There are no active ads.


VAIO unveils three powerful new laptops coming to the U.S. (Updated)

by Jacob Kleinman | January 27, 2016January 27, 2016 10:20 am PDT

VAIO announced three exciting new Windows laptops on Wednesday with powerful hardware and sleek designs. The company, which split from Sony in 2014, won’t actually start selling the new models until at least next month.

At the top of the list is the VAIO Z flip model. This hybrid laptop packs a 13-inch Quad HD display that flips around to become a touchscreen tablet. It also includes an Intel Core i5 or i7 Skylake processor, 8GB or 16GB of RAM and enough battery to last about 12 hours. It launches in the U.S. on February 8 starting at $1,799.

For a little less dough you can try the VAIO Z clamshell model. It features a similar sleek design and specs, but skimps on the display with a non-touch screen and a 1080p resolution. It launches next month starting at $1,499.

Finally, the new VAIO S is a chunkier laptop that packs in extra ports for Ethernet and VGA. It still manages to look pretty good, though, and it’s apparently the company’s top seller in Japan. The VAