Since the launch of first hybrid laptop, we knew that hybrids are here to stay. Almost every company opted for hybrid design. Sony is no different. Sony launched their hybrid – Sony VAIO® Flip – in India. Sony VAIO Flip is available in 3 variants considering the screen size – 13-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch. What makes it different than other hybrids is the unique design of the product. Have a look.
Unlike any other Laptop/hybrid, VAIO Flip has 2-hinge mechanism which enables the user to flip the display. Sony VAIO Flip’s display can be flipped to convert it from a laptop to a tablet. Sony has introduced a new type of mode, they call it as “Viewer mode”. One can just flip the display over the hinge to show it to the person sitting opposite to him. Even though most of the hybrids fail to give comfort of a full laptop, VAIO Flip fulfills the need of a perfect laptop. Tablet mode is easy to handle, though while holding it in hands, you may feel that the weight of the laptop is concentrated on the top side while holding it in your hands, making it a bit uncomfortable. But that’s just one small compromise you have to make to enjoy the rest of the Flip.
Sony VAIO Flip’s display uses Triluminos display technology which is used in Sony Bravia to give user a magical experience with rich colors. The full HD display doubles the fun.
Variants and pricing
13-inch variant is an ultrabook which weights just 1.3 Kg which is lighter than almost all of the available competitors. It comes with 128GB SSD to keep it light and slim. Other variants come with 1TB hard-disk. All the three Vaio Flip models come with Intel i5 4th Generation processor except the F15N17 model which has i7 processor. The 14 and 15-inch models weigh around 1.96 and 2.29 Kg respectively. All the model supports USB 3.0 and a HDMI port along with bluetooth, Wi-Fi and NFC support.
Camera and Audio
Sony VAIO Flip comes with a 8MP camera unlike any other competitor in the market. Sony’s unique sound technologies such as Clear Audio+TM, xLoud, Clear phase, VPT, Voice Zoom and S-FORCE front surround 3D to offer soul-shaking clarity are used to result in an rich audio experience.
For limited time, Sony is offering their customers some freebies such as premium Headphone MDR-XB910A worth Rs. 12,990/- and 2 Years Extended Warranty at a price of Rs. 999/- only.
VAIO flip’s charging adapter has been provided with an extra USB port to help you charge your other devices while charging the Flip. VAIO Flip also has a USB port which can charge your device even if it is completely turned off or in sleep mode. Few more features such as unlimited songs downloads for 3 months, accidental damage warranty are included as well.
You might feel that the Sony VAIO Flip is bit overpriced, but once you get hands on it, your opinion is definitely going to change. Let me know your opinions in comments below.
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Sony Introduces ‘VAIO® Flip- The New Standard’
Offering an uncompromising notebook experience for productive work and play
VAIO® Flip F13N/F14N/F15N
Mumbai, 23rd January, 2014 – Bringing a new form factor to the design of VAIO® notebooks, Sony today introduced the new VAIO® Flip F13N/F14N/F15N, increasing its touch portfolio, featuring a unique hinge that provides users with a variety of new ways to use their mobile PCs while still enjoying the full functionality of a traditional clamshell laptop. The new VAIO® Flip aims to suit the computing needs of everyone and is available in 13-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch sizes.
VAIO’s original- Unique Design
VAIO® Flip’s revolutionary design concept is based on essence of ‘sharing with others’. Its unique line design makes it capable of flipping and converting between laptop, tablet and viewer modes by flipping the display over the hinge. The laptop mode comfortably accommodates highly productive work, the same way as conventional notebook PCs. In tablet mode, it is best utilised for touch, browsing the web, taking pictures etc. Lastly, with the viewer mode, the display can be flipped over so that you can share the experience of watching a video or movie with another person or give instant presentation anytime, without worrying for connecting a projector. This makes the VAIO® Flip adaptable for any use, be it for businessmen, professionals, students or the everyday PC user.
It’s is a masterpiece to hold in hands. Structured in a stylish, functional design; its thin chassis is constructed with brushed aluminium hairline finish. It’s innovative 2nd hinge mechanism, smooth & curved edges and diamond cut logo adds to your personality. The touchscreen notebook comes with Opti-contrast panel, large touch pad and bigger palm rest to give users a comfortable typing experience, as well as a backlit keyboard which allows for work in low-light conditions.
