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Sony Introduces the Luxurious VAIO | Red Edition

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  1. btarunr

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    Sony is raising the status of its VAIO Duo, Pro and Fit models by releasing a limited number in a lustrous, rich, glossy red. The VAIO | red edition is distinctly Sony featuring exquisite details, extreme portability and speedy performance. The signature red finish is achieved by a variety of painting techniques on different materials, including carbon fiber and aluminum. Multiple paint layers are individually applied and hand-polished, building layer upon layer of rich, lustrous color. To give it that extra glossy finish, a durable protective UV coating creates an extra vibrant sheen with gorgeous depth and richness.

    In addition to premium luxury design, the new VAIO | red edition is fused with the power of Sony's display technologies, exceptional camera quality and audio technology. "Sony has a tradition of designing products built on passion and innovation," said Pedro LaFarga, SVP, Sony VAIO & Networked Products Division. "The new VAIO | red edition is the ultimate in superior PC technology and ensures VAIO users truly experience a level of quality that exceeds expectations. Nothing matches the inspiring look and sheer presence of Sony VAIO Red."

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    Ultimate Performance
    With up to Intel Core i7 fourth generation processors, 12GB memory and 512GB storage, the VAIO | red edition delivers super charged performance.

    Faster boot-up and data access is achieved with Solid State Drive options. The sophisticated VAIO Pro 13, the world's lightest 13.3" touch Ultrabook, is also the first notebook PC on the market to include a high speed PCIe SSD drive, allowing for faster performance than traditional SSD drives. The VAIO Fit 15 offers a hybrid hard drive and an optical drive that reads and writes Blu-ray Disc media.

    The VAIO | red edition also includes standard Sony features such as a full-size backlit and full-pitch keyboard, track pad and instant PC resume technology.

    With NFC (Near Field Communication technology) included across the VAIO | red edition, users can quickly exchange website URLs and enable Bluetooth connections by simply tapping a compatible NFC device to the PCs.

    In addition, the VAIO | red edition features ArtRage Studio (VAIO Duo includes ArtRage Studio Pro), the premiere digital arts software. And for those that want to try their hand at video creation, all models within the VAIO | red edition include VAIO Movie Creator.
    All models are touch-enabled and unlock the full potential of Windows 8.

    The best in Awarding Winning Service and Support
    The VAIO | red edition comes with PC Essentials to get you started with your new VAIO. Our Sony store Premium Service Experts will move your data from your current PC to your new VAIO and perform other new PC services. Not only does the VAIO | red edition come with 1 year standard warranty but we are even including 1 year of protection against accidental damage from handling. On top of all this, you can simply press the ASSIST button to launch VAIO Care software, which allows you to effortlessly install new software and drivers, quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, create restore and recovery media, and connect with a Sony expert via phone, chat or online.

    Pricing and Availability
    The VAIO | red edition is available exclusively through Sony store and online at Sony.com/VaioRed beginning today, August 8th. The VAIO Duo 13 model is available for $2,999.99. The VAIO Pro 13 model is available for $2,599.99. The VAIO Fit 15 model is available for $1,999.99.
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    way overpriced as usual
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    Sony always seems to think their laptops are hot sh*t that the consumer must have. They charge a fortune for a laptop with extremely average specs and a slightly out of the box aesthetic design. I remember the first few generations of VAIO's that came out. They were freaking huge, and the keyboard only took up about half of the actual flat space.
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    I still fail to see how the VAIO Duo 13 is so damn expensive when you can get a TAICHI 31 for more than $1 000 less...
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    Sony is the worst company in Japan, just to let you know...
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    I work part time at a local shop, we got customers who only wanted sony. now the tiachi has wifi problems, the owner practicly needs to sit on his accespoint, and a vaio pro from wich the battary was dead on day 1 :rolleyes: but i happily own a xperia s, since I always bought sony ericsson before. so its not all bad.
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    DO agree with the Xperia S, I have one as well. Although it bricked itself during an update, however Sony gave me a new one for free after I explained what happened :)
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    You'd have to be a fool to pay those prices. Potential customers would definitely be seeing RED. :wtf:

    The only point of interest is the PCIe SSD, which will become the std. for all PCs very soon as they offer even better performance than a SATA based SSD.
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    This is why I buy Lenovo/MSI/Asus laptops. Macs are a special consideration.

    But I really would love to have a Desktop one day
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    Maybe TR should just not post News/PR relating to Sony as far as consumer personal computer products. Every single one of them is embarrassing for them (as far as hardware and cost) as well lacking in innovation. For readers the articles are just fuel for the fire.

    Nothing constructive comes from posting them.
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    The constructive part is that it truly justifies my purchase of a $600 Asus that has an SSD cache and for another $200 will have a Kingston SSD main drive. I have added 2x4GB Hyperx RAM for $79 so, for under $900 bucks I will have everything but an i7, that I don't need. My little i5 ASUS Ultrabook, with an optical r/w-bluray, is quite the bargain.

    Sony, just proved it!

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    Don't be fooled by the i7 branding, that processor is nothing like other i7s (It's worse) your i5 may very well out perform it.

    Notebook check puts the 4650 in a little better light than cpubenchmark.
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    The only differences are, mine throttles to 2.6GHz, HD4000, and it is an Ivy.

    The only thing I desire from the 4650? The HD5000, because I was told I could do some folding on it and my 4000 won't cut it.

    Aside from that? Nothing but a huge price difference and a garish red case!

    My S56C ASUS<:nutkick:>Sony Red Edition

    :D
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