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The new VAIO SX12 is a 2 pound notebook with up to Intel Core i7-1195G7

The VAIO SX12 is a compact notebook with a 12.5 inch full HD display and a body that measures 0.7 inches thick and which weighs about 2 pounds. Japanese PC maker VAIO introduced the first version of the laptop in 2019 and released a newer version with updated processor options a year later. Now it’s […]

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The new VAIO Z is a thin and light laptop with carbon fiber body and up to a Core i7-11375H

Japanese PC maker VAIO’s latest premium laptop has a carbon fiber body and a 35-watt intel Tiger Lake-H35 processor. The new VAIO Z is also pretty compact for a notebook packing that kind of horsepower and featuring a 14 inch display. It measures 0.67 inches thick and weighs 2.3 pounds or less, depending on the […]

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VAIO launches SX12 and SX14 thin and light laptops with Intel Comet Lake chips

Last year Japanese PC maker VAIO launched a 2 pound laptop with a 12.5 inch display and an 8th-gen Intel Core processor… at a time when rivals were moving to 10th-gen Intel chips. Now VAIO is back, and this time it’s bringing more up-to-date specs. The new VAIO SX12 laptop is still thin, light, and packed with […]

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VAIO SX12 now available in the US (Smallest laptop with a VGA port?)

The VAIO SX12 is a 2 pound laptop with a 12.5 inch display and a buck-the-trend attitude toward ports. Among other things, it has full-sized HDMI, VGA, and Ethernet jacks, at a time when some other thin-and-light notebooks are going nearly all-in on Thunderbolt 3. First unveiled in July, the VAIO SX12 is now available […]

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VAIO SX12 is a 2 pound, 12.5 inch laptop with Ethernet, HDMI, and VGA ports

PC makers continue to roll out thinner, lighter laptops… but something that often gets lost in the shuffle is an abundance of ports. The new entry-level MacBook Air has just two Thunderbolt 3 ports and a headphone jack, for example, as does the Acer Swift 7. Apparently VAIO didn’t get the memo though, because the […]

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The 2.3 pound VAIO SX14 laptop is now available in the US

Japanese laptop maker VAIO’s latest thin-and-light notebook sports a 14 inch display, an Intel Whiskey lake-U processor, and a compact design: the VAIO SX14 measures just 12.6″ x 8.8″ x 0.7″ and weighs just over 2.3 pounds. Prices range from $1299 to $2299, depending on the configuration options, and the laptop is up for order […]

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VAIO S13 laptop with Kaby Lake-R launches next week for $1199 and up

After launching in Japan last month, the new VAIO S13 laptop will be available for purchase in the United States for $1199 and up starting February 12th. The 13.3 inch notebook weighs about 2.3 pounds, measures about 0.7 inches thick (at its thickest point), and sports a quad-core 8th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake Refresh” processor. […]

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VAIO launches 2nd-gen S11, S13, and S15 laptops (in Japan)

Japanese PC maker VAIO is overhauling its laptop lineup with new models sporting 11.6 inch, 13.3 inch, and 15.6 inch displays. The new models add spill resistant keyboard for improved durability, a fingerprint sensor, a dual microphones, among other things. Unfortunately VAIO is shipping the smaller models with 7th-gen Intel Kaby Lake dual-core processors rather […]

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VAIO Z Mercedes Benz special edition notebook launches in Japan

Know how to make a laptop more expensive? Launch a partnership with a luxury car maker, slap a little extra branding on it and jack up the price. We’ve seen Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Porsche* edition computers in the past, and now Mercedes Benz is joining the club with the launch of the VAIO Z Mercedes Benz Collection […]

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Sony spinoff Vaio is making Android phones now (in Japan)

About a year after launching its first smartphone, Sony spinoff VAIO is at it again. But this time instead of shipping a business-focused smartphone with Windows software, the Japanese company is launching an Android model. In fact, the new VAIO Phone A is basically identical to last year’s Windows-powered VAIO Phone Biz. The only real […]