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Sony Launching Ultrabook in December Says Intel

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October 21, 2011 10:18:37 PM

YAH 1,000 + for.... HD.. intel graphics :( 
October 21, 2011 11:37:21 PM

Looks interesting.

As long as it offers the same stuff, like a 1920 x 1080 screen (matte, even) and the Power Media Dock which has a Radeon 6650M inside it (you just plug it into the side of the machine), it looks like it's a better option than anything I can think of. And that dock also contains a DVD drive (and I'm sorry, manufacturers, but we still need it). Oh, and did I mention that this thing uses Light Peak?

But why not just release it with an Ivy Bridge processor instead? It's just too close to the release date to bother spending 1500+ dollars on a new laptop with Sandy Bridge in it.

But it looks like the best option of any Ultrabook out there though it's probably going to cost a ludicrous amount of money (i.e. 2500 dollars) for one. I still don't believe the hype that "40% of all computers sold in 2012 will be Ultrabooks" though.
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October 22, 2011 1:58:44 AM

xX_PEMDAS_XxYAH 1,000 + for.... HD.. intel graphics


Exactly my thoughts. There is no reason they can't add a better GPU into them except that the ultrabooks are Intel's idea and they wouldn't let a manufacturer use non-Intel graphics.

Remember the original 15" HP Envys? They were under an inch thick and had ATi mobility 4830s. Talk about awesome, you got the whole package: portability and performance.
October 22, 2011 2:08:30 AM

otacon72So it will be over priced and under powered....sounds like an Apple product.


I've always liked Sony products...their design their build quality. In recent years some of both seems to have slipped but the latest VAIO Z is a nice design...but almost freakishly expensive (to me). I also like Apple products. The most relevant to this article and your comment would be the MacBook Air. How is the MacBook Air underpowered? ...its seems to fulfill its intended role quite well. Overpriced to some, a bargain to others. I think an Ultrabook from Sony would likely be gorgeous and will likely cost more than a MacBook Air. ...its getting late, I ramble.
October 22, 2011 2:45:20 AM

Knowing SONY, this will be too pricey for it's specs. \
I believe that they (the ultrabook people) are betting on the Windows 8 for the solution, and hoping this will be the professional answer to the tablet.
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October 22, 2011 10:08:24 AM

sony's recent external thunderbolt dock idea was good, but their laptops are too costly. ultrabooks might not cost any less than their current stuff.
October 22, 2011 1:22:27 PM

Companies are after the most profit that they can make, obviously they may not be able to make it that product.
October 24, 2011 3:24:07 PM

halcyon said:
I've always liked Sony products...their design their build quality. In recent years some of both seems to have slipped but the latest VAIO Z is a nice design...but almost freakishly expensive (to me). I also like Apple products. The most relevant to this article and your comment would be the MacBook Air. How is the MacBook Air underpowered? ...its seems to fulfill its intended role quite well. Overpriced to some, a bargain to others. I think an Ultrabook from Sony would likely be gorgeous and will likely cost more than a MacBook Air. ...its getting late, I ramble.





UMMMM... what good is a macbook air if it can't play games, id rather buy a thicker laptop with better preformance and longevity. The macbook air has no graphic capability just like these ultra books. Have fun with your spread sheets!
October 24, 2011 4:55:08 PM

xx_pemdas_xx said:
UMMMM... what good is a macbook air if it can't play games, id rather buy a thicker laptop with better preformance and longevity. The macbook air has no graphic capability just like these ultra books. Have fun with your spread sheets!


You do realize that not everyone wants to play games on their computers...right? The MacBook Air is selling like hotcakes. Not saying its good or bad, I know THG's forum members tend to dislike anything Apple. I also know the MacBook Air can run image editing programs and audio editing programs quite well. IMO, the MacBook Air/Ultrabook is typically not anyone's primary machine but an luxury ultralight for those that don't need heavy lifting or that can do their heavy lifting elsewhere.
October 25, 2011 2:41:22 AM

I personally think Sony already does well in the premium notebook category. In fact if I need high-performance hardware in a slim, sexy silhouette the first I think of is Sony.
October 25, 2011 11:37:33 AM

eddieroolzI personally think Sony already does well in the premium notebook category. In fact if I need high-performance hardware in a slim, sexy silhouette the first I think of is Sony.


Makes sense. If you don't want Apple or OSX Sony is your only solution for slim and sexy, IMO.
October 27, 2011 8:19:55 PM

halcyon said:
You do realize that not everyone wants to play games on their computers...right? The MacBook Air is selling like hotcakes. Not saying its good or bad, I know THG's forum members tend to dislike anything Apple. I also know the MacBook Air can run image editing programs and audio editing programs quite well. IMO, the MacBook Air/Ultrabook is typically not anyone's primary machine but an luxury ultralight for those that don't need heavy lifting or that can do their heavy lifting elsewhere.



Not only will games not work.... in a couple of years its obsolete and you have to get a new one. With better graphics it's performance is vastly improved. I'v played around with the macbookair.. I liked the feel of the product it just was to slow for my taste (when compared to something of the same price range..) and for portability, they come smaller and thinner Prices aside.

http://mashable.com/2011/03/16/samsung-laptop/ (samsung)

http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/10/07/adamo.xps... (dell)

I would get my friends new laptop over an ultrabook.... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



October 28, 2011 12:11:49 AM

xx_pemdas_xx said:
Not only will games not work.... in a couple of years its obsolete and you have to get a new one. With better graphics it's performance is vastly improved. I'v played around with the macbookair.. I liked the feel of the product it just was to slow for my taste (when compared to something of the same price range..) and for portability, they come smaller and thinner Prices aside.

http://mashable.com/2011/03/16/samsung-laptop/ (samsung)

http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/10/07/adamo.xps... (dell)


I wonder how well that Dell Adamo XPS and Samsung are selling compared to the Macbook Air, eh? See, they're me-too products. ...and as long as that's what you want, yea. But the currently MacBook Air wipes the floor with both of those, you do know this, I imagine.
October 28, 2011 1:42:46 PM

halcyon said:
I wonder how well that Dell Adamo XPS and Samsung are selling compared to the Macbook Air, eh? See, they're me-too products. ...and as long as that's what you want, yea. But the currently MacBook Air wipes the floor with both of those, you do know this, I imagine.




running windows 7 the macbook air mops the floor (because of its LED keyboard :sol:  ). The qasmio blows away the macbook air( it has LED keyboard too :sol:  ) its 560m can handle almost any program ( expept bit coin mining and wifi hacking). and its sound is soooo good. :ouch: 
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