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  • Sony To Exit PC Business By Selling VAIO

    Sony To Exit PC Business By Selling VAIO

    Sony will sell off its lackluster PC division and focus on spinning off its TV business into a standalone entity by June. The company’s announcement confirms a report yesterday that Japan Industrial Partners planned to purchase the VAIO brand. The amount of the deal was not disclosed, but Nikkei reported that it may be up to 50 billion yen ($490 million). The deal will be finalized by… Read More

  • Sony’s Shape-Shifting, Windows 8-Powered VAIO Duo 11 Caught In Leaked Images

    Sony’s Shape-Shifting, Windows 8-Powered VAIO Duo 11 Caught In Leaked Images

    Microsoft’s Windows 8-powered surface tablet may be nabbing all the headlines (at least partially because some of Microsoft’s myriad hardware partners were miffed by the company’s decision to make it in the first place), but a newly-revealed convertible device from Sony seems like it may be able to give the Surface a run for its money. PocketNow managed to score some images… Read More

  • FCC Documents Show Sony Chromebook, Potentially Running On ARM

    FCC Documents Show Sony Chromebook, Potentially Running On ARM

    Google’s Chromebooks haven’t exactly made a splash, but apparently not everyone has been scared off. Sony seems to think there’s gold in them thar laptops, and they’re making their own. For now it’s known as the VCC111 (probably shorthand for “Vaio Chromebook Computer, series one, 11-inch display”), according to documents and pictures from FCC… Read More

  • Sony Vaio Y Series Netbook Drops To 11.6 Inches

    Netbooks… they still make those? I thought tablets killed ‘em a little while back. Meh, whatever. Sony has another one due out before the holidays, only it’ll be released in Japan before it’s released elsewhere. The Vaio Y series, which actually debuted at the beginning of the year at 13.3 inches, will now live life as a happy, productive 11.6 incher. (Though the old… Read More

  • Pink Sony Vaio prompts question: who buys pink gadgets?

    Look, it’s a pink Sony Vaio. Amazing, right? No, no it’s not. Can anyone answer this question: why do companies think that by making an otherwise unremarkable item PINK that women will AUTOMATICALLY want it? Silly. Read More

  • $900 Sony Vaio J is a touchscreen PC for the rest of us

    While I honestly doubt you’ve been thinking about getting a touchscreen all-in-one, if you have you’re in luck. The Vaio J, which is actually quite handsome, is available now for about $900 on a good day. It’s nothing to call the president about: 21.5-inch 1920×1080 display, Core i7 CPU, and 8GB of RAM. It plays back movies at 1080p and includes Wi-Fi and a… Read More

  • Review: Sony Vaio Z-Series

    Short Version:
    The Sony Vaio Z-Series is a thin and light with a mission: to prove that a tiny – but expensive – laptop can run Windows 7 and almost anything you throw at it like a champ. Read More

  • Sony Japan teases "VAIO New Ultra Mobile"

    Remember Sony Japan’s unusual promotion campaign for an 8-inch netbook (or ultra-mobile PC, as the Japanese like to call these devices) from December 2008? The target group was amused with the campaign. And it appears the marketing coup helped Sony actually sell the Vaio P, as the company today updated its Japanese site with yet another teaser for yet another “mysterious”… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Sony Vaio FW for $720

    In the market for a good deal on a laptop? Sony’s Vaio is known for being a pretty decent piece of kit, and this particular model is no exception. It’s a refurbished unit, with a 90 warranty from Sony, but it’s still a good deal. Read More

  • New Vaio Z to sport "Quad" SSD in RAID 0?

    This is an interesting development. The latest Vaios leaked out a little while ago, and for the most part they were what one would expect: improved performance, better battery life, that sort of thing. But there’s an interesting feature that wasn’t on the leaked spec list (and isn’t confirmed to be, either): a “quad” SSD composed of four SSD drives working together… Read More

  • Sony prepping touchscreen Vaios for Windows 7

    Looks like the work Microsoft has put into making Windows 7 touch-friendly is paying off. Sony (and doubtless many others) are looking forward to offering touch-based designs. A Sony VP of what-have-you has confirmed that they will be offering Windows 7-based laptops with touchscreens. That’s good news for everybody — except those of us who can’t afford the entire Vaio lineup. Read More

  • Third episode of Laptop Hunters: $1,500 and they still don't buy Mac

    This episode of Laptop Hunters has been brought to you by Microsoft and Sony VAIO. Spoiler: the actors don’t buy a Mac, instead wander aimlessly around the dozens of PC models until finding a Blu-ray equipped Sony VAIO. Sorry to ruin the surprise. Video after the jump. Read More

  • Netbook Capoeria with the VAIO: A tale of Twitter

    @webmarketingguruUK What’s really going to shake things up for this new line of netbooks? @sonymarcomdude Viral videos. Like dudes in pajamas like doing doing dude things. @webmarketingguruUK like what Read More

  • It Works: Sony VAIO P + Windows XP

    Do you want to install Windows XP on your Sony VAIO P (don’t call it a netbook!)? Do you even have a Sony VAIO P yet? If you answered yes to both questions, read on. Read More

  • Hands-on with the Sony VAIO P

    My, oh my. The Sony VAIO P is a popular netbook. After using some Peter Ha-taught ninja skills, I made my way through the crowd to this tiny netbook. Overall, the netbook feels Sony solid. The nub was a tad finicky but it works. The resolution though is astoundingly high on the small screen. I love small font but at the default setting it was too small for me. Thankfully the P Series does… Read More

  • Sony VAIO TT Notebook: James Bond Edition

    The ultraportable 11.1-inch Sony VAIO TT notebook is available in a “James Bond 007 Edition” for $2,399. Sony’s only selling 100 of these, so if you’re really into Bond you might want to get a move on. The rig itself isn’t all that different from the standard TT series except for that little 007 logo down in the left-hand corner, a leather case, and some… Read More

  • The ultra-portable Sony VAIO TT laptop gets torn apart

    The Sony VAIO TT launched last week and we already get to see what’s inside the uber-portable laptop. Kind of amazing piece of technolgy when you think that the lappie has 4GBs of memory, a Blu-ray drive, 3G wireless, and 256MB SSD hard drive all shoved into a package less than an inch thick. At least with this pic, no one can pull the ‘pic or didn’t happen.’ Here is… Read More

  • The Sony 11-inch Vaio TT laptops get official

    Details of the Sony TT lineup have been seeping onto the Interwebs for the last few days, but ultra-mobile laptops are finally official from Sony. There aren’t many surprises after the spec sheet was found yesterday, but the addition of a 256 GB SSD (128×2 RAID) and Sprint EV-DO mobile broadband options are more than welcome additions. Plus, all these goodies come in a laptop… Read More

  • Sony specs out the impending Vaio TT laptops

     http://documents.scribd.com/ScribdViewer.swf?document_id=6160583&access_key=key-2dkjk762at1f2tf0o5mx&page=&version=1&auto_size=true&viewMode= The upcoming Sony Vaio TT just got a little more official today with some specs and model numbers. The top of the line VGN-TT190UBX is sure to draw some curious looks from travelers with its Core 2 Duo SU9400 1.4 GHz CPU, 4GB… Read More

  • New ‘TT’ series of Sony VAIO ultraportables soon?

    There are some average to above-average tremors going around concerning a new series of Sony VAIO ultraportables to be announced on Monday. The buzz began over on the NotebookReview forums when someone spotted the above ads and was further researched by SonyInsider. These are still rumors at the moment, but the evidence looks pretty legit, especially in light of FCC filings that have been found. Read More