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Sony promises "revolutionary" new VAIO

updated 09:45 am EST, Mon December 22, 2008

Sony VAIO 2009 Teaser

Sony late this weekend ratcheted up claims for its CES plans by introducing a teaser page for new VAIO notebook line. The page contains little information but vows to supply a "revolutionary" new model and promises to "change the way you look at laptops," suggesting a radical rethinking of Sony's existing lineup and of notebooks in general. The countdown is set to expire on January 9th local time and points to an unveiling on the 8th in the US.

Only one unreleased system has been leaked in recent weeks and may hint at the company's plans; a model so far known as the PCG-1P has surfaced in testing and may represent Sony's promised netbook equivalent, which is confirmed due early 2009. The system is unusually shallow at just 4.5 inches and is rumored to represent a cross between netbooks and more portable devices like the now outdated VAIO UX ultra-mobile PC.

Sony's entrance into netbooks will represent one of the last major PC makers to enter the field, with Apple being one of the few to avoid the field over concerns of price and quality.

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  1. rvhernandez

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    No doubt...

    No doubt it will have a bunch of extra buttons and will be fragile as heck.

    Everyone I've known to have Vaio's have all complained about how the laptops can't put up with daily use.

  1. rmoody

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    Joined: Jul 2008


    true that...

    The only "revolutionary" thing they could do would be to stop adding about 30 s***-ware apps to the OS. I mean it damn near doubles the services that are running! Give me any Sony with a stock OS load, and I can load a clean Windows OS and have it run about 2/3 faster. It's pathetic.

  1. BelugaShark

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    Joined: Aug 2007


    New Zealand?

    Did anyone realize that ad is being hosted by Sony New Zealand!!

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001


    re: true that

    So, it takes all of 1 hour to wipe and re-install the OS without the clutter (which also includes parts of the OS itself) and be done with it.

    You know, like many do when they get a mac, to get rid of some of that stuff that it comes with, chewing up disk space.

  1. SlimGem

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    Joined: Jul 2008


    Wipe and Reinstall ?

    You don't have to reformat a Mac to remove things you don't want. And, Apple doesn't fill their computers with a boatload of c*** to begin with.

    Please don't compare Apples with lemons.

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