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Sony VAIO VGF-HS1 1TB Home Server

Sony VAIO VGF-HS1 1TB Home Server

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.

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Sony VAIO TT Review

Sony VAIO TT Review

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.

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Sony VAIO TT Notebook: Now with 007 style

Sony VAIO TT Notebook: Now with 007 style

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.
 

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Sony VAIO JS Series 20.1-inch Desktop PC now available

Sony VAIO JS Series 20.1-inch Desktop PC now available

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. 

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Sony VAIO TT ultraportable unboxed: Expensively exquisite

Sony VAIO TT ultraportable unboxed: Expensively exquisite

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.

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Sony VAIO VGC-RT150Y 25.5-inch 1080p PC reviewed: Expensive but stunning

Sony VAIO VGC-RT150Y 25.5-inch 1080p PC reviewed: Expensive but stunning

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. 

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Sony VAIO TT opened up & put on show at CEATEC 2008

Sony VAIO TT opened up & put on show at CEATEC 2008

With SlashGear refusing to fly me on an impromptu holiday to Japan for the CEATEC 2008 expo, I'm having to admire things like this dissected Sony VAIO TT from a distance.  On display at Sony's stand, the flagship ultraportable is a masterpiece of shrunken components.

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Sony VAIO JS1: All-in-One with optional Blu-ray & high-def audio editing

Sony VAIO JS1: All-in-One with optional Blu-ray & high-def audio editing

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.

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Sony VAIO TT ultraportable specs leak

Sony VAIO TT ultraportable specs leak

Sony are preparing to drop a new VAIO ultraportable, the TT-series, which will replace the VAIO TZ.  Make no mistake, this is no netbook; according to SonyStyle's VAIO advisor, the four model TT-range will top out with a 1.4GHz Intel SU9400 Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM and dual 128GB SSDs in RAID setup.  The top-spec VGN-TT190UBX also has a Blu-ray burner and HDMI output, and weighs just 2.87-pounds; every model has an 11.1 inch LED screen with XBRITE-DuraView running at 1366 × 768.

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Sony feels forced to release Netbook; budget notebook coming

Sony feels forced to release Netbook; budget notebook coming

It seems to be a somewhat common refrain for notebook manufacturers to first claim the netbook segment is unfeasible and then promptly announce a budget ultraportable of their own.  Fujitsu did it, denying any interest before pushing out the AMILO Mini, and now it looks like Sony will be next.  After the My Graphic Splash event yesterday, Sony's Senior vice president of Information Technology Products Mike Abary let slip that people should "stay tuned" for Sony's netbook offering.

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Sony My Graphic Splash competition winners: Video Catwalk

Sony My Graphic Splash competition winners: Video Catwalk

Earlier in the year, Sony kicked off a competition inviting would-be artists to submit case designs for the company's Graphic Splash notebooks.  The top ten entries were offered up to online voting, with the final three winners not only being invited to NYC for the unveiling of their limited edition notebooks but getting $5,000 too.  SlashGear was invited to attend the catwalk premiere of the three custom Graphic Splash VAIOs; check out the gallery and video after the cut.

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Sony VAIO NS and CS notebooks with Blu-ray option

Sony have announced two new models in their VAIO laptop range, the NS-series and CS-series.  The former has a 15.4-inch display, while the latter has a 14.1-inch; both use widescreen XBRITE-ECO, panels, and both can be specified with Blu-ray drives.  Power in the NS is courtesy of Intel's 2GHz T5800 Core 2 Duo CPU, while graphics are integrated X4500; in the CS it's a P8400 2.26GHz processor.

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