IFA 2012: Sony overview
Sony Xperia Tablet S hands-on
A reinvented Sony Tablet S has also been unveiled at IFA. The new Xperia Tablet S runs Android 4.0 ICS on a quad-core 1.3 GHz Tegra 3 chipset. It comes in 16, 32, and 64 GB variants with 1 GB of RAM, and an 8MP camera capable of 1080p video recording.
The build quality of the Xperia Tablet S is much better than the original Tablet S, featuring a solid metal construction and a brighter 1280 x 800 pixel display.
There are plenty of included connectivity options, including a full SD card slot, USB and even HDMI via a dongle. There's also support for DLNA casting, and there's even an infrared sensor for remote control needs.
The Xperia Tablet S will hit stores this September.
Sony VAIO Duo 11 hands-on
Sony also unveiled a new hybrid ultrabook, the VAIO Duo 11. For all intents and purposes, the Duo 11 is a tablet which doubles as an ultrabook. The slide-out keyboard is fully backlit, and is accompanied by an 11.6" FullHD display, powered by an Intel Core i7 processor.
When closed, the device comes in at just 18 mm thick. It weighs in at 1.3 kg and the construction is solid, which means the device feels sturdy but not heavy. There are also dual 2 MP cameras on the front and back, as well as NFC connectivity.
The VAIO Duo 11 is set to be released in October, after Windows 8 goes official.