Tech Review: Sony VAIO Duo Ultrabook Convertible Part Two (Sponsored)

Since having to give back the Sony VAIO Duo 11 Ultrabook Convertible I was given to test out, I have been having withdrawals from all its amazing features.
During my week with the Ultrabook Convertible, I became obsessed with the touch screen technology. The touch was extremely fast and responsive both when in tablet mode, and in laptop mode. There was no annoying cursor searching, just one tap, and you were where you wanted to be.
The Apps available through Windows 8 are perfect for use with the Ultrabook, as you can download ones to play with in tablet mode, some for use in laptop mode, and some for whatever you feel like! The Windows 8 Home Page is brilliantly simple and easy to use, and you can customize it to your liking. The Apps also update while the Ultrabook is in sleep mode, meaning you can spend your time doing what you need to be doing, rather than what the computer wants you to be doing. So useful!
The Sony VAIO Duo 11 Ultrabook Convertible is powered by Intel technology, meaning it is extremely fast and reliable. The Intel processors work so quickly, you’ll soon be struggling to remember what waiting time is. It also comes with anti-theft technology, so you can be sure that all your valuable documents are safe (extra handy for University!).
One of the major things I used the Ultrabook Convertible for in my week was watching movies and TV shows. As I’m currently living in college, TVs are hard to come by, so I’m extra reliant on computers. One of my favourite things about the Ultrabook was its amazing battery life. I could get through three movies without having to plug it in. So handy for when you want to watch movies in bed, and the power cord doesn’t quite reach!
Intel doesn’t just make the Sony Vaio Duo 11 Ultrabook Convertible (however, I would heartily recommend it!), there are a whole range of Ultrabooks out there to suit every budget and need. You can check out this price comparison website, or see what JB HIFI has on offer. The Good Guys are also running a promotion for the month of March where if you buy an Ultrabook, you can receive up to $100 in store credit. Awesome!
If you’re in the market for a laptop, or a tablet, I would definitely check out the Intel Ultrabook range. You will definitely be happy with your choice.
This post was sponsored by Intel via Nuffnang, however all opinions expressed are my own. 

frangipani princess xoxo

Tech Review: Sony VAIO Duo Ultrabook Convertible (Sponsored)

I have been a devoted Mac convert for the past three years, but when I was given the opportunity to give the new Sony Vaio Duo Ultrabook Convertible, powered by Intel, a try, I couldn’t say no. What’s brilliant about the Ultrabook is that it’s both a tablet and a laptop. So, if you want to absent mindedly scroll through tumblr using the touch screen tablet, you can, or if you want to pen a blog post, you can flip up the screen and it becomes a super easy laptop.
The first thing I noticed, being a new University student, was how much lighter the Ultrabook Convertible was compared to my usual Macbook Pro. It’s the same size as an a4 sheet of paper, and is unbelievably light for the amount it does. It completely wakes up within seven seconds, so even if I was running late for a lecture (my life), I was able to start taking notes instantly.
One of my favourite procrastinations at the moment is re-watching Doctor Who. The Ultrabook Convertible was brilliant to assist me with this. The huge tablet screen played my shows with the highest clarity, and the extremely fast running speed meant that I literally had to wait seconds when switching between episodes. No such thing as freezing or lagging here!
Although I am out of practice with using a Windows operating system, I found Windows 8 extremely easy to work out. I found the touch-screen functionality to be especially handy when on the Home Screen, as you could just flick between pages of apps. It was all so simple.
A week wasn’t long enough for me to test out all the awesome functions that the Ultrabook Convertible brings with it, but everything I did test out far exceeded my expectations. It was excellent for taking notes in lectures, super useful for browsing social networking sites, and an absolute breeze to blog on.
I never thought I’d say this, but I didn’t even miss my beloved Mac a little during my week with the Ultrabook! That’s pretty much all the recommendation you need. 

This post was sponsored by Intel via Nuffnang, however all statements are fully my beliefs and opinions. 

frangipani princess xoxo