The Sony spin-off Vaio has announced that it plans to merge with the computer divisions of its rivals Toshiba and Fujitsu as early as next month to form a Japanese “PC giant.”
New Vaio computers are coming back to the United States—some 18 months after Sony sold off the venerable and unprofitable brand. The Wall Street Journal reports that the new, free-standing company will begin selling pricey machines at Microsoft stores this fall.
Remember when Sony decided to sell off its entire PC business in one fell swoop? It looks like that wasn't the end of the company's iconic VAIO designs. Today at Adobe's MAX design conference, the new VAIO Corporation showed off a brand new tablet computer aimed directly at pros. It's a beefy machine with a 12.3-inch…
If you have a Sony VAIO Fit 11A, you should stop using it and get it checked over, because it seems battery issues can cause it to overheat and catch fire.
Sony has decided to give up on its Vaio PC business, and has announced that it is selling the entire division to Japan Industrial Partners.
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.
Convertibles as a whole aren't the most sensible thing in the world. At this point, most are still rife with compromises, gimmicks, and odd decisions. Sony's new Vaio Flip is too, but its gimmick—a screen that flips back on itself—also happens to make a whole lot of sense.
There is no joy in the Sony Vaio Pro. For a laptop that is, in substance, elegant and powerful, that's strange. It's pretty and sleek and slim, but somehow with none of the joie de vivre that typically comes along with that.
Sony will tell you a lot of things about the new Vaio Pro, which replaces the Vaio Z at the top of its laptop heap. It might say that it's exceedingly light, and made from carbon fiber. Or it might say that it's got new Intel Haswell guts. But what it should really say is just this: It doesn't suck. And that's the…
Sony's got a new transformer tablet/laptop hybrid, the Vaio Duo 11, which is a sliding converter with a stylus. It looks pretty darn good.
Sony's new Vaio T ultrabook takes the Vaio line out of the weird limbo it had been in for the past few years, where it hadn't had a true, comprable laptop to the droves of hordes coming out. Though the Euro model of the T Series curiously came out in as Sandy Bridge, the US version will only come in i5 and i7 Ivy…
The Vaio Z is Sony's sculpted little reminder that companies besides Apple can make exciting laptops too.
Sony's joined the all-in-one touchscreen party, with a shiny Vaio J entrant that you can trick out pretty impressively: 21.5-inch 1920x1080 display, up to a Core i7 CPU and 8GB of RAM. But is it as affordable as they say?
As if whacking GPS, 3G, an accelerometer and optical touchpads onto the new Vaio P wasn't enough, Sony's only gone and painted it with crocodile skin now.