Rumors about two new Sony laptops abound

Mar 21, 2011 by Katie Gatto weblog
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(PhysOrg.com) -- Is Sony trying to out Macbook the Macbook? That is the rumor floating around the tech world today. According to a rumor report, first put out by Sony Insider, the company is allegedly working on two different new laptops that would be ultra-portable, and people are already comparing them to the MacBook Air.

The first is expected to be a thin hybrid portable, that may have the capability to be turned into a desktop machine when docked. The machine, which has been dubbed Vaio Hybird PC for now, is expected to consist of two parts: a thin notebook with an Intel i7 processor, SSD , and an HDMI output with 3D support; and a docking unit which weighs around 1.5 pounds. The docking unit is supposed to have a more powerful graphic processor and a Blu-ray disc reader. There is no word on what this machine would run on.

The second supposedly-in-the-works machine is a Chrome OS-based laptop that would feature specifications closer to a powerful tablet PC rather than those of a notebook PC. It is expected to have an 11.6-inch display, a 1GB hard drive, or RAM and 16GB of storage, with the help of card storage.

Both of these laptops, which the folks over a Insider claim to have seen, but did not share any photos of, are expected to be released for sale at some time this summer. If these rumors turn out to be true this would make sense, since that is also when Google's Chrome OS is expected to be released. No information on pricing is available at this time.

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More information: via Sony Insider

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abhishekbt
not rated yet Mar 22, 2011
a 1GB hard drive, or RAM


Lol! And I thought hard drive was different from RAM!
denijane
not rated yet Mar 24, 2011
I'm more interested on the OS it would use. And will people have the option to change it or they will be considered to infringe some crazy Sony license. Because if I don't have the option to put Linux (and my Linux) on the computer, I don't care how nice it is. And it's about time for Sony to learn the lesson that hardware is hardware and when people buy it, it's theirs!