Sony Expands VAIO Flip PC Line and Adds Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 to Spring Models
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (CES booth #14200) – Jan. 6, 2014 – Sony today announced a new addition to its VAIO® | Flip PC lineup: the VAIO Fit 11A | Flip PC pre-installed with Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 12.
In addition, the VAIO | Flip PC 13-inch, 14-inch and 15-inch, VAIO
Tap 11, VAIO Tap 21 and VAIO Duo 13 and VAIO Fit 14E and 15E models are
updated with Windows 8.1 and Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for Spring. The
VAIO Pro 11 and 13, VAIO Tap 11 and VAIO Tap 21 models will include
802.11ac next generation wireless connectivity technology for Spring.
“Adobe is thrilled to provide Sony VAIO customers the ability to
easily organize, edit and share their favorite photos,” said Lea
Hickman, vice president, products, Creative Consumer Business, Adobe.
“Photoshop Elements makes editing accessible to consumers with one-click
or the swipe of a brush. With the addition of mobile albums in
Photoshop Elements 12, coupled with the support for the new VAIO Active
Pen, it’s easier than ever to view, edit and share photo memories while
on the go.”
VAIO | Flip PC Line
The unique design of VAIO | Flip PC maintains the full functionality
of a conventional Windows 8.1 notebook PC with the ability to switch
between laptop, tablet and viewer modes. Available now in an 11-inch
compact model for everyday use, the VAIO Fit 11A | Flip PC is a no
compromise laptop/tablet enabled by a unique hinge featuring an iconic
one line design.
With the power of Sony, the VAIO Fit 11A | Flip PC fuses stunning picture quality TRILUMINOS™
Display for mobile and ClearAudio+, Sony’s unique technology for
enjoying high-quality sound by bringing together expertise in digital
signal processing technologies. The front-facing camera and 8-megapixel
rear-facing camera is powered by Exmor RTM for PC and Exmor RSTM for PC image sensors developed by Sony.
At just 2.82 lbs., the amazingly thin and light VAIO Fit 11A | Flip
PC is beautifully crafted in black, silver or pink aluminum and features
a full pitch backlit keyboard, gesture enabled touch pad and palm rest
for comfortable typing.
To power through the most demanding projects, VAIO Fit 11A | Flip PC
model is equipped with latest Intel® Pentium® Processor featuring Quad
Core and Solid State Drive.
In addition, the new 11-inch model comes bundled with the pressure
sensitive VAIO Active Pen. Users will feel inspired with Adobe’s updated
pen pressure sensitivity support for Photoshop and Illustrator®, allowing for an even more accurate and natural creative experience.*
Best environment for creative users
Sony VAIO is collaborating with Adobe to empower people’s creative
vision and turn snapshots into something spectacular. By including a
pre-installed version of Photoshop Elements 12 with support for the VAIO
Active Pen, about a $100 value, now everyone can easily enhance and
create with their photos. Photoshop Elements 12 offers powerful photo
editing with three editing modes to accommodate every skill level,
multiple output options, content aware technology, an easy to use photo
organizer, and mobile albums so you can access your Photoshop Elements
photos on your mobile device.
Pricing and Availability
VAIO Fit 14E/15E starts from $579 and is available mid-January; VAIO
Flip 11 starts from $799, VAIO Flip 13 starts from $1129, VAIO Flip 14
starts from $799, VAIO Flip 15 starts from $899, all VAIO Flip | PC
available from end of February; VAIO Tap 11 starts from $799, VAIO Tap
21 starts from $999, both available from mid-February; VAIO Pro 11
starts from $1149, VAIO Pro 13 starts from $1249, VAIO Duo 13 starts
from $1399, all VAIO Pro and VAIO Duo available from early April at Sony
retail stores (www.store.sony.com) and other authorized dealers nationwide.
Award Winning Best in Class Service and Support
Users can simply press the ASSIST button to launch VAIO Care software
to effortlessly install new software and drivers, quickly identify and
troubleshoot issues, create restore and recovery media, and connect
with a Sony expert via phone, chat or online. Sony will even repair
select PCs in person with limited warranty Onsite/In-Home Service. Sony
was awarded as the Tech Support Showdown Winner 2 years in a row by
Editor’s Note: For digital images, members of the news media are invited to visit Sony Electronics’ news and information web site at www.sony.com/news. For a full video of the new VAIO line, please visit www.sony.com/blog and www.sony.com/vaioinspirationstream.For information on Premium Services, Sony’s in-store VAIO PC services and repairs division, log on to www.sony.com/premiumservices.
* Planned to be offered this Spring.