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CES 2010: Sony's Booth Coverage

CES 2010: Sony's Booth Coverage


Sony's VAIO and Reader

Sony's VAIO and Reader

Sony's VAIO did not get an extensive refresh with newer Intel Arrandale processors yet from what we saw. There were two new models and a new mini notebook (or netbook as the rest of the world calls them) on display, with the F-series VAIO looking very promising as a desktop replacement system. The Z-series meanwhile continues Sony's tradition of extremely light, carbon fiber designs that are very good for business users but at a price. But first, the new eco-friendly, Pinetrail based Sony mini notebook.

First doesn't always guarantee winning the race. See Apple for the MP3 market and now Amazon for e-book readers. These 'upstarts' have taken the market by storm, generating more interest and increasing the user base. Sony's Reader faces an uphill task here and while it appears the Sony will soldier on admirably with new content deals and a recent 3G wireless model, the Reader Daily Edition, it's hard to see it regaining the mind share among consumers. The good news is that with the entry of newer players, the e-book reader market is quite fluid and who will ultimately emerge as the king is anyone's guess.