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VAIO returns as a corporation, to offer VAIO Pro and Fit PCs next month

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: July 1, 2014

After being sold to Japan Industrial Partners Inc. (JIP) back in February, Sony's former PC brand, VAIO, is now returning to the PC business not just as a brand but as a corporation as well. Now known as the VAIO Corporation, it will start selling its own VAIO computers, sans the Sony branding, beginning August. Its first offerings are the new models of the VAIO Pro (11.6-inch / 13.3-inch) and VAIO Fit (15.5-inch) notebooks. No word yet on when they'll make these models available internationally. The VAIO Corporation is headquartered at Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. It currently has 240…

Vaio Z and Vaio Z Canvas are first post-Sony laptops

Relevance: 98%      Posted on: February 16, 2015

Sony sold the Vaio line of laptops about a year ago (read: Sony sells PC business; to focus on smartphones, tablets) and now we're seeing a new laptops being announced -- the Vaio Z and Vaio Z Canvas, minus the Sony logo. The Vaio Z is a hybrid ultrabook that turns into a tablet with a 13.3-inch display running a Core i5 or Core i7 processor. They paired it with up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM and up to 256GB of SSD storage. The unique style of the hinge allows the Vaio Z to transform from a typical-looking ultrabook into…

Sony Vaio X unboxed!

Relevance: 89%      Posted on: October 17, 2009

We've finally got a quick review unit of the new super-slim and super-light Sony Vaio X which was launched earlier this week. Check out some more close-up pictures below. As mentioned in my previous post, external ports like the USB and the VGA are the ones that limit the thin-ness of the Vaio X. So unless these ports are made smaller in future standards, I think this is the thinnest notebooks can go. I've put the Vaio X side by side a Nokia E71. While this one is with the smaller pocket-sized Vaio P. I'll be bringing this unit to…

Sony Vaio P: Unboxing Photos

Relevance: 86%      Posted on: February 27, 2009

Sony finally lent me one of their limited Sony Vaio P to test out for a week. That means I should be able to publish a full review by early next week. For the meantime, feast your eyes on a ton of gorgeous photos of the Vaio P. Click on the thumbnails to see larger view.

VAIO’s first-ever smartphone unveiled

Relevance: 85%      Posted on: March 12, 2015

The now-independent VAIO brand has just announced its very first smartphone -- the VAIO Phone. Scroll past the break to see what they're offering as their first venture in the smartphone category. VAIO Phone specs: 5-inch HD TFT IPS display @1280 x 720 resolution 1.2GHz quad-core processor 2GB RAM 16GB storage Expandable up to 64GB via microSD 13MP rear camera Wi-Fi Bluetooth 4.0 LTE 71.3 x 141.5 x 7.95mm (dimensions) 130 grams (weight) 2,500mAh battery Android 5.0 Lollipop The VAIO Phone, (a very straightforward name) reportedly carries a $420 price tag, but is currently open only to the Japanese market.…

Sony introduces VAIO Tap 11 and VAIO Tap 21

Relevance: 84%      Posted on: September 8, 2013

In line with the IFA event in Berlin, Sony has also introduced its newest members of the VAIO Tap family - the Windows 8-powered VAIO Tap 11 tablet PC and the All-In-One VAIO Tap 21. The VAIO Tap 11 is a tablet PC that sports an 11.6-inch touchscreen with Full HD IPS display and is powered by Intel Core processors with up to Core i7 and Solid State Drives of up to 128GB. It is also equipped with an 8 megapixel Exmor RS for PC rear camera, SD card reader, USB 3.0, and HDMI out. All of these are housed…

Full HD 16.4″ Sony Vaio is sleek and slim

Relevance: 83%      Posted on: October 24, 2008

{Live @ CEL Manila} This 16.4-inch Sony Vaio laptop caught my attention at the Sony booth. For the same price as the Macbook Pro 17, you get a slim and sleek multimedia laptop that's to die for. Sony Vaio VGNFW27GUH Intel Core2 Duo T9400 2.53 GHz 4GB DDR2 SDRAM 500GB HDD 16.4" wide (Full HD 1920x1080 @ 16:9 aspect ratio) ATI Mobility Radeon HD3650 256MB Blu-Ray Writer + DVD-RW Bluetooth HDMI output Motion Eye Camera (1280 x 1024) 3 USB 2.0 Memory Stick Slot SD/MMC Card Slot ExpressCard 802.11 a/b/g/n Windows Vista Ultimate What's disappointing is that the standard battery…

Sony Vaio Pro 11, Vaio Pro 13 in the flesh

Relevance: 82%      Posted on: August 7, 2013

This afternoon, we went to the Sony Store to check out some of the gadgets already in the market. The latest Intel Haswell-powered Vaio Pro was already there ad being sold at a starting price of 128,000Yen. The basic configuration includes a Core i5-4200U 1.6GHz processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB SSD storage. That's on top of the full HD 1080 IPS LCD touchscreen display on Windows 8. The units are very light, even the 13.3-inch model, thanks to the carbon-fiber body. Some parts of the design were borrowed from the older Vaio ultrabooks but this one is much thinner.…

Vaio W: Sony makes a proper netbook

Relevance: 82%      Posted on: July 8, 2009

After the pocket-sized Sony Vaio P which they didn't want to call a netbook, Sony is finally coming out with a proper netbook -- the Vaio W. The specs are pretty standard too -- Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0 and a nice 10.1 inch screen with 1366x768 resolution. It's gonna be slightly lighter at 2.62lbs (I think it's going to have a similar form factor as the HP Mini 110). Comes pre-installed with Windows XP in pink, brown and white colors. Price starts at $499 {via Sony Style}.

Sony unveils Vaio M netbook

Relevance: 80%      Posted on: June 9, 2010

Sony Philippines unveiled several laptops yesterday including their new entry-level netbook called the Vaio M. At first glance, the Sony Vaio M looks very similar to the earlier netbook they launched last year, which is the Vaio W. Sony Vaio M126 10.1" display @ 1024x600 pixel resolution Intel Atom N470 @ 1.87GHz 2GB DDR2 RAM 320GB SATA HDD Intel GMA 3150 3 x USB 2.0 Memory Stick Duo/SD card reader WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Blueooth 2.1 w/ EDR 0.3MP webcam Windows 7 Starter There were a number of significant differences between this one, the Vaio M, versus the Vaio W: The…