When Sony launched the Vaio Fit family of convertible tablets (or Flip PCs) in 2013, the smallest model was a 13.3 inch tablet. Now the company is adding an 11 inch model which is a little smaller, and a little lighter — but just a little. The Sony Vaio Fit 11A weighs 2.8 pounds, compared with the 2.9 pound Fit 13.
The new Vaio Fit 11A is due out in late February for about $799. That means it’s not just the smallest Vaio Flip, it’s also the cheapest.
Sony’s Flip PC devices get their name from the unusual way in which you switch from notebook to tablet mode. There’s a hinge about halfway through the lid. You can flip the screen over that hinge so it rotates 180 degrees and then close the lid so the screen is facing outward. Now you have a tablet.
The Sony Fit 11A has a 1920 x 1080 pixel display and supports processor options up to an Intel Core i7 Haswell. The entry level model has an Intel Pentium Bay trail chip.
All models also include an N-Trig digitizer and come with a pressure-sensitive pen.
At 2.8 pounds, the Vaio Fit 11A is heavier than most 11 inch tablets. But it’s comparable to the Lenovo Yoga 2 11, a similarly-sized Windows tablet with a built-in keyboard.