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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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Sony VAIO Z-Series updated: Core i7, Quad SSD & Full HD display

Sony VAIO Z-Series updated: Core i7, Quad SSD & Full HD display

Sony have outed their latest VAIO Z-series ultraportable, and for once there's no compromise between weight and performance.  Two new models are on offer - the VAIO VPC-Z11Z9E and the VAIO VPC-Z11X9E - with 2.66GHz and 2.4GHz Intel Core-i7 processors respectively and NVIDIA GeForce GT330M 1GB GPUs; they also have Quad SSD drives (in RAID 0 format), offering 256GB and 128GB of speedy storage respectively.

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Sony Vaio W netbook debuts

Sony Vaio W netbook debuts

Sony didn’t leave the netbook fan in the cold at CES this year and has unveiled the Vaio W netbook that is ecosensitive. The new Vaio W has a plastic case that is made from 23% recycled CDs. The reusable carry case the machine comes with is made from recycled PET bottles.

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Sony VAIO TT back from the dead as CULV notebook

Sony VAIO TT back from the dead as CULV notebook

A few months back the Vaio T series notebooks were phased out due to increasing competition from other CULV notebook manufacturers. They have resurfaced again on Sony Japan's wesbite, now they are sporting CULV processors and a slew of other features. While they look the same as ever there is a lot of new stuff under the hood. For starters new processor options: the Celeron SU 2300 (1.2GHz, dual-core), Core 2 Duo SU9400 (1.4GHz, dual-core) and Core 2 Duo SU9600 (1.6GHz) are all available.  The new T series supports up to 8GB of memory and new storage options  include a 500GB HDD or a 512GB SSD.

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Sony VAIO X gets OS X Snow Leopard

Sony VAIO X gets OS X Snow Leopard

There's a lot to like about Sony's VAIO X ultraportable - its indecently-skinny build, the engineering intelligence that went into its design, and its lengthy battery life just to name a few things - but if you're less than inspired by Windows 7 then how about a Mac OS X version?  That's not one of Sony's official options, but insanelymac forum member Asama took it upon himself to throw OS X Snow Leopard onto the VAIO X himself.

To do so he used the hacked together build of Snow Leopard that's been put together for the Sony VAIO P, reasoning that many of the components used in that don't-call-it-a-netbook machine were the same as used in the VAIO X.  Happily it installed quite merrily, though as expected the WiFi doesn't work.  Where fixing that in the VAIO P is a case of taking out the wireless card and swapping in a different one, it's a more arduous task on the VAIO X since so much has been soldered into place in the name of space-saving.

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