Sony VAIO P giveaway!

By on February 1, 2009 at 1:32 PM.

Sony VAIO P giveaway!

Yes, yes, y’all! Another BGR giveaway weekend extravaganza. Ok, that was a bit much, but we’ve just got a hold of Sony’s latest and greatest (and only, really) ultra-portable on Friday and we’re done reviewing it. What does that mean? Well, a full review is coming soon, but more importantly for you, we’re giving this bad boy away! Want to win this VAIO P loaded with a 64GB SSD? Sure you do! Here’s how you can win it:

  • Send us a picture of your current laptop that needs replacing. (Maybe you’re constantly on the move but have to lug around a 17″ notebook with you, send a picture of that in!)
  • You can send in as many photos as you like, but it won’t increase the chance of you winning
  • Email the pictures to laptop at boygeniusreport dot com to enter
  • Leave a comment that you entered so we can keep track of it. Make sure to comment from the same email address you sent in the photo/s from!
  • We’ll run the giveaway until one Sunday from now, February 8th at 11:59PM ET
  • The contest is only open to residents of the USA. Sorry!

Good luck everyone!

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Sony’s uber-expensive VAIO P netbook revealed

By on January 7, 2009 at 8:30 AM.

Sony’s uber-expensive VAIO P netbook revealed

There it is, folks, in all its glory – the Sony VAIO P picturebook or netbook. Whatever you want to call it is fine. Of course, it’s not a live shot of the actual computer, but a picture of the netbook on a display at CES. Still, you get the idea. The VAIO P has a chicklet keyboard sans-trackpad which makes extra room for the keyboard, and instead uses a little pointing-nub. If you aren’t a big fan of those little nubs (we know we aren’t), it’s nothing a USB mouse can’t fix. So, if you’ve been awaiting the VAIO P because you need a netbook but don’t feel justified unless you spend over a grand, we’ll know all the details by week’s end.

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Sony teases us with a sneak peek of a keyboard and a pointing stick

By on December 30, 2008 at 11:23 AM.

Sony teases us with a sneak peek of a keyboard and a pointing stick

vaio keyboard

Sony’s Japanese Vaio website teases us with a new flash-based advertisement this week. Last week it was a fashionista with a clutch bag, this week it is flashing stills of woman heading out the door with images of a compact keyboard flashed in between. A member of the Pocketables forum managed to snag the two close-up images of the keyboard and the pointing stick. The images reveal a 5 row keyboard with a pointing stick; keeping the rumor going that Sony is planning a smaller Vaio notebook (revival of the old Picturebook?) or a Vaio with a netbook form factor. Sony provided just enough information to keep the hype going but not enough information to reveal anything new. Hold on folks, just a little over a week of rumors before all shall be revealed at CES. Hit the jump for one more shot.

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Sony’s Japanese website hints at an upcoming new mobile VAIO

By on December 24, 2008 at 2:15 PM.

Sony’s Japanese website hints at an upcoming new mobile VAIO

SOny Vaio netbook

Sony’s Japanese website has a new teaser up hinting not-so-subtly that a “VAIO New Mobile” will be coming soon. An evening gown-clad woman pulls a thick envelope out of her purse that resembles the WWAN enabled netbook you may recall as having recently passed through the FCC. The envelope then flattens to reveal a teaser that links to a sign up page for additional information on this new VAIO. With Sony’s New Zealand website proclaiming earlier this week that “the wait is over” and a revolutionary new VAIO is coming on January 9th, we may only have to wait a mere few weeks to see what Sony has up its sleeve. What’s with putting computers into envelopes these days, by the way?

[Via Akihabara News]

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FCC outs Sony’s latest endeavor, a WWAN-enabled netbook?

By on December 1, 2008 at 5:36 PM.

FCC outs Sony’s latest endeavor, a WWAN-enabled netbook?

Sony Vaio netbook

Admittedly “letting the pioneers in the market make the mistakes”, Sony has yet to develop a laptop that fits the “netbook” criteria. The times may be a changin’ as a photo of a netbook sized Sony Vaio laptop have appeared on the FCC. The notebook, sporting the model numbers PCG-1P1L and PCG-1P2L, is guesstimated to be about 9.5 x 4.5 inches, placing it directly in between the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 (9.13 x 6.7) and the HP Mini 1000 (10.3 x 6.56). The FCC documents also reveal test results for Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and both EV-DO and HSPA data courtesy of Qualcomm’s Gobi chipset. Lastly, a close look at the FCC label indicates that these notebooks/netbooks will run some flavor of Windows. No specs on the processor or other internal components but the prospect of a future netbook-style Sony Vaio looks promising. 

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Sony announces VAIO JS pricing, sets sights on iMac business

By on October 7, 2008 at 4:26 PM.

Sony announces VAIO JS pricing, sets sights on iMac business

Ladies and gentlemen, say hello to the Sony VAiMac. Wait no, sorry – the Sony iVAIO? No no, it’s actually called the Sony VAIO JS. All joking aside, Sony has just announced the pricing on its latest creation and its price points are almost directly in line with Apple’s 20″ iMacs, the VAIO JS really is impressive on paper. The VAIO JS PC / display combo box will be available in two models as follows:

VAIO JS190 – $1499.99

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (3.0GHz, 6MB L2 Cache)
  • 20.1″ XBRITE-HiColor LCD
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • 4GB DDR2 RAM
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • Integrated Blu-ray player
  • Integrated Bluetooth

VAIO JS130 – $1099.99

  • Intel Core 2 Duo (2.5GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
  • 20.1″ XBRITE-HiColor LCD
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • 4GB DDR2 RAM
  • 500GB hard drive
  • Integrated 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • Available in black, silver and pink

Ok seriously, a 20.1″ all-in-one box with a 3.0 GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and Blu-ray for $1500? Where do we sign? The VAIO JS is already live on Sony’s site where is states that units will begin shipping in “early October”.

[Via gadget lab]

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