Vaio computer brand returns without Sony's backing

Shawn Knight

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The Viao computer brand is once again available for purchase. Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) on Tuesday officially reintroduced the notebook line after purchasing the rights from Sony earlier this year.

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Ricky Morawski

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Bring back MS Pro Duo!! I found this massive capacity 64MB card in the back of my drawer, I don't even know what to do with all 64MB! Suggestions? XD
 

Jad Chaar

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The only problem with VAIO laptops IMO is the fact that you cannot install drivers straight from hardware vendors (example: nVidia). I wonder if JIP has changed this.
 

bexwhitt

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If that is one of the laptops they are touting with it's offset touchpad and tiny space bar, no thanks
 

misor

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„The Viao computer brand“...
vaio is for sony so I guess viao is for the jip company. :)
kidding aside, it's a typographical error.

Both models are available with your choice of fourth generation Intel Core i3, i5 or i7 processors and can be configured with Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

So yeah, these are essentially the same notebooks that Sony put out except now, they don't feature the Sony name. It's a somewhat smart move for JIP as they're able to put out a quality product immediately and buy themselves some time to decide how they want to move forward with the brand.
smart move. less stickers. one name summarizes it all: VAIO

one thing I notice: did the team responsible for naming sony's previous laptop series derived the name VAIO from video, audio, input, output?
(I think I read somewhere that amd's gpu series vishera and kaveri are derived from indian epic tale characters)
 

Nobina

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The only problem with VAIO laptops IMO is the fact that you cannot install drivers straight from hardware vendors (example: nVidia). I wonder if JIP has changed this.
I have an ASUS laptop and I can't install drivers from hardware vendors also. I think it's like that for a majority of laptops.
 
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YOU CAN INSTALL DRIVERS FROM NVIDIA/ATI AND INTEL!!!

uninstall the drivers that Sony/Asus etc installed when you bought the dam thing and then go to nvidia.com etc download latest notebook driver and run the installer...

Basicly OEMS install a custom driver they vet works well with that said driver it installs a Reg key thats basicly the hardware venders install program finds and then tells you to download from OEM... butif you uninstall OEM driver (can even use DriverSweeper) it will remove this key and the Hardware Venders driver install program then wont find the key and will install as normal,. !!!!!!!
 

Jad Chaar

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I have an ASUS laptop and I can't install drivers from hardware vendors also. I think it's like that for a majority of laptops.
I have a Lenovo and it allows hardware vendor drivers to be installed. I guess it depends on the manufacturer.
 

Nobina

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I have a Lenovo and it allows hardware vendor drivers to be installed. I guess it depends on the manufacturer.
I guess. When I install drivers straight from AMD for graphics card my screen goes black, LED backlight goes off. I asked ASUS if they have plans to update the drivers for my laptop because the latest drivers there are from 2011, they said no.
 

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