- 08-27-2012, 03:14 PM #1
Looks like Sony is getting into the Windows tablet game. I thought they'd stay Android because of the Xbox/Playstation rivalry, with all the Xbox badging in Windows 8 (Xbox Music, etc), but I guess not.
VAIO Duo 11: Sony readying a slim Windows 8 hybrid to take on Surface | The Verge
08-27-2012, 05:13 PM #2
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tbh, i don't think Sony can afford to keep doing things like avoiding Win8 because of Xbox/PS rivalry
their TV business is going down the drain fast (Visions doesn't stock Sony TVs anymore because of fear that they'd go under) and their Computer business isn't doing all that great lately, not to mention their mobile division is getting kicked around by HTC and Samsung
their corporate culture has to change within the next two years
- 08-28-2012, 01:11 AM #4
Honestly, divisions in Sony run almost independently of each other, with little cooperation. Sony computers doesn't care about xbox branding in windows 8 so long as they are moving computers. Think of the glory that could have been had the gaming and phone departments concentrated on one device instead of developing the competing and underwhelming Xperia Play and playstation vita products. Our if Sony records and the Walkman decision had cooperated in the early days of mp3 players. With Walkman devices and Sony records has cooperated instead of Sony records trying to keep from going digital, we could have had a legitimate iTunes/iPod competitor.
- 08-29-2012, 12:58 PM #5
Ivy Bridge. Digitizer pen. 11.6" screen. 1080p. This is Sony bringing its A-game. I think it's great looking too, but that's subjective.
Sony unveils VAIO Duo 11 slide-out tablet, Tap 20 portable touchscreen all-in-one -- Engadget
The Tab 20 desktop-tablet-meets-all-in-one-PC is also really interesting. I absolutely could see it being successful as a family-oriented multimedia machine. Shame about the 20" 900p screen.
- 08-31-2012, 12:41 PM #7
- 08-31-2012, 02:25 PM #9
For day-to-day use, a ULV CPU + SSD is as fast or faster than a full-voltage CPU + HDD. So I think the SSD-equipped Duo 11 will do just fine for most people's use.