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Sony showed off its take on the Asus Eee Pad Slider: a 10in tablet that incorporates a slide-out Qwerty keyboard.

Sony Vaio Hybrid Concept

Source: Sony

Dubbed the Vaio Hybrid Concept, the tablet's branding - it's part of Sony's laptop and all-in-one desktop family - hints that the machine, should it ever be released, may run Windows 8 rather than Android as the company's Tablet series do.

Sony Vaio Hybrid Concept

The bit on the front is a clip-in stylus
Source: Sony

The unit has a couple of proper USB ports. Docked in the front is a stylus to make controlling the on-screen pointer more accurate.

Sony Vaio Hybrid Concept

USB ports
Source: Sony

Alas, there's no word when - or even if - Sony's tablet-laptop hybrid will go on sale. ®

Sony Vaio Hybrid Concept

The Hybrid as a tablet
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