Vaio is now a separate company to Sony, but its first two laptops are familiar for more than their name.
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.
This hybrid can shift between laptop, tablet, or kiosk modes, and includes a copy of Photoshop Elements 12.
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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.
Sony adds an inch and cleans up the design of the newest Tap 21 tabletop PC.