Sony's First Ultrabook Targets the Budget-Conscious
July 19, 2012

If you're shopping for a new laptop, you might find the term "Ultrabook" popping up a lot during your research. An Ultrabook is thinner and lighter than a regular laptop, but it doesn't sacrifice such features as a full keyboard, and it uses a different kind of memory instead of traditional hard drives to offer speed and good battery life, so you can use it as your main computer for everyday tasks like browsing the Web and working on documents. After a trend started by Apple's MacBook Air, Windows PC makers

Sony Refreshes Vaio Series Z
June 5, 2012

Amongst a long list of VAIO related announcements this morning, Sony has updated the VAIO Z series notebooks. The big change here, the VAIO Z series will now be powered by third-generation Intel quad-core processors — Ivy Bridge. Of course, the catch with that, the base model VAIO Z series notebooks will still be shipping with a dual-core processor.

Sony Vaio Shows Off its New Ultrabook Laptops and Gesture-Control PCs for Back-to-School
June 4, 2012

Like many other PC makers, Sony is launching its back-to-school line-up of new laptop computers based on Intel's Ivy Bridge processors. These new machines include the Vaio T series Ultrabook (pictured above) and a bunch of other new models.

Now 15 years old, the Vaio line-up is usually one of the closest contenders on the Windows side of the computer market that is a match for Apple in terms of design elegance. This new line-up is no different and continues the Vaio focus on top-notch audio, video, imaging, and software technology.

Microsoft, PC Industry Will Need Windows Upgrade Offer More Than Ever
May 23, 2012

As expected, Microsoft will offer those who buy a new PC in the coming months the ability to get a heavily discounted upgrade to Windows 8.

The news was reported by CNET earlier this month, with additional details, including the cost, trickling out in recent days. Our sources confirm that Microsoft will offer $15 Windows Pro 8 upgrades to those buying a new PC with Windows 7 Home Basic or higher.

Redmond has offered these kinds of coupons with the past several releases, so it is not a shocker.

Sony Demos Wireless Media Hub for its Computers, Smartphones, Game Consoles
May 22, 2012

Sony on Tuesday showed a digital media hub that uses Wi-Fi to connect its PCs, tablets, smartphones and PlayStation game consoles, a product that it hopes will be part of its comeback. The "nasne," which expands on a previous tuner for the PlayStation, is equipped with a 500GB hard drive and inputs for terrestrial and satellite TV. Sony devices can be used interchangeably to remotely access the device and set recording times or stream stored content.

Sony Rolls Out VAIO S/Z Models with Ivy Bridge, Kepler GPU
May 15, 2012

Sony has rolled out revamped VAIO S and Z models with revised internals and external tweaks. The VAIO S is available in two models, a 13- and 15-inch variants. The 15-inch VAIO S is the powerhouse of the two and incorporates an 3rd generation Intel Core i7-3612QM quad-core processor clocked at 2.1GHz matched with 8GB of RAM. The notebook also includes Nvidia's latest discrete GeForce GT 640M LE GPU that will work in conjunction with the integrated Intel HD 4000 GPU to either boost performance or save power

Sony Debuts First Ultrabooks
May 2, 2012

Sony Wednesday announced the arrival of its first Ultrabook computers, part of the VAIO T Series.

Sony Ultrabooks First Seen as Prototypes Now Official
May 2, 2012

Sony has officially released the ultrabook concepts that it first revealed at CES 2012 in January as a prototypes. Now known as the Sony Vaio T11 and T13, the 11-inch and 13-inch (1366x768) ultrabooks will initially arrive powered by Intel's 2nd-gen Core processors as Intel's ultra-low voltage 3rd-gen Ivy Bridge processors are not scheduled to arrive until later in the spring. Both models arrive with in a slim magnesium and aluminum chassis with the option of a hybrid 320GB hard drive/32GB SSD combination or full SSD.

The ultrabooks also sport 4GB of RAM

Sony to launch “nasne” networked recorder and media storage device
April 17, 2012

Sony’s game division plans to launch a new networked video recorder and media storage device by the bizarre name “nasne.” The new home gadget will be available in Japan on July 19 for 16,980 yen, or $211. The device has a 500-gigabyte hard disk drive and will have both digital terrestrial and satellite broadcasting tuners. It’s the sort of new device that Sony’s new chief executive, Kaz Hirai, wants to launch to prove that the Japanese consumer electronics giant hasn’t lost its mojo. You could probably think of nasne as the ultimate convergence device.