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Sony offers E Color combos for Vaio E notebooks

Sony offers E Color combos for Vaio E notebooks

Years ago, Dell found that one of the ways to succeed in the computer market was to allow the consumer to customize their own machine. For Dell that first meant hardware customization and then the company went on to offer a number of colors and other designs in many of its notebook lines to choose from.

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Sony VAIO Z and Y notebooks get “Share My Connection” WiFi router functionality

Sony VAIO Z and Y notebooks get “Share My Connection” WiFi router functionality

Sharing a single data connection across multiple WiFi devices seems to be a growing trend these days, popularised by the MiFi mobile hotspots and then spreading to cellphones and now laptops.  Sony has announced that their VAIO Z and Y series notebooks will have a "Share My Connection" (SMC) option, that when turned on allows up to five nearby devices to connect via WiFi.

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Sony unveils new summer line of VAIO PCs [Updated with US pricing

Sony unveils new summer line of VAIO PCs [Updated with US pricing

Sony has announced some new VAIO PCs that will land in Japan this summer starting in June. The machines will fit into the VAIO L, VAIO J, and VAIO F lines. The L-series are AIO machines that come in versions with and without digital TV tuners built-in. The VPCL139FJ/T is what you see pictured below and it has a 24-inch full HD touchscreen AIO machine with dual digital tuners, dual AVC Transcoding, and a Blu-ray drive. It will sell for 245,000 yen and a version lacking the touchscreen is 215,000 yen.

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Sony VAIO P USA preorders today from $800

Sony VAIO P USA preorders today from $800

Sony's colorful new VAIO P refresh has been confirmed for a US launch, and in fact the 8-inch ultraportable will imminently be going up for preorder from around $800.  That's $200 less than the current model retails for, though we're yet to see a complete specification comparison.  Still, the new VAIO P does get an updated range of Intel Atom Z5xx series processors which should hopefully churn a little faster than the first-gen version.

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Sony VAIO P refreshed: 3G, accelerometer & more

Sony VAIO P refreshed: 3G, accelerometer & more

Remember Sony Japan's paperclip-toting teaser campaign a few weeks back?  Turns out, that paperclip is the new Sony VAIO P ultraportable in cross-section; the Japanese company has refreshed its 8-inch slimline notebook, with the new VAIO P getting a choice of Intel Atom Z530, Z540 or Z560 processors, a 64GB SSD, an accelerometer for automatically flipping screen orientation and integrated 3G and GPS.

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Sony VAIO Ultra Mobile device “coming soon”

Sony VAIO Ultra Mobile device “coming soon”

Sony Japan have kicked off a teaser campaign for a "VAIO New Ultra Mobile" that's apparently imminently ready for announcement.  No details on the device itself are given, though there's a cryptic paperclip included on the teaser banner that some are suggesting might be a reference to clipping papers in a tablet-style manner, or alternatively might represent some sort of multi-folding device.

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The Daily Slash: April 15th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 15th 2010

Ah, it's Thursday. We're well into the final stretch, folks, so stay on track! We're happy to have you here with us, partaking in the Daily Slash that we love so much to bring to the world. We've got quite the assortment for you tonight, so we're going to have to get right into it. Hopefully you don't mind. First up, in the Best of R3, we've got some pretty impressive numbers for the Android community; we've got plans for the iPad Camera connection accessory; and finally we've got an internal document that may bring a little extra to a newly official handset. And then in the 'net, Sony seems to be outsourcing their VAIO lineup; Google is bringing the goats back to Mountain View; another report says the next iPhone is definitely getting announced in June; and finally, Boxee loves all screens types.

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