Sony VAIO Duo 11

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  1. excalibur1814

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    If it's not an active digitizer, its a non-starter. Is that a backlit keyboard I see?
     
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    Looks good to me. Less than 60 days to go until these things are released. I'm like kid waiting for Christmas.
     
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    I'm chomping on anything plastic just waiting for these things to appear! AggHhhHhhhh. Most of all I just want to actually 'see' the MS Surface device before selling next doors dog to buy one
     
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    How is 2.9lbs too heavy? My Vaio TT notebook is around 2.7 lbs, and my Thinkpad Tablet is I think 2lbs. I would say Vaio is just as transportable as the Thinkpad.

    What I really want to know is what digitizer it uses, and what price this will start at since it's using ulv cpu, like the other ultrabooks.
     
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    With 1080p and Ivy Bridge, I'm assuming price would be $1000-$1100 or so for the i3 and other base specs. I have mixed feelings about Sony after the Vaio F (good screen and keyboard, hit-and-miss bundled software, awful onboard camera and unremarkable sound for a "multimedia" machine), but I have to admit, this is a stylish and sensible package, and Apple simply has nothing comparable (in my experience, a lot of people cross-shop Sony and Apple).
     
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    My Acer is 2.1lbs and its tiresome to cart that around so the Sony being heavier will be worse. Too heavy for me, may be OK for others, as you point out.

    Video: Sony Vaio Duo 11 gets hands-on at IFA « Ultrabook News and the Ultrabook Database
     
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    For comparison, the MacBook Air 13 also weighs 2.9 lbs and is less impressive and versatile. I think it's just a matter of perspective as to how much you want stuff to weigh.
     
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    Well Sony's last pen enabled device was wacom based too, so it's a good possibility.
     
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    Nope. I just saw the portion of the video where the lady says there is a battery inside. It looked a little big...

    My first Pen Display was a Sony: LX900 Slimtop with Wacom UD digitizer @ 256 levels of pressure, circa 2001. Even with it's turdtastic Pentium 3 innards, I loved it while it worked...
     
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    Looks like it's actually a Waltop pen after doing some research.

    It's either UC Logic or Waltop, but not Hanvon, N-Trig or Wacom.
     
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    Only really familiar with N-Trig and to a less extent Wacom, so not sure if Waltop or UC Logic are any good. What makes you say it's not N-Trig?
     
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    The tip shape is not Ntrig.
     
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    That is a pretty good eye. Just got my Thinkpad Tablet back today and looked at it's pen and the Sony tip looks a bit thinner. Also, not sure if this unified among N-Trig enabled devices, but my Thinkpad only has one button, while this has two. Maybe it's using a next gen N-Trig digitizer?
     
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    I don't think so. It's a dead on copy of Waltop tip. And it also has the same button locations on the side as a Waltop pen.
     
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    How do their digitizer compare to n-trig and wacom?
     
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    I read they are as good as Wacom in feel. It's just that their pen need battery inside.

    Never used one, but I think those Monoprice tablets are Waltops.
     

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