It looks like Sony is really jumping into the Netbook business. All the teasing comes to almost a climax today when the company released specs and a picture of what they're calling the Sony P or P-series. According to SonyStyle, the P stands for "pocket". Whether the P fits in my pant pocket or not, I can't wait to get my hands on a unit; hopefully sooner than later.
In the wake of Sony New Zealand's teaser campaign, promising a new VAIO announcement on January 9th, comes Sony Japan's piece of the puzzle. In their slightly more forthcoming teaser a woman is shown taking a long, narrow device out of her handbag - a device similar in proportions to the VAIO netbook seen at the FCC - with the tagline "VAIO New Mobile Coming Soon".
When first announced back in September, the Sony VAIO LV-series was described as a High-Definition PC/TV. That blurring of distinctions between computer and entertainment gives a good idea of how the company envisages their all-in-one slotting into your lifestyle; a relatively rare HMDI input, allowing external sources to use the LV as a 1080p-capable display, helps single the system out even further. Are TV tuners, Blu-ray and Dolby Digital surround sound enough to let the VAIO LV replace your current HDTV?
Sony's VAIO VGF-HS1 Home Server, which was launched in Japan back in May, has finally appeared in the US. Unlike its fellow circular-HTPCs, the HS1 is basically a network-attached storage and streaming device; outfitted with 1TB of storage from dual 500GB 7,200rpm hard-drives, it supports remote backup, DLNA streaming and one-touch photo and video transfer.
In a world of $250 netbooks and credit crunch, is there a place for a high-end ultraportable that, in its peak configuration, costs $4,345? That's the question Sony - and plenty of others - are asking about the new Vaio TT, its latest luxury notebook. A carbon fiber chassis, WWAN, Blu-ray and RAID options all draw upon the latest technology available, but have they over estimated the market? SlashGear pulled on a pair of museum-standard gloves, buffed the test bench to a dull sheen, and prepared to find out.
James Bond is certainly know for having interesting gadgets. From the sleek and stylish cars to fancy phones, Bond is always on the cutting edge. And companies, loving a good gimmick, then offer up Bond branded merchandise so you too, can be like Bond.
If you're in the market for a new desktop PC, this latest offering from Sony VAIO might be right up your alley. In fact, the all-in-one computer packs in the features for a pretty reasonable price tag.
The market for a $4,449.99 ultraportable can't be too large, but that didn't stop Sony from giving in to their darkest miniaturization impulses with the VAIO TT. Billed as the world's lightest Blu-ray laptop and set for release on October 15th, Engadget received an early delivery of the top-spec VGN-TT198U just begging for an unboxing.
The Sony VAIO VGC-RT150Y was described to us back in September as an "all-in-one high-definition studio", and a look at the spec sheet indicated the company was certainly on the right track. Intel's Core 2 Quad Q9400 processor running at up to 2.5GHz (6MB L2 cache), 8GB of RAM and 1TB of storage in dual-SATA user-accessible RAID array, coupled with a full-HD 1920 x 1200 25.5-inch LCD, makes for a monstrous system by anyone's standards. PC Magazine have reinforced their desk and tried to find where the RT-series' steam runs out.
Sony's VAIO JS series of all-in-one desktop PCs - which were announced last month - has been re-announced for Europe, together with some new spec details and photos. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 processor with 3GB of RAM, a 500GB hard-drive and WiFi b/g/n, the JS1's crowning glory is a 20.1-inch 1680 x 1050 X-black display with an Intel GMA X4500HD video card doing the business behind the scenes.