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Sony Vaio Pro revealed: Light, touch-capable Ultrabook with 25 hour battery life

These days it takes something special to make a laptop really stand out from the crowd, such as a super high resolution screen or epic battery life. Sony’s new Vaio Pro 11 and 13 Ultrabooks do just that, boasting a selection of high specs and some clever tricks to boot.

Launching in two sizes of 11.6-inches and 13.3-inches, the Vaio Pro is Sony’s latest Ultrabook computer and runs on Windows 8. The screen is touch enabled on both models, complimenting a backlit chiclet keyboard and smooth touchpad mouse to give two ways to use Windows 8. The design is weaved with carbon fibre to help achieve a very light weight, with the 11-inch model weighing 0.87kg and the 13-incher just 1.06kg.

Being slim, light, powerful and battery life-friendly are all traits of the Ultrabook format and Sony’s new Vaio ticks all the boxes. Inside are Intel’s latest Haswell processors which promise vastly improved performance and better battery life – on the standard battery the 11-inch will see you 11 hours from a single charge whilst the 13-inch model will do 8 hours. An optional extra sheet battery can boost these figures to 25 hours and 18 hours respectively, which is very impressive indeed.

Sony allows you to customise the build of your Vaio Pro with them, with options of up to 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of SSD storage on offer. Connectivity comes in the form of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, an SD card slot and HDMI out, although our favourite feature has to be the power block. Power blocks aren’t supposed to be exciting but this one can take your Ethernet internet connection and transform into a Wi-Fi router, allowing you to share your internet connection with up to 5 other devices.

The Sony Vaio Pro will hit stores later this month, with the 11-inch option exclusively available to customise through the Sony website and in Sony stores.