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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 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 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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