Bringing a new form factor to the design of VAIO notebooks, Sony is introducing the new VAIO Fit A, featuring a multi-flip 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 Fit multi-flip PC aims to suit the computing needs of everyone and is available in 15-inch and 13-inch sizes.
The highlight of the VAIO Fit multi-flip PC’s design is its revolutionary new multi-flip hinge, which 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 browsing the web, taking pictures, and writing with the digitizer stylus.
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 viewer. This makes the VAIO Fit multi-flip PC adaptable for any use, be it for professionals, students, designers or the everyday PC user.
Structured in a stylish, functional design; its thin chassis is constructed with an aluminium hairline finish. The notebook comes with a full pitch keyboard, touch pad and palm rest to give users a comfortable typing experience, as well as a backlit keyboard which allows for work in low-light conditions.
The VAIO Inspiration Suite aims to replace the necessity of pen and paper with a collection of core apps that allow users to seamlessly capture, edit and organise content on their VAIO notebooks.
The VAIO Fit multi-flip PC comes pre-loaded with a trio of apps to help users unleash their creativity: after shooting and reorienting images on CamScanner, users can then clip out the subject of the image using VAIO Clip, and write memos on top of the images with their digitizer stylus1 in VAIO Paper. This gives users the same experience as drafting or sketching with pen and paper and much more.
Incorporating the best of Sony’s digital imaging expertise, the Exmor RS for PC imaging sensor found on the VAIO Fit 13A makes it possible to take high-resolution images of documents. Images are clear enough for the computer to recognise and tag texts in the photos, which works harmoniously with the CamScanner app. The back-illuminated CMOS sensor also ensures that there is reduced noise in low-light situations.
Besides the Exmor RS for PC sensor, Sony has incorporated other technologies into the VAIO Fit multi-flip PC such as the TRILUMINOS display for mobile and X-Reality for mobile, adapted from technology used in the Sony BRAVIA 2013 range of TVs.
These allow for a more vivid reproduction of colours on screen and ensure the sharpest picture quality. The VAIO Fit multi-flip PC is also powered to deliver dynamic bass and soaring highs without distortion with the ClearAudio+ mode that uses a variety of sound technologies to deliver a superior audio performance.
With one simple operation, users can enjoy music with the levels of sharpness and depth that the artist intended.
The new, multi-functional VAIO Fit A will be available in Singapore from 23 December 2013 at all Sony Stores, Sony Centres and selected authorised dealers, at the recommended retail prices stated below.
|Model||Recommended Retail Price|
|VAIO Fit 13A||S$2,699 (Intel Core i7-4500U Processor)|
S$2,199 (Intel Core i5-4200U Processor)
|VAIO Fit 15A||S$2,399 (Intel Core i7-4500U Processor)|
As part of the Sony Days 2013 promotion, consumers who purchase the VAIO Fit A before and on 01 January 2014 will receive a VAIO Carrying Case and a Rapoo Bluetooth Mouse.
|Model||VAIO Fit 13A (i7)||VAIO Fit 13A (i5)||VAIO Fit 15A (i7)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-4500U||Intel Core i5-4200U||Intel Core i7-4500U|
|Memory||8 GB (8 GB (On Board)) DDR3L SDRAM|
|Storage||256 GB||128 GB||Hybrid HDD 1 TB|
|Display||13.3 inch wide (Full HD: 1920 x 1080) TFT colour display (TRILUMINOS DISPLAY for mobile, LED backlight, Touch screen (Capacitive), OptiContrast Panel)||15.5 inch wide (Full HD: 1920 x 1080) TFT colour display (TRILUMINOS DISPLAY for mobile, LED backlight, Touch screen (Capacitive), OptiContrast Panel)|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 4400||NVIDIA GeForce GT 735M with NVIDIA Optimus technology / Intel HD Graphics 4400|
|Camera (Front)||HD web camera powered by “Exmor R for PC” (Resolution: 1280 x 720)|
|Camera (Rear)||8M Camera powered by “Exmor RS for PC”||–|
|Audio Technology||S-FORCE Front Surround 3D, “Clear Phase”, “xLOUD”, ClearAudio+mode, “VPT”, “Voice Zoom”, “Sound Optimizer”||S-FORCE Front Surround 3D, “Clear Phase”, “xLOUD”, ClearAudio+mode, “VPT”, “Voice Zoom”|
|Battery Life||VGP-BPS41 Lithium-ion battery: up to 7.0 hours of use||VGP-BPS40 Lithium-ion battery: up to 5.0 hours of use|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||325.4 x 14.3 (maximum 17.9) x 223.4 mm||377.1 x 18.4 (maximum 20) x 253.8 mm|
VAIO Fit 13A comes with a digitizer stylus. The digitizer stylus is an optional purchase for VAIO Fit 15A.
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