Sony Vaio Flip hybrid laptop launched in India [Hands-on]
Hybrid laptops are the new fashion in the world of technology, and Sony has launched its new Vaio Flip models in India. It has 3 variants F13N, F14N, & F15N which differ in screen sizes and specs. The new Sony Vaio Flip can be transformed from laptop to tablet and has different views. All the laptop models have high performance and are made with the idea of sharing. Also the light weight of the Ultrabook makes it highly portable.
The unique design of the Sony Vaio Flip enables us to flip the screen and convert it into tablet. There are three modes viz. Laptop mode, Viewer mode, and the tablet mode. Each time you need to flip the screen to change the modes. While the laptop and tablet mode have now become common, but the viewers mode is quite unique and helpful to all types of users.
Despite of the flipping 2nd hinge mechanism, it is still highly durable. The chassis has a brushed aluminium hair line finish and diamond cut logo. Inside it has backlit keyboard, and large palm rest for comfortable typing experience.
It is powered by a Triluminous Display which reproduces colors on screen to give more sharpen picture quality. The display is full HD along with Sony’s super resolution technology. You can see the display quality in the image above.
All the three Vaio Flip models are powered by 4th Generation Intel i5 processor except the F15N17 model which has i7 processor. Storage consist of SSD for F13N and hybrid drives for F14N and F15N. The F15N has auto-switchable Nvidia graphics while others have Intel HD 4400 for high end gaming experience. The weight of F13N, F14N, and F15N is 1.31, 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.
Sound, Camera and Battery life
Vaio Flip is equipped with Sony’s unique sound technologies like Clear Audio+ TM, xLoud, Clear phase, S-Force front surround 3D. Along with it there is a sub-woofer attached at the bottom to enhance the sound experience. Talking about the camera, it has a Front facing camera, along with a back camera of 8MP for the tablet. Also there is a CMOS sensor on the back to reduce noise in the low light conditions. The battery life is quite good ranging from 5hrs to 7.5hrs depending on the model.
It has dedicated USB port for charging devices even when the laptop is at sleep mode or completely shutdown. The laptop adapter also has a slot for charging other devices which is quite new feature.
The touchpad supports multi-gesture which can perform functions like scrolling, zooming and rotating. It also has a quick boot feature with Rapid wake technology which can be seen in previous Vaio models. It also has accidental damage cover, international warranty and on-site warranty all free for 1 year duration.
Along with all this you get a complementary premium headphones MDR-XB910A worth Rs. 12,990/- (Limited time Offer). The sound experience was nice and specially the headphones were very comfortable.
Sony Vaio Flip models will be available from 29th January 2013 across selected Sony Centers and the pricing is as follows.
If you are looking for a stylish, portable, hybrid (laptop+tablet), high performance laptop, then you should definitely go for it. I liked the new Flip feature which sony has introduced newly in the market. Though the price is little high, but as always Sony has premium products.
What are your views on this new Vaio Flip Models, do share with us in the comment section below.
Sony Introduces ‘VAIO® Flip- The New Standard’
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.