Feeds

Middle Earth says hi to Sony's new Vaio

Kiwis peck away at teaser website

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

From the far side of the world Sony New Zealand is telling us that a new Vaio is coming.

It is a countdown webpage saying that on January 9 a new Vaio will be announced that will change the way we look at notebooks, forever. Coincidentally a day earlier, at the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony chairman and CEO Sir Howard Stringer is giving a keynote address there.

Sony Vaio teaser website

There are no product details on the site but you can register to receive them once they're available and enter a contest to win one.

Gadget websites have uncovered a US FCC filing by Sony that refers to two new Vaio-branded devices (photo here) referred to as the PCG-1P1L and PCG-1P2L. PCG is apparently a Sony reference to Vaio-branded devices.

This new Vaio is about 9.5in wide and 4.5in deep, making it smaller than the average notebook, and apparently a clamshell design if what look like hinges in the photo are really hinges. It runs Windows and the FCC filings refer to Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, EVDO and HSPA.

Perhaps this is the new Vaio referred to by the Sony website - if so, for it to truly change our ideas about notebooks, it needs to be something pretty special. Maybe it will have an iPhone-like touchscreen? ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
Chumps stump up $1 MEELLLION for watch that doesn't exist
By the way, I have a really nice bridge you might like...
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.