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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.

Sony VAIO RT-series All-in-One HD Studio

Sony VAIO RT-series All-in-One HD Studio

Sony have high aspirations for their final VAIO All-in-One of the day, the RT-series.  They're calling it a HD Studio, "a super-powerful video authoring PC tucked behind a stunning 25.5-inch HDTV".  The RT is based on an Intel 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; the display itself is 1920 x 1200 driven by an NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT with 512MB of dedicated VRAM.

Sony VAIO LV-series High-Definition PC/TV

Sony VAIO LV-series High-Definition PC/TV

Sony are describing their VAIO LV-series as a High-Definition PC/TV.  Not only is the LV a full desktop media PC, with a 24-inch WUXGA 1920 x 1200 FullHD LCD, up to a 3.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 processor, 4GB of RAM and up to 1TB of 7,200rpm SATA storage, it has an HDMI input so that it can be used as a 1080p display.

Sony VAIO JS-series All-in-One Desktop PCs

Sony VAIO JS-series All-in-One Desktop PCs

Sony has announced its latest series of All-in-One VAIO desktop PCs, the JS-series, which the company envisages being used in kitchens and dens.  Based on a 3.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor with 4GB of RAM, a 500GB 7,200rpm hard-drive and a 20.1-inch LCD display, the JS-series will have optional Blu-ray.

Sony VAIO VGF-CP1U WiFi Digital Photo Frame

Sony VAIO VGF-CP1U WiFi Digital Photo Frame

Sony have announced a new digital photo frame with built-in WiFi b/g networking, the VAIO VGF-CP1U.  Centered around a 7-inch 800 x 480 display, the CP1U has 128MB of internal memory as well as a memory card reader compatible with Memory Stick, SD and CF and a USB port.  While obviously useful for showing digital photos, the CP1U can also display RSS feeds and play MP3s or SHOUTcast streaming radio through its built-in speakers.

SlashGear Week in Review – July 20th

SlashGear Week in Review – July 20th

The budget ultraportable trend showed no signs of slowing this week, as Acer's Aspire One hit US shelves priced from $379.  Meanwhile, sources close to Dell's suppliers tipped the company's upcoming 'E' netbook as carrying a mere $299 price tag, and perhaps even landing as early as next month.

As for grown-up notebooks, Intel finally made the Centrino 2 platform official, and with it the promise of not only faster processors but native draft-N WiFi support and longer battery life.  In fact this week the company had plenty to be pleased about, as they soundly thrashed arch-rival AMD with their Q2 2008 financial performance.

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