Sony is all set to exit the PC market. While rumors have been baked fresh that Vaio stands sold off, Sony dropped in the official line for once and all. The computer-segment of the giants has been sold off to Japan Industrial Partners. This definitely points to the end of involvement that Sony had had in designs, plans or development of any PC product.
We now hear that the formal deal on this will be sealed next month. The company has not pinpointed any specific reasons for this decision. However, it did hint that immense changes in the way the comp market has shaped up could be a reason that triggered such a move.
With this, we expect the makers to focus on making more tabs and smartphones. On a sadder note, this also means that the company will initiate a job cut across its offices. With anticipation of net loss worth 110 billion yen, this is a decision that might indeed be justified.… Read the rest
Having released the much anticipated iPhone 5c and the iPhone 5S, rumors are going strong that Apple will soon release the all new MacBook Pro line somewhere in October. Though features of the new MacBook Pro have not been confirmed yet, there are several hinted features which are highly likely to be seen in the new MacBook Pro 2013.
What’s in store for the new MacBook Pro 2013?
Apple has powered the iMac as well as the MacBook Air with Intel’s Hawell processor. So, it is highly likely that the Haswell processor will also be seen in the new MacBook Pro 2013. Haswell chips from Intel are known for extending and enhancing the battery life of the device by nearly 70 percent to 80 percent. This converts into 12 hours of more battery life, a feature that seems truly hard to resist.
The Macbook Pro might also get the 802.11ac WiFi which is also seen in MacBook Air. It is also expected to get the PCIE storage, which provides faster and improved data storage.
Though the Sony Vaio may lack in the aforementioned features, it gets touch enabled features. Exceptional audio is also what the Sony Vaio Pro 13 promises. … Read the rest
It’s great time to be scouting the markets for a new computing device, especially now that the brilliant Windows 8 is finally here. Sony has just launched the Vaio Duo 11, a device that can be used as a laptop as well as a tablet, in the Indian market. The Vaio Duo 11 is essentially an Ultrabook which can also double up as a tablet by sliding its display.
The device features a unique surf-slider device to convert from a laptop to a tablet. All you need to do is to fold the display right on top of the keyboard to transform this laptop into a tablet. The Vaio Duo 11 has an 11.6-inch LED backlit TFT LCD display with capacitive touch capability. It is powered by an Intel Core i5 dual-core processor with a clock-speed of 1.5 GHz and turbo boost functionality that can take it up to a speed of 2.6 GHz if required.
The Vaio Duo 11 has 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of inbuilt storage space. It offers WiFi connectivity so that users can browse the internet even when on the move. It’s powered by Windows 8 – of course, and weighs just about 1.3 kg. But the coolest thing about the Vaio Duo 11 is the inclusion of two full HD cameras – one at the rear and one on the front, which can record videos at 1920X1080 pixel resolution. You can pick up a Vaio Duo 11 device from Sony India retailers for a price of Rs. 89,990 from December onwards.… Read the rest
If Thanksgiving didn’t bring as much cheer to you this year, there’s no reason to worry. Sony has just announced special Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on its Vaio range of laptops, even on the latest Windows 8 machines. There’s not too much of a price cut, but you do get free shipping on these special deals.
Sony is offering $50 price cuts on most of its models, including the 11.6-inch screen Vaio E Series with AMD dual-core processor, 4 GB RAM and 750 GB HDD. The cheaper E Series 14 and 15 have been announced with a $30 price cut. But if it’s the Ultrabook you’re lusting after, Sony’s offering $100 off on the Vaio T Series device, which is powered by Intel Core i3 processor, 4 GB RAM and comes with 32 GB SSD and a 13.6-inch display. The T Series 14 Ultrabook, however, has only got a $50 price cut, which is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and has 500 GB HDD and 32 GB SSD.
The Vaio S Series 13 laptop powered by Core i7 processor is now available for $120 less, with 8 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD, NVidia GeForce GT 640M LE graphics card, and of course Windows 8 Pro. You can also pick up the Vaio S Series 15 with a Core i7 processor, 12 GB RAM, 750 GB HDD and a Blu Ray drive for $140 less.
If you’re not too keen on picking up a Windows 8 system, you can also consider going in for the Windows 7 Z Series, which comes with a price cut in the range of $200 to $420 for the ultra-portable systems with SSD storage and Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors… Read the rest