The idea of attaching a tablet to a notebook is repeated since the launch of the first touchscreen device, the iPad.
At the head of the manufacturers these hybrids will serve a portion of more conservative consumers, who want a tablet that also have the functions of a notebook.
The result of this merger, to date, has resulted only in tablets with a physical keyboard.
Asus was the first
The company that invested the most in this concept was Asus, with its Eee Pad Transformer, with relative success of sales and that inspired the competitors to think more seriously in the subject.
The last company to venture into this terrain was Microsoft, with Surface , a tablet with a “cover/keyboard”.
Now it’s Sony’s turn.
After virtually abandoning the digital TV market, Sony is desperately seeking a niche in the technology market where it can be recognized as it has always been: an innovative company.
The result is strange
Only Vaio Duo 11 did not give me a revolutionary product feel.On the contrary, it seemed to me a rather ungainly device.
Stranger still is the way Sony makes its presentation: on the official site of the brand in Portuguese it is a tablet that turns into an ultrabook;On the official website of the brand in English it is an ultrabook that can be used as a tablet via Etaizhou.info .
What many users do not realize is that this concept of hybrid device contains a serious problem of ergonomics.
If the Vaio Duo 11 is used as an ultrabook, or notebook, however you like, you are required to keep it in an uncomfortable position, practically vertically, to access the touchscreen.
The heart of this hybrid Vaio is a notebook (an Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7), as well as RAM (6GB and 8GB) and storage capacity (128GB or 256GB).
Of tablet he has the screen, by the way, with a very modest resolution (1920 × 1080).
For me, this idea of Sony (and other companies) does not go very far.