VAIO, the former PC brand of Sony, has finally made comeback in Malaysia via Nexstgo. As showcased earlier during Computex 2018, they have introduced the ultra-portable S11 and S13 notebooks that are pretty sleek and ultra-light.
This could be it, ladies and gentlemen. My lifelong quest in search for the perfect work laptop to carry around with me to events may be at an end. What’s interesting is that this potentially ideal laptop comes from a pretty unlikely place.
Remember VAIO? It turns out they still make some really nice laptops that will be making their way into Malaysia really soon. At Computex 2018, I got the chance to check them out and let’s just say I’m stoked.
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4 years ago Sony announced that they were parting ways with VAIO Computer Business and VAIO Corporation was formed to take over the PC business.
From that day onwards, we didn’t see much VAIO laptops around as they were only available in selected markets including Japan. However, this is about to change as VAIO is set to make a comeback to Malaysia very soon.
Microsoft‘s return to the mobile industry has so far been a disaster. Their recent sales figures are abysmal. Plus their latest flagship is far from stellar. Yet it seems the folks in Japan haven’t gotten the memo because here’s VAIO‘s latest smartphone — the Phone Biz — and it runs Windows 10.
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It is now confirmed that Sony is selling off its VAIO Computer Business. The move is said to be sparked by declining PC sales and Sony’s renewed focus on their Xperia smart phones and tablet devices in line with current technology trends.
JIP (Japan Industrial Partners) will officially take over the business and existing customers will still continue to get after sales customer service. Sony will cease all planning, design and development after its Spring 2014 product line up. When JIP regains control, it will focus on consumer and corporate sales in Japan first before considering to expand into other markets.
Sony’s VAIO brand which stands for Visual Audio Intelligent Organizer has been in the business since 1996. They have made their mark with cutting edge design and have been making iconic ultra portable devices which includes the Sony VAIO UX micro computer. Their current offering the Sony VAIO Pro series is also seen as a serious contender that’s even lighter than the MacBook Air.