mm thin, VAIO™ Duo 11 transforms instantly between a power-packed Ultrabook PC and a handy tablet. Write, sketch and interact with media and applications on the bright, detail-packed 29.4cm (11.6”) Full HD touchscreen. A unique pressure-sensitive digitizer stylus gives the satisfyingly expressive feel of natural handwriting. In the office, slide up the LCD display revealing the backlit keyboard and maximise your productivity with a fully-featured PC powered by latest-generation Intel® Core™ processors.

Read VAIO™ Duo 11 press release

VAIO™ Tap 20

Portable, battery powered VAIO™ Tap 20 is the fresh concept in home computing that’s a family tabletop PC and more besides. Lay it on a coffee table and let everyone join in games on the large multi-touch screen. Flip out the in-built stand and tilt VAIO™ Tap 20 at a comfortable angle for ‘lean back’ movie viewing, browsing and entertainment. Or stand VAIO upright and use as a fully-functioning desktop PC. The 50.8 cm (20”) panel offers crisp, clear images with a wide angle of view. Responsive 10-point multi-touch operation lets everyone share games and fun, friendly apps including Family Paint. A built-in battery gives mobility around the home.

Read VAIO™ Tap 20 press release

VAIO T Series 13

Touch and elegance meet beautifully in VAIO T Series 13 that features premium material like magnesium and aluminium. Now touch-enabled, this stylish Ultrabook teams a responsive 33.7cm (13.3") touchscreen with latest-generation Intel® Core™ processors and speedy SSD or hybrid HDD/SSD storage. Work and entertain easily and intuitively: scroll effortlessly through web pages, navigate documents and explore your media collection – all enhanced by the supple touch experience of Windows 8. Be even more efficient with Rapid Wake + Eco: simply open the notebook lid and you’re up and running in seconds.

VAIO E Series 14P

Touch comes to the smart, easy-to-use VAIO E Series. Enjoy games, applications and your media collection on the 35.5cm (14”) touchscreen: there’s no bezel around the full flush screen, enhancing its premium looks. With latest Intel processors, generous storage and smooth graphics, there’s all the power you need to breeze through the day. Signature styling features a soft-edged ‘wraparound’ design in silver, with distinctive purple accents and a diamond-cut VAIO logo on the aluminium display lid.

VAIO L Series

Touch enhances your ultimate all-in-one computing experience with new VAIO L Series. Thanks to the X-Reality processing engine found inside BRAVIA TVs, you’ll enjoy impressively clear, natural pictures on the beautiful 61 cm (24”) multi-touchscreen. For an even more satisfying entertainment experience, S-Force Front Surround 3D assures room-filling audio from the 2.1 ch speaker system with dedicated subwoofer. Selected models feature latest-generation ‘glasses-free’ 3D technology. You don’t need glasses to enjoy 3D-ready apps like PlayMemories Home and 3D Family Paint, or touch a button to instantly convert Blu-ray Disc™ and other 2D video content to 3D.

The new family of touch-enabled VAIO PCs from Sony is available from the end of October 2012.

* Model/series available in selected countries only.