While ASUS is said to be planning a $200 chrome OS netbook, Sony on the other hand is rumored to be preparing an ultra thin and light, Tegra 2 powered 11.6-inch Chrome OS notebook, most likely with a few more hundred dollars going along with the price tag. Sony Insider lists the following specs:
Sony Vaio Chrome OS notebook specs
* 11.6″ 1366×768 display
* Nvidia Tegra 2
* 1GB of RAM
* 16GB on board storage
* wide keyboard (18mm) similar to Google’s Chrome Cr-48 keyboard
* 29.8 cm x 21.5 cm x 19.9 mm dimensions
* 2.2 lb / 1.0kg weight
* 8 hour battery life
* GPS and Bluetooth at a later date
* Sony apps included with Chrome OS
There’s also another VAIO notebook in the works that looks very interesting but will no doubt be quite expensive and we don’t know what size it’ll be. Apparently there are two parts to this VAIO “Hybrid PC” – one is the notebook and the other might be a dock or something turning it into a desktop judging by the specs. Sony Insider says the non-notebook part reminds them of the Sony Vaio RM.
Sony Vaio “Hybrid PC” specs
* Intel Core i7 processor
* Intel Wi-Di
* SSD or HDD
* No optical drive
* HDMI out (with 3D support)
* 8 – 16.5 hour battery
* 1.13 kg
* Discrete GPU (AMD Whistler-XT with 1GB of RAM)
* Blu-ray R/W drive
* HDMI out
* VGA out
* RJ-45 LAN
* 0.68kg weight
No images available of either products right now.
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Sony Electronics has announced US availability of the Sony VAIO SB 13.3-inch ultraportable laptop series, previously released in Europe.
The 3.8-pound 1-inch thin VAIO SB, sold as VAIO S, is available for pre-sale at SonyStyle.com for a base price of $970.
Sony’s notebook is based on the Intel 2nd Gen Core “Sandy Bridge” i5 and i7 processors and includes a hybrid graphics solution with the AMD Radeon HD 6630 1GB video card, as well as up to 15 hours of battery life with addition of a secondary on-the-fly pluggable sheet battery that mounts on laptop’s bottom.
Sony introduced the Vaio YB series 11.6 inch laptop with an AMD E-350 Zacate processor last month, and the laptop is now available for around $550 in the US. Now it looks like Sony is offering a variation on the theme in Italy. The Sony Vaio YA looks virtually identical to the YB, but it has an Intel processor instead of an AMD chip.
The Sony Vaio YA is available with a choice of an Intel Core i3-380UM processor or a Core i5-470UM chip. It has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display and runs Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional.
The base model of the laptop comes with 2GB of RAM and 320GB of RAM, but it can also be configured with more storage, a high performance solid state drive, and up to 8GB of DDR3 memory. Sony says a standard battery should provide up to 6 hours of run time, while a 12 hour battery is also available.
Prices in Europe start at € 649, or about $887, but that includes the VAT. If and when Sony offers the Vaio YA in the US, it will likely carry a much lower price tag.
Sony’s AMD Fusion Zacate based, 11.6-inch Vaio YB is already available on home soil back in Japan but now it’s just arrived in the US. Sony Style is now selling pink and white models for $600.
That gets you a dual core E-350 (1.6GHz) processor, 11.6″ 1366 x 768 (glossy) display, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 500GB HDD, Gigabit LAN, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, HDMI out and Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit. The standard battery is good for up to 6 hours while the extended battery, sold separately is good for up to 13 hours.
Amazon has a slightly cheaper model up for pre-order, in silver for $550. That’s with 2GB of RAM instead of 4GB and a 320GB HDD instead of a 500GB HDD. Sony.. Green (in Japan), Silver and Pink? Give me black and a matte screen and then I might consider this!
Sony VAIO VGN-FW351J/H is based upon Intel Centrino platform technology.
The model consists of build in devices like wireless LAN antenna, stereo speakers. It is Mid-Size notebook type laptop with Intel Core2Duo T6400/2GHz processor. The data bus speed is 800MHz and mobile Intel GM45 express chipset type. It has 4GB RAM expandable up to 8GB and 320 GB hard drives. The display is of 16.4” TFT active matrix with maximum resolution of 1600×900 Intel GMA 4500MHD. Dynamic video memory technology 5.0 graphic card is installed. This notebook has a web camera of 1.3 megapixels. It has 1 year basic warranty given by the company.
Sony Vaio VGN-NW270F/S has a built in wireless LAN antenna.
The model weights 6lbs with 1.2 inch height, 9.8 inch depth and 14.6 inch width. Intel Core2Duo T6600 2.2 GHz microprocessor is provided with 320GB hard drive of speed Serial ATA-150-5400rpm. Operating system provided is Microsoft windows7 home premium. It has high definition audio speakers producing good quality sound. The display type is 15.5 inch TFT active matrix with widescreen display and maximum resolution of 1366×768(WXGA). Graphic processor includes Intel GMA 4500MHD dynamic video memory technology 5.0 with total available graphic memory of 1750MB. Warranty provided is 1 year. With high class display features and an extended battery life, this product apparently scores high well within the demands.
The Sony VAIO is extensively known for its elegant and stylish look.
The VPC-Y218FX is a new addition in the Y series family of Sony VAIO. The VPC-Y218FX is incorporated with 1.2GHz Intel Pentium U5400 processor and Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD Graphics. The WXGA LCD display screen is 13.3 inch with resolution ratio of 16:9 and 1366 by 768 pixels. This Sony VAIO is equipped with memory of 4GB DDR3, and hard drive of 500GB. VPC-Y218FX offers wide wireless connectivity options like, Wi-Fi, mobile broadband, and Bluetooth. The VPC-Y218FX comes with the 64-bit Window 7 Premium, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter Edition and 30-day trial Norton Security.