The Most Magical Colour Experience
TRILUMINOSTM Display for mobile allows for a more vivid reproduction of colours on screen and ensures the sharpest picture quality. It also provides access to a wide palette of rich natural colours thanks to Sony’s BRAVIA expertise. Combine this with a full HD display and Sony’s super resolution technology, X-Reality for mobile; and users are in for a treat to experience life like details. X-Reality for mobile analyses each image and reproduces lacking pixels to optimise quality for the sharpest videos. VAIO® Flip has Opti-contrast panel to add to its beauty element as monolithic design.
Amazing Audio Experience
VAIO® Flip is engineered to provide great sound experience through Sony’s unique sound technologies such as Clear Audio+TM, xLoud, Clear phase, VPT, Voice Zoom and S-FORCE front surround 3D to offer soul-shaking clarity, resulting in an unmistakeably rich audio experience.
The Clear Audio+TM mode incorporates a variety of Sony’s own signal processing technologies to deliver dynamic bass and soaring highs without distortion and provide unsurpassable audio quality, with different sound and equaliser settings that can be activated with the touch of a button. VAIO® Flip is also tuned to provide optimized sound experience with Headphone through Sony Walkman’s technology.
Made for high performance
VAIO® Flip is designed to deliver high performance as it is powered by 4th Generation Intel Core i5 & i7 processors. SSD (F13N) and hybrid drive (F14N/F15N) gives an added advantage to enhance performance and reliability. VAIO Flip F15N is also powered by NVIDIA auto switchable graphics to delivers amazing computing experience to you.
Made to enhance work on the go, VAIO® Flip F13N weighs just 1.31 Kg making it amongst one the light weight Ultrabook as multi-purpose laptop. VAIO® Flip F13N’s battery is made for your long travelling hours and lasts up to 7.5 Hrs. F14N and F15N battery lasts for 6 Hrs & 5 Hrs respectively.
Additional Unique features
VAIO® Flip has dedicated USB port inside charging adaptor for quick smartphone charging. This provides instant charging without blocking USB ports on laptop. With VAIO’s unique sleep & charge technology, you can charge your smartphone, even when your VAIO® Flip is shutdown.
Capture world around you
Incorporating the best of Sony’s digital imaging expertise, the Exmor™ RS for PC imaging sensor found on the VAIO® Flip makes it possible to take high-resolution images of documents. The back-illuminated CMOS sensor also ensures that there is reduced noise in low-light situations. VAIO® Flip F13N has 8mp rear camera which helps you to capture images instantly.
VAIO Headphone bundle offer
With VAIO® Flip, customer will get a complementary premium Headphone MDR-XB910A worth Rs. 12,990/-(Limited period offer till stock last). Tying Note with MDR, VAIO® Flip will deliver incomparable sound experience, Sony is known for.
Unlimited songs download
With VAIO® Flip, you can download unlimited* songs for 3 months from Sony Music- ‘Jive’ directly on your VAIO® Flip from a huge collection of more than 1.5 million songs.
With VAIO® Flip you don’t have to worry for uncertain damages as it comes with one year Accidental Damage Protection to keep your VAIO® safe.
+2 year Extended Warranty
Buy VAIO® Flip and buy +2 Years Extended Warranty at a sensational price of Rs. 999/- only (Offer applicable from 15th Jan’14 to 31st March’14).
6 month EMI Offer
VAIO® Flip has an attractive finance plan, 6 months EMI on select credit cards with zero processing fee.
The new VAIO® Flip F13N/F14N/F15N will be available starting 29th January, 2014 across select Sony Center, VAIO® flagship stores and major electronic stores across India.
|VAIO® Flip F15N17||Rs.1,19,990.00||Silver|
|VAIO® Flip F15N12||Rs.1,04,990.00||Silver|
|VAIO® Flip F14N16||Rs.94,990.00||Silver|
|VAIO® Flip F13N1A||Rs.99,990.00||Silver, Black|
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