Life after Sony: Vaio exhibits off hybrid laptop computer prototype
Lenovo proved that its attainable to purchase an undesirable enterprise (PCs) from an enormous firm (IBM) and switch it an enormous success. After shopping for Sony’s moveable PC enterprise, Vaio is hoping for a similar and simply revealed its first prototype: a 12.three-inch hybrid pill that may value no less than 200,000 yen ($1,800). That is the primary prototype it created with none Sony affect (although it nonetheless sells Sony’s present fashions) and the Japanese firm has proven it is taking a totally totally different tack than Lenovo.
Slightly than compete in a crowded market — which sunk Sony — Vaio is courting illustrators, photographers and different execs. That might clarify the worth and specs: a 12.three-inch 2,560 x 1,704 (three:2) pen-enabled show, stylus and Intel Haswell quad-core CPU with Iris graphics. Vaio advised the WSJ that it is following Panasonic’s lead in Japan by providing excessive-finish, sturdy fashions that the appropriate customers are prepared to pay for. It is going to check that concept quickly, however in Japan just for now — the primary all-new merchandise are set to reach in Might of subsequent yr.