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Sony intros 11.6-inch Vaio Y with low-voltage Core i3

By Matthew ยท 11 replies
Nov 10, 2010
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  1. First emerging in January as a 13.3-incher, Sony has shrunk its Vaio Y series to 11.6 inches, putting it in the same category as Apple's smallest MacBook Air and Lenovo's new IdeaPad U260. The new VPCYA19FJ is among only a few Windows-based Air alternatives, though it's not quite as compact, measuring 1.24 inches thick and weighing 3.2lbs.

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  2. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Evangelist Posts: 384   +138

    Oh yeah, another MacBook Air competitor. Go Sony!
  3. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 786   +172

    $1, 350 for that? It seems like these companies are completely copying Apple, charging huge fees for portability. For a few more pounds in weight you can have a laptop that wont struggle opening MS word at half the cost... Plus shouldn't these companies be trying to under price Apple to incise people to buy, but now because of Apple things costing a lot mean there automatically better, thanks apple.
  4. Matthew

    Matthew TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,270   +104

    Sony has charged a premium for as long as I can remember, and the price isn't official.
  5. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,116   +13

    I hate apple and there inflated prices and it seems all other companies are following suit i hate it but times are just going to get worse from here on.
  6. I can purchase a similar product from a different manufacturer at half the price. The price on this is going to drop fast.
  7. uttaradhaka

    uttaradhaka TS Rookie Posts: 53

    1350 bucks and no discrete graphics chip. What is Sony up to?

    This laptop would have flown off the shelves if it was more in the range of 800 bucks.

    Overpriced and underpacked. Well done Sony, go ahead and follow Apple.
  8. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,929   +15

    Well the Core i3 has graphics built into the CPU die, so no graphics chip needed on the northbridge / motherboard frontier. But this is pricey indeed, $1,000 would have been high to start with. Sony do make great laptops that last and last however.
  9. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,653   +318

    Heavier than the MacBook Air, crappy Intel integrated graphics and a higher price.
  10. waterytowers

    waterytowers TS Booster Posts: 116   +17

    Sony has always charged these prices, nothing has changed. Apple and Sony always charge a premium because they provide a specialist solution. Apple promises integrated everything and minimises the crap add-ons that come with the standard Windows systems, while Sony promises a better build quality and often have high end features. Look at the Sony Z series 13 inch, it has a FHD screen an i7 processor and quad SSD's and people pay for it. In Australia the 13 inch Z series costs $4,000.
  11. blimp01

    blimp01 TS Enthusiast Posts: 144

    How much does that i3 use? im guessing like 0.5 Volts
  12. fritz123

    fritz123 TS Rookie Posts: 56

    imo the price isnt really worth it. it cant compete. they lost me at integrated graphics. with those specs, it should have a much lower price. im not saying the macbook air isnt overpriced but whatever you save in energy costs, you end up paying for the crappy laptop specs. again... not worth it.

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