Last year, Sony put out one of the most practical solutions to the convertible problem with its "Flip" line of laptops. Now the backflipping, keyboard-stashing, laptop-tablet hybrid lines is getting a new member: an 11-incher, that comes loaded up with Photoshop Elements 12.
Like the free Xbox 360 deal Microsoft is running, Sony will give students who buy a Vaio laptop a free PS3 or PS Vita (or $200 off Playstation gear). The deal works with any S, T, Z and L-series Sony PCs.
Joe Litwin was waiting for a box to ship his broken Sony Vaio laptop in for repairs. Normal enough, right? One thing: the box never came. Instead, other Sony customers looking for repairs began shipping their broken computers to Litwin's home. What the?
It's not just phones that can act as personal hotspots anymore. Sony's Vaio Z and Y series laptops will soon start shipping with Share My Connection (SMC), which turns your notebook into a MiFi for up to five devices.
There may be only one build of the Sony Vaio E notebook you can buy today, but your coloring options are equal parts expansive and aggressive. Even beyond the plumage, though, you're looking at a nice little set-up.
Add Sony to the list of manufacturers releasing new touchscreen Windows 7 PCs. The 24-inch Vaio L is an all-in-one with an infrared multitouch display, Blu-ray and DVR capabilities. It will start at $1,300.
Sony wowed us this morning with its Vaio X Series, but details are now emerging. According to this video, the .55-inch thin system may be more netbook than notebook. And boy, do I want to hold it in my arms.
The ultrathin Vaio we've known Sony's had in them: The X-Series is built with carbon fiber, so the 11.1-incher is 0.55 inches thin and weighs about 1.5 pounds (half a MacBook Air). Plus, Sony's promising crazy battery life.
Hey, a Sony Vaio software add-on that doesn't suck: Sony's pre-installing Google Chrome on its laptops. Not a bad strategy for Google to boost Chrome's paltry but growing 2.6 percent marketshare—I suspect we'll see them ink some more deals with other manufacturers—though I wonder how many people are still gonna think…
Sony has just trotted out the Vaio NW, their new line of Blu-ray equipped, mid-market notebooks, and at 1.2-inches, they are quite slim too.
The third of the laptop hunter ads shows a mom and a kid, shopping for a computer under $1500. And yes, the clip takes yet another dump on Macs.
That rumored Sony VAIO netbook we brought you word of in early December might have an official confirmation coming our way on January 9.
The Gadget: Sony's Vaio LV All-in-One PC is the followup to the beautiful (and powerful) Vaio LT that came out earlier this year. This time around, they gave the LV an improved mounting base, slimmer bezel, integrated TV tuner and most importantly, HDMI-in. Has the LV one-upped the LT?
Pretty much everything you read in yesterday's rumor posts about the Sony Vaio TT is true - the Blu-ray drive, 256 GB SSD, 2.87-pound weight and thickness under an inch. It also has an 11.1-inch, LED-backlit 16:9 LCD panel, Sprint EV-DO mobile broadband, and an HDMI port that outputs at 1080p resolution.