Sony VAIO Fit 11A Draws You In with Pen, Photoshop Elements

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Sony’s original Fit 14 and 15 convertibles turned heads with their flipping displays, but they were ultimately too bulky as tablets. The new VAIO Fit 11A | Flip PC is closer to a true hybrid, packing a quad-core Intel Pentium processor, an 11-inch full HD display and a 128GB SSD into a compact 2.8-pound chassis. Targeting creative types, Sony is bundling both an active pen and a free copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 for the $799 starting price.

The VAIO Fit 11A sports a premium aluminum design available in silver, black or pink. A flick of a switch allows you transform the clamshell into slate mode with a unique hinge mechanism. The hybrid measures 11.22 x .7.8 x .65 – .75 inches, making this 2-in-1 easy to carry.

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While there’s no holster for the included active pen, it should allow for much more accurate and smooth input than the Galaxy Note’s S Pen. Having Photoshop Elements 12 on board (about a $99 value) gives photo editors fine control over their images, and you’ll be able to take advantage of other pen-enabled apps like ArtRage.

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Like other VAIOs, the Fit 11A combines some of Sony’s best technologies, including a Triluminous display for better picture quality, ClearAudio+ for quality sound and both and a rear 8-MP camera powered by an Exmor sensor. You’ll also find an SD Card slot, 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and NFC support. 

The Fit 11A will be available by mid-February, and we’ll bring you our hands-on impressions of this convertible very soon.

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