Sony’s Vaio Duo 11 is a Windows 8 tablet with a slide-out keyboard that hangs out behind the screen when you’re not using it. This lets you use the computer as a tablet or a notebook, and you never have to worry that you’ve accidentally left the keyboard at home.
While Sony hasn’t officially announced plans for a larger model, leaked documents seem to suggest that a Vaio Duo 13 is in the works. And it might have passed through the FCC this week on its way to store shelves.
The new model is expected o have a 13 inch display, a backlit keyboard, HDMI and output, and up to 10 hours of battery life.
Like most recent tablets, the Vaio Duo line of tablets have capacitive touchscreens designed for finger input. But the Sony Vaio Duo models also have active digitizers and support for pressure-sensitive input from a digital pen.
Since the 13 inch model has a larger screen than the Duo 11, there’s room for a larger keyboard area, and it looks like Sony has added a touchpad below the keyboard.
But you won’t find most of those details at the FCC website. We only know them through the leaked training materials that hit the web earlier this month.
What the FCC documents show us is that we’re looking at a Sony personal computer with a model number SVD132A14L and support for 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC.