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It was a year ago this month that Sony sold its VAIO PC business to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners Inc., thus signaling a likely end to the VAIO brand in the U.S., at least on computers. Is that still the case? We're not sure, though in Japan, a pair of new VAIO Z convertible laptops is launching. The VAIO Z represents a new start for the VAIO brand -- the "Z" stands for "zero." It's not clear what this new start will mean for markets outside of Japan, but in the immediate future, the forthcoming VAIO Z and VAIO Z Canvas are a couple of interesting looking laptops. Sony's VAIO Z is the top dog out of the two. It sports a 13.3-inch display (which can flip and fold... 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 HD display anyway, that Core i7 upgrade is a lot easier swallow. Other baseline specs include two 128GB... 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 highest resolution 13.3-inch displays that we've ever seen. There's an option for a 1920x1080 panel... Read more...