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  • Sony bows the Sony VAIO CS11

    Sony bows the Sony VAIO CS11

    Sony’s latest C series lappy’s feature the standard assortment of high-end mobile tech. The VAIO CS11 has an Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 4GB of Ram, 320GB hard drive, 802.11a/b/g/Draft N, NVIDIA 9300M GS GPU, and a Blu-ray disc combo drive all powered by Windows Vista Home Premium. Sound like your next notebook? Might want to start swimming now ’cause it doesn’t look like this… Read More

  • 18.4-inch Sony VAIO AW series uses BRAVIA tech

    18.4-inch Sony VAIO AW series uses BRAVIA tech

    This, my friends, is a gargantuan laptop. The VAIO AW series features a massive 18.4-inch screen with 3LED backlighting, which “is a technical breakthrough found on high-end BRAVIA LCD TVs,” according to Sony. The 3LED technology uses three separate LEDs – red, green, and blue – for pure color reproduction, similar to how three-chip video cameras work. The screen itself is… Read More

  • Sony shares take a hit in VAIO recall aftermath

    Sony shares take a hit in VAIO recall aftermath

    Sony took a beating in the market on Friday, touching upon a 3-year low. The sell-off comes after an announcement yesterday about the voluntary recall of 438,000 VAIO notebooks worldwide (73,000 in the US). The problem stems from irregularly positioned wires near the computer’s hinge that can cause a short circuit and overheating. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Sony… Read More

  • Sony announces three all-in-one VAIO PC's with Blu-ray

    Sony announces three all-in-one VAIO PC's with Blu-ray

    RT Doesn’t Sony know that Blu-ray will be dead within five years? Heh. Sony just let loose three new VAIO all-in-one (HDTV, Blu-ray player, PC) desktop PCs at CEDIA – JS, LV and RT. Read More

  • Sony launches two new stylish Vaio "Media Center PCs"

    Sony launches two new stylish Vaio "Media Center PCs"

    Sony will update the TP1, their so-called “Media Center” PCs, with the VGX-TP1DQ/B and VGX-TP1D [JP], the company said today [JP]. The main difference between the two models is that the latter features a DVD drive, while the VGX-TP1DQ/B is equipped with a Blu-ray drive. In contrast to older versions, the new PCs come with a double digital TV tuner and improved “Giga Pocket… Read More

  • Sony will not charge for VAIO Fresh Start

    Sony will not charge for VAIO Fresh Start

    We just got this in from Sony regarding the Fresh Start program. “Starting March 22, Sony will offer Fresh Start free of charge. We want VAIO users to have the best experience possible with our PCs, and we believe Fresh Start will help ensure that happens right out-of-the-box.” Read More

  • Sony's slim new VAIO too big for its britches

    [photopress:vaio.jpg,full,left]Being the largest ultraportable is something of a dubious honor, like being the healthiest model or the least-convicted child rapist, but Sony wears it with pride, touting its new VAIO VGN-SZ750N/C laptop as just such a beast. And the description is true, at only four pounds, it definitely fits as an ultraportable in weight, but the 13.3-inch LED backlit display… Read More

  • VAIO TZ series premium ultraportable notebook

    http://blip.tv/play/Aar_PA The $3700 VAIO VGN-TZ298N/XC (sexy name, huh?) makes my pants hurt. I’d considered getting a notebook in the TZ line last fall but most of the reviews I read found owners complaining of sluggish performance thanks to a single core processor and only 1GB of RAM to run big fat Vista. This overhauled version features a dual-core ULV processor, seven hours of battery… Read More

  • Vaio T's get a CPU bump, new sexy shells

    Vaio T's get a CPU bump, new sexy shells

    The Sony ultraportables that were so unfavorably compared to the MacBook Air in the Stevenote have received a shot in the arm in the form of an extra 200MHz bump in the CPU. And to celebrate the new brain, they went out and bought it some new clothes. A model and a scholar! Well, kind of – it’s still not as powerful as the Air, though it’s smaller in some ways and still a sexy… Read More

  • VAIO home theater PCs

    VAIO home theater PCs

    Sony loosed two VAIO home theater PCs, TP25/20. They both playback Blu-ray in 1080p via HDMI. They each have two external CableCARD compatible TV tuners to view and record HD content (TP25). Built-in DVRs record up to 50 hours of HD programming. They’re juiced by Intel T8100 C2D processors. It also has Bravia Sync tech for one button connectivity. Both models available this month, the TP20… Read More

 
  • CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ650 thin and light notebook

    CG Holiday 2007 Recommendation: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ650 thin and light notebook

    This notebook replaced my Macbook. I feel no personal shame. This one is lighter, has a better graphics card, and has a much longer battery. I have nothing against Apple, the Macintosh product line, or the City of Cupertino and I quite like my iPod Touch. But I’m a PC kid. I can’t shake it, despite numerous flings with Macbooks, Mac Minis, and various G3/4/5 desktop systems. It’s… Read More

  • Sony's Flash HD Vaio: hot, but not a cheap date

    Sony's Flash HD Vaio: hot, but not a cheap date

    Flash-based storage is the future, but we haven’t arrived in the future just yet. Sony’s high-end flash Vaio is a good example of this. At 2lbs, 10oz, it feels about as heavy as a piece of beef jerky, and with a Centrino Duo processor and flash HD, it’s a vision of next-gen technology. And with a reported battery life of more than 5 hours on power save mode, it’s efficient… Read More

  • Review: Sony VGN-SZ650N/C thin and light notebook

    Review: Sony VGN-SZ650N/C thin and light notebook

    The VAIO SZ6 series is a relatively new addition to Sony’s notebook line. I picked up the VGN-SZ650N/C model, which features a 13.3" screen, carbon fiber casing, long battery life, dual graphics cards, and a hybrid hard drive with 256mb of built-in flash memory. Looks good so far, but how does it perform? Read More

  • Sony Unveils Inexpensive VAIO NR Series

    Sony Unveils Inexpensive VAIO NR Series

    Sony makes great electronics, but boy oh boy can it make some terrible computers. Overpriced, always breaking and never a good bargain, the Sony VAIO is a platform I’ve avoided for years. Now with the new NR series of laptops, things might change a bit for the Japanese electronics manufacturer. Starting at $750, the VAIO NR series is priced for those on a budget. Don’t worry though… Read More