Stylish But Expensive
ony’s latest offering in the Vaio family – Flip 13 – is a good looking, sleek laptop that can be converted into a tablet. Boasting a brushed metal finish, the Flip 13 has a 13-inch Triluminous Display with 1080p resolution. The display looks thick as that mechanism turns it into a tablet. For graphics, the Intel HD 4400 GPU has been integrated into the CPU itself. It managed to start quickly and run apps, too. There is a lock-release slider above the keys that is used to convert the device into a tablet. Unlike other convertibles, where the screen turns 360 degree and the keyboard is exposed to damages, the keyboard is protected here. Be it reading or watching videos, the Full HD display is bright and crisp but it isn’t the same from steep viewing angles. The touch response is average and the backlit keyboard is convenient to type.
Sony seems to have taken cues from Apple’s MacBook Pro but has failed miserably. The magnetic port doesn’t attract the charger easily and one has to struggle to connect the charger. Full HD video playback was smooth and the sound output was just about average. The machine packs in a decent battery that lasted close to five hours.
Bright display Keyboard hides in tablet mode BAG IT OR JUNK IT: Has got looks and performance but comes at a cost