Sony are to shrink the size of their VAIO Y range down to 11.6 inches from 13.3. The new Sony Vaio Y mini laptop will feature an 11.6 inch display with a 1366×768 pixel resolution. Other specs of the laptop will include a 320GB hard drive, an Intel Core i3-380UM 1.33GHz processor, Intel HD graphics card, 2GB of RAM as standard but, can support 8GB of memory. We will also see support for Wi-Fi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1. The VAIO Y will also feature a HDMI out port, enabling you to connect the laptop to your HD TV, as long as it has HDMI ports any way. Windows 7 Home Premium will come preloaded on the netbook.

Unfortunately the laptop will only be released in Japan. The laptop will being selling on November 27th. As of yet the pricing is unknown but, is expected to go on sale for 110,000 Yen. There’s no word on whether we will see the 11.6 inch Vaio Y outside of Japan.


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Sony are replacing their VAIO CS line of laptops with CW notebooks. They will launch in the UK on October 22nd with Windows 7 as the operating system. The VAIO CW is available in blue, red, white and pink. Featuring 4GB of RAM, Dual Core processor and a 320GB hard drive. For the display it’ll use a 14 inch widescreen display with a 16:9 ratio. Other specs include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a web camera, DVD drive and a HDMI output port.

The VAIO CW is also available in black which comes with a Blu-Ray drive.


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Remember the decorated Vaio T designed by Japanese artist Hayashi? Well how about an official decorated notebook from Sony themselves. Over at SonyStyle US a range of new notebooks have been added, dubbed the Signature Collection. The Signature Collection adds a stylish look to various Vaio laptops ranging from the pocketable but not a netbook Vaio P to the Vaio CS range.

As the name suggests, the laptops are part of a collection and therefore limited in quantity. The Vaio TT in electric blue and Carbon Fibre Z are down to 120 left, where as the Vaio P in glossy black and a few other models, still have 1000 left.

The full range in the Signature Collection is as follows;

Vaio P in Glossy Black
Vaio TT in Electric Blue
VAIO SR in Champagne Gold
Vaio Z in Bordeaux Red, Carbon Fibre and Kalidoscope
Vaio CS in Crocodile Brown, Crocodile Red or Crocodile Pink and Deep Violet.

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Yes you read that right, “the netbook but not a netbook” Vaio P from Sony has been hacked to run the Mac OS. Well, kinda. The drivers for the video chip weren’t great in it’s original Windows OS, but InsanelyMac forum members, ryuu123 and maccosmo have solved the problem and posted how they did it. 3D games and apps however can’t be run because of missing drivers. The WiFi, GPS, 3G and Ethernet also don’t work, so currently getting online isn’t an easy task. So while the Vaio P can run OS X, it needs a lot more tweaking before it can be used as an every day operating system. Despite that though, it’s still said to be better and faster than Vista on the machine.

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Over at SonyInsider, they’ve found some information regarding other P series laptops. The Sony Vaio Portable is currently available in the P500 series.  The new model numbers that have been revealed are P710T/B, P710T/R, P710T/G and P710T/w, indicating that the colors of black, red, green and white will remain the same. Two other models listed are the P730A/Q and P730T/Q.  Sony Insider hint that these could be new models with hopefully higher specifications, such as more RAM, bigger storage space in the form of SSD, or even a different processor. As of now this is all just rumour, but we’ll keep you informed of any updates.

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