Sony touts new T-Series Ultrabooks

Sony has rolled out its new Vaio T11 (11.6-inch screen) and T13 (13.3-inch display) Ultrabooks.

Both machines boast a magnesium and aluminum frame, along with many of the same features, aside from screen size, of course.

For example, Rapid Wake + Eco technology allows both Ultrabooks to start within seconds by simply opening the lid after the device has been put into sleep mode.

The battery promises nine hours of use on SSD-equipped models between charges.

The processor powering the ultrabooks is an Intel Ultra Low Voltage Core i3-2367M (other chip options may be available after launch).

Sony is also offering hybrid models of the Ultrabook equipped with Intel Smart Response Technology, that pairs SSD cache memory with a high-capacity hard drive for fast boot times and greater storage space. The button-free touchpad supports gestures for scrolling, zooming, and pivoting.

Connectivity options include HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, and the machines have an SD memory card slot, along with a 1.3 megapixel webcam. One configuration for the 13-inch machine features 4 GB of RAM, 320 GB of storage, and Intel HD Graphics 3000. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are also included. Unfortunately, Sony as yet to offer pricing details at this point.

As TG Daily previously reported, Intel has been promising new ultrabook models under $699; yet most have been selling for slightly under $1,000 and up. Considering that Sony often believes its products are worth a premium, I would expect these machines to come in at well above the $1,000 mark when they are officially launched later this month.