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There used to be a season for laptop launches. Now, it's just one right after the other. Sony is launching yet another new one this week with the VAIO S Series, a revamped version of a classic that packs a thinner chassis and an optional sheet battery that doubles battery life (up to 15 hours). Select S Series models sport elegant design in burnished brown, jet black or platinum silver with magnesium and aluminum materials, and the 13.3" form factor keeps it mobile enough for those stuck on a coach-class airline seat. The machine measures just 0.95-inches thin, weighs 3.8lbs. and offers a Core... Read more...
Sony announced the new VAIO S Series laptop, a thin and light model that features a one-inch profile design and 13.3-inch screen. This line boasts of offering the performance of a larger full-sized PC thanks to the second generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processor options, Hybrid Graphics, and dual channel solid state drive options available on select models. When the S Series built-in lithium polymer battery is coupled with the large-capacity optional sheet battery, Sony claims you'll get an amazing 15 hours of battery life. Additional customization options for this line include an AMD Radeon... Read more...
If you subscribe to the 'Core i7 or bust' philosophy, you no longer have to rule out Sony's Vaio Z series laptops. Intel's Core i7 620M processor (2.66GHz) is now an upgrade option, which adds $150 to the price of the standard configuration that comes with a Core i5 540M chip (2.35GHz). That's not a terrible way to spend $150, and if you place your order by July 3rd, you can help offset the cost with a free display upgrade. Between now and then, Sony will upgrade the 13.1-inch display from 1600x900 to 1920x1080 at no charge, saving you $100. So if you were planning on shelling out for the Full... Read more...
According to Sony, the company's new VAIO Z and Y Series laptops are the world’s first out-of-the box laptops that act as a personal hotspot. Select models from both of these series feature a new Sony embedded wireless technology called Share My Connection, or SMC. Using SMC, your laptop can act as a mobile wireless access point for up to five other devices including other PCs, smartphones, MP3 players, or cameras. You'll need a subscription to use the new SMC feature. Here's how Sony describes the new SMC feature and laptops: A perfect built-in network solution for business travelers, those... Read more...
If you're in the mood for an all-in-one desktop, Sony's VAIO J has you covered. But what if you'd prefer some of that VAIO style on a notebook? You're covered there as well, with the VAIO EA and VAIO ES families launching today with a crazy amount of crazy color options. The VAIO EA series is based around a 14" frame, while the EC series appeases the large-screen lovers with a 17.3" panel. Both machines are available in a variety of color options, everything from neon green to pink to white to black. Both systems are relatively affordable, with starting prices at around $700. They each feature... Read more...
Hey, the iMac can't have all of the fun in the all-in-one PC sector, right? Sony is introducing a new AIO machine today that's touch-enabled, which seems to be the norm these days. In fact we're kind of shocked that 3D support isn't thrown in as well. The VAIO J is the company's latest desktop, aimed at bargain users who don't need a whole heap of power and don't have tons of money to throw at a new rig. The system has a 21.5" HD display with a full 1980x1080 widescreen panel. The 1080p resolution is perfect when paired with the optional Blu-ray drive, and it's also one of the cheaper options with... Read more...
Years back, a notebook was a notebook. So long as it had a battery, a keyboard and a foldable LCD, it would suffice on the road. But things have changed, and consumers are caring more and more about design and style. Sony's VAIO series of laptops have always been stylish when compared to most other portable machines offered by other PC makers, but the company has never done anything quite this wild. Sony's Australian branch has just released what's probably the most vivid VAIO ever, a limited edition Billabong VAIO W. It will ship in Australia next month for AU$749, and the highlight feature is... Read more...
Sony's VAIO P first surfaced at the front end of 2009, but the machine never really took off. Sony knew it was a niche product for a niche market, with an unusual form factor, and extraordinarily high resolution display, and not too much power under the hood. A full year went by, and a lot of other laptops have emerged. In the meanwhile, Sony has apparently seen fit to re-make the VAIO P in a fresher economic market, though not much looks to have changed. Weighing 1.4lbs and shipping in five new wild colors (electric orange, neon green, hot pink, icy white and classic black), the new and improved... Read more...
Sony's VAIO line has been around for years now, and for years, it has remained constant; classy, styled well, and expensive. That's just the markings of a VAIO. They've been called the "Apple notebooks" of the PC world, and while they have added so many colors and finishes now that the same thing really isn't true any longer, it's still a very prominent laptop line.But it's not enough. Sony has recently admitted that they're considering a second segment of VAIO laptops, a "division two" as it will be called. The deputy president of Sony VAIO’s Business Group announced a two-tier strategy for the... Read more...
The CULV notebook market has been overloaded with options over the past few months, and this year's Consumer Electronics Show saw even more PC makers  jump in with an abundance of new offerings. Asus and Acer seemed to be at the forefront of the CULV revolution, which--for those who don't know--are machines that split the divide between low-powered netbooks and energy-draining full size laptops.  Today we'll be looking at a CULV-based model from Sony, as they have taken their well respected VAIO line to the land of the Intel Consumer Ultra Low Voltage notebook platform. The VAIO Y-Series... Read more...
The CULV notebook market has been overloaded with options over the past few months, and this year's Consumer Electronics Show saw even more PC makers  jump in with an abundance of new offerings. Asus and Acer seemed to be at the forefront of the CULV revolution, which--for those who don't know--are machines that split the divide between low-powered netbooks and energy-draining full size laptops.  Today we'll be looking at a CULV-based model from Sony, as they have taken their well respected VAIO line to the land of the Intel Consumer Ultra Low Voltage notebook platform.  The... Read more...
Sony is underappreciated in the notebook business. There's just no two ways about it. The company's VAIO lineup is probably the most fashion-forward PC laptop range out there, and even though they're expensive, there's hardly a better choice when style is atop your priority list. The VAIO Z is a new machine with remarkable innards. Designed to shatter performance records and blow anyone away that looks at it, the Z series features a Core i7-620M processor, a quad-SSD setup (yes, four SSDs), NVIDIA's GeForce GT 330M GPU (with Dynamic Hybrid Graphics system), a carbon fiber design and one of the... Read more...
Here goes Sony claiming another world's first. If you'll recall, the company made a pretty big fuss over its VAIO P when that launched back at CES. It refused to call it a netbook (probably due to the fact that Windows Vista was loaded on), but most everyone else assumed it really was the planet's most expensive (and oddly shaped) netbook. Now, there's the VAIO X, which Sony is using to yet again push the boundaries of what's possible in the laptop sector. Called the world's "lightest notebook," the VAIO X series weighs just 1.6lbs. and is barely over 0.5" thick. For those bad with math, that's... Read more...
Sony's VAIO PC lineup has been growing larger over the years, and while the standout products are almost always within the notebook category, the newest is an all-in-one PC. A stylish all-in-one PC, might we add. The VAIO L Touch HD PC/TV is obviously designed to be multifaceted. On one hand, it's a standard touch-screen PC; on the other, it's an HDTV. Granted, it's probably only suited for bedroom use at 24", but with a 1080p native resolution, even Blu-ray Discs can be played back as the director intended. The 1920x1080 panel comes standard, but the BD optical drive is an upgrade. Users hoping... Read more...
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