Sony has unveiled its latest touchscreen ultrabooks, the VAIO Pro 11 and 13, which are both lighter than the MacBook Air.
The firm claims the new Pro models are the world’s lightest, with the 11.6-inch device weighing 870g and the 13.3-inch model weighing 1.06kg. Apple’s lightest MacBook Air comes in at 1.08kg.
With both Pro models measuring just 0.68-inches thick, the Windows 8 devices have a distinctive Hexa-shell design which is intended to provide additional durability.
The Pro 13 has up to 8 hours battery life, while the Pro 11 manages 11 hours. There’s also an optional sheet battery available that increased the Pro 13’s battery life to 18 hours the and Pro 11’s to an impressive 25 hours.
Other features include up to 512GB of SSD storage, 8GB DDR3 1600MHz SDRAM, Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro, and Intel Core i7-4500U processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology.