Now that Sony has spun off its VAIO PC business as a separate company, the new VAIO is back in business. The company unveiled its first new laptops at an event in Tokyo… and they look just like the old Sony VAIO line of laptops.
The difference is they don’t have the Sony name on them… and they won’t be available outside of Japan. Interestingly, they are both available from the Sony store in Japan.
The new VAIO Pro 11 and VAIO Pro 13 are thin and light notebooks with touchscreen displays, full HD IPS screens, carbon fiber cases, and a choice of Intel Core i3, Core i5, cor Core i7 Hasell processors. Pries start at about 120,000 yen, or roughly $1180 US.
The VAIO Fit 15E sports a 15.6 inch display, Core i3 through Core i7 Haswell processor options, an HD or full HD display, and a starting price of 100,000 yen, or about $985 US.
While the new notebooks look familiar, they also look pretty nice. Whether VAIO will sell enough of them to justify expanding the product line and eventually branching out into international sales again remains to be seen.
via The Verge