Sony tablet takes aim at Microsoft Surface

Aug. 30, 2012 at 6:22 PM

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Sony says it's entering the Windows 8 tablet arena with the VAIO Duo 11, a slide-out tablet with a keyboard that is part tablet and part notebook.

The Duo 11 is seen as a direct competitor for Microsoft's upcoming Surface tablet in both configuration and price, Slash Gear reported Thursday.

Most Duos will feature Intel's Core i7-3517U processor although a few lower-power, lower-price CPU options are expected to be available.

RAM options are 4 gigabytes and 8 gigabytes with 128 or 256 gigabytes of storage through solid state drives.

An 11.6-inch display, a stylus for input and front and rear cameras round out the hardware specs.

Expected in late October, Sony is remaining mum on any pricing policies, Slash Gear said.

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