Today at the 2012 IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Sony pulled the curtain back on what it has cooking in the world of personal technology. From a massive 4K TV to personal 3D headsets, the company seems to have a lot up its sleeve for the coming year, so let's break it down.
Vaio Duo Slider
Sony is already well-known for its innovative designs — the Tablet S and Tablet P are great examples. That trend continues with the Vaio Duo 11, an Ultrabook with a sliding design that makes it at once a notebook and a tablet. Running Windows 8, the Slider can be used with just your fingers, or you can choose to slide the screen up at an angle, revealing a full qwerty keyboard for composing longer form text. The Slider comes equipped with either a 128GB or 256GB solid state drive, 1080p widescreen display, and your choice of Intel i3, i5, or i7 processors. No price has yet been revealed.
Xperia Tablet S
Utilizing the same design cues that made the original Tablet S such a pleasure to play with, the Xperia Tablet S is definitely the most capable Android tablet ever to come out of Sony's walls. With a large, 9.4-inch display, aluminum body, and splash-proof design, the new S should be a worthy competitor to the iPad, especially for fans of the company's previous tablets. The new slate will come equipped with Ice Cream Sandwich installed, and its 3-cord Tegra 3 processor should make using apps and other tablet tasks a smooth and enjoyable experience.
HMZ-T2 Personal 3D Viewer
Sure, massive HDTV screens are all the rage these days, but what if you want a more up-close-and-personal viewing experience? Sony's new Personal 3D Viewer may be just what you're looking for. The futuristic headset lets you watch 2D or 3D content — including movies and video games — on high-resolution OLED displays, along with built-in 5.1 virtual surround sound. To combat the eye fatigue that can often be a problem with viewing screens so closely, the device automatically adjusts its color output to be easy on your peepers.
84-inch Sony Bravia 4K TV
How many 4K TVs are out there readily available for sale right now? We bet you can't name more than the your fingers in one hand. Sony just announced a new addition to the very short list of 4K TVs on the market: the 84-inch Bravia KD-84X9005. It boasts a 3,840 by 2,160 pixel resolution — twice the resolution of high-definition (HD) displays — and comes with a technology that makes upscaled HD content fit for 4K viewing.
Vaio Tap 20 table-top PC
Aside from a new laptop-tablet hybrid called Vaio Duo 11 (that's turning out to be a common design for Windows 8 tablets), Sony also updated its Vaio line with the Tap 20 table-top PC. Tap 20 is literally a humongous Windows 8 multi-touch tablet with a screen that measures 20 inches. Unfortunately, the model shown at Berlin has a screen resolution of 960 x 640 pixels, which is disappointingly low. But we hope it undergoes further tweaks because there's nothing quite like playing Angry Birds on a 20-inch screen.
Sony Xperia TX
Meet the company's newest smartphone flagship that runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The device has a large 4.6-inch screen that boasts a 720p HD resolution, NFC functionality for mobile payments, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. No word on price or availability yet, but this phone probably won't come cheap.
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