Sony has today announced that they will be giving the slider ultrabook yet another go after it failed with the Duo 11, it has now announced the new VAIO Duo 13, which comes with a new “Surf Slider” hinge that Sony says will make it easier to open, even with one hand.

The Duo 13 weighs only 2.93 pounds, which compared to the previous 2.8 pounds, they managed to keep the weight down the weight but has still managed to fit it out with decent specs.

There’s also a new carbon fiber design, with a larger keyboard and a new trackpad featuring a left and right-click button either side.

There’s even a slot for storing the digitizer pen, which can be used with the scratch-resistant 1080p IPS display to perform various handwriting tasks.

The Duo 13 also makes use of Sony;s Triluminos technology, X-Reality processing engine and the new fourth-generation Haswell processors from Intel.

Alongside which there’s also NFC connectivity with the option to also add LTE connectivity from AT&T in the US, which if chosen will join the 8 megapixel camera, which packs an Exmor RS sensor and is capable of shooting 1080p video.

Still with all this, Sony say the Ultrabook will last around 10 hours with Sony’s Active Sleep technology.

The VAIO Duo 13 will launch in the US on June 9th for $1,400.

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