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SONY Vaio Flip 11A: Top 3 Business Features

SONY Vaio Flip 11A: Top 3 Business Features
The Vaio Flip 11A lives up to its name with the ability to flip the display 180 degrees. / Credit: Sony

The new Vaio Flip 11A is a more portable, more affordable hybrid laptop from Sony with enticing features for business users. That includes its trademark flip functionality, which allows you to fold the display down over the keyboard to use the device like a tablet. Mobile business users will also appreciate the computer's small size; previously the Vaio Flip came in 13- and 15-inch iterations. It's also far more affordable than the larger Vaio Flip models. Here are the top three features that make the Sony Vaio Flip 11A ready for business.

Tablet functionality

The Vaio Flip lives up to its name with the ability to flip the display 180 degrees so it folds down over the keyboard. That lets you use it like a tablet, so it's easier to use when you're on the go or in cramped quarters. It also makes it easier to use Windows 8 mobile apps, which are optimized to be used on a touch screen.

Digitizer support

Unlike most tablets, the Vaio Flip 11A's touch-screen display features digitizer support, which adds pressure sensitivity, allowing for more natural writing and more accurate pointing when using a stylus. In tablet form, that makes the Flip 11A an excellent device for jotting down a note, signing digital documents, annotating PDFs, drawing charts and more.

Affordable price point

At $799, Sony's new hybrid computer gives you the benefits of the Vaio Flip line at a more affordable price; the larger 13-inch Vaio Flip starts at$1,249.99. That makes the Flip 11A a good bargain for small business owners on a budget.

Brett Nuckles

A former Ohio newspaper man, Brett Nuckles fled the Midwest in 2013. He now lives in Seattle, where he spends his days tinkering with smartphones, tablets and computers. He loves to think about the intersection of technology and productivity, and how to get the most out of new gadgets and apps. He's also a big fan of vegetarian food and digital painting. In his off hours he spends most of his time drawing and painting sci-fi/fantasy scenes on his PC with his trusty Wacom stylus in hand.