Sony VAIO News from the Sony Open House

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Sony is currently holding their annual Open House event in Las Vegas. This is an event where every single product Sony sells is on display, from baby monitors to Bravia TVs to turntables. Though there’s little in the way new in regards to notebooks, there are a couple of interesting tidbits Sony announced.

Sony VAIO FZ Splash Edition notebooks

Sony is of course big into the personalization aspect of notebooks and are continually pumping out new lid designs for their various VAIO models. The 15.4" screen Core 2 Duo powered VAIO FZ is the latest to get the fashion spruce up, with the Graphic Splash Expression Collection. Now available is the Victorian lace, flora and leaf design. Check out the pictures of these laptops lined up below:


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I must say that the pink version with lace design looks like it maybe belongs in Victoria’s Secret, it would match some of their lingerie collection lineup well. You can further customize these notebooks with different fonts such as Bradley Hand, Copperplate and Synchro. The notebooks Sony had on display did not have such customizations, but you can visit the landing page for the Expression Collection to see these options and buy the VAIO FZ.


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The VAIO FZ Express Collection is a limited edition with only 1200 to be sold.

Trialware Free VAIO notebooks coming soon

Sony also mentioned to those in attendance that in the next couple of months they will start offering VAIO notebooks online with no trialware installed. We of course all know that manufacturers make money by installing trial editions of software on PCs in hopes that customers will subscribe to the full editions of the software and get a kickback from the software maker. This is annoying to most of us because it takes up storage space and much of the time slows down our newly bought computers.

Here’s the kicker though, right now the thinking is there will be a charge to get a trialware free edition of a VAIO. Sony says it’s costing them money to make a new image without such software, and time is money, I’m sure we can all agree. Somehow I don’t think customers will be sympathetic to this fact though.

 

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