Sony shows MacBook Air-like Vaio notebook
Eee Pad Slider-style netbook-cum-tablet too
Sony's announcement that it is bringing a pair of Android 3.0 tablets to market this autumn was accompanied - quietly, on the side - by a sneak peek at how it envisages its next slimline notebooks and netbooks will look.
The Japanese giant didn't say much about the machines' specs - it did nothing, in fact, beyond flash pictures of them up on presentation slides.
And here's the "hybrid PC" tablet-meets-netbook, not so very far away from Asus' Eee Pad Slider:
Naturally, there's no word when these items may arrive in the shops - or how much they'll cost when they do.
That said, Sony has of late begun waving "concept designs" around about six months before they're launched as product - last year's Nex DSLRs, for example, and this year's Vaio F and C series. So it's entirely possible these two new machines will be out in the same autumn timeframe as the upcoming tablets. ®
What is with the Sony hatred
I am writing this on a Vaio Z series, that I've had for 2 years and it is brilliant, light, fast, powerful all that junk and not too ugly.
I agree with the poster about always comparing stuff to Apple, if they can produce a full specced laptop with more than 1 port and with BluRay et al and make it that thin, it is going to be so much better than the Air (my wifes current fondleslab of choice.) Making me a much happier husband.
Got to be honest, Sony's stuff is brilliant (the current PSN pleasure aside.)
Can we not get through a single tech article without the obligitary Apple comparison?
I mean, I would criticise comparing tablets to the Ipad, even if it is currently the market leader, on the grounds that articles about Apple's Iphone don't get compared to market leader Nokia, and Apple's Macs don't get compared to market leader Windows.
Yet here we have Windows PCs still being compared to ... Apple.
It's not "MacBook Air" like anymore than it's "laptop PC like".
You definitely haven't heard
about the Sony rootkit, have you ? Man, you're wasting your love and money!
Let me explain
If it's a nice design then SURELY it must be a copy of an Apple product.
Do you see? Do you?
I quite like the look of a lot of Sony products. If only they were a) made by somebody else and b) worked for longer than 18 months.
Do Apple make Windows laptops yet?