Vaio is now a separate company to Sony, but its first two laptops are familiar for more than their name.
Originally $800, this refurbished 11.6-inch tablet includes a keyboard, kickstand, and 128GB SSD.
Sony has today announced a recall on selected VaioFit Laptops due to an internal issue with the lithium-ion battery that can cause it to overheat.
The company believes the flaw exists in the nonremovable battery packs in the Vaio Fit 11A hybrid laptop-tablet, which launched in February.
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Sony will be selling its Vaio laptop business to an investment fund, cutting 5000 jobs and splitting its TV business into a subsidiary. In addition, it will cease its e-reader business in the US.
Sony's new 11-inch Windows 8 tablet comes with a stylus and a free copy of Photoshop Elements.
Stanford University scientists have developed a lithium-ion battery that warns users long before it overheats and explodes.
The move, made because of market demand, "isn't necessarily reflective of conditions in other markets," Samsung said. The company's US presence is unaffected by the move.
A compelling experiment in tablet-desktop hybridization, the Sony Vaio Tap 20 is a great fit for home tech enthusiasts willing to try something new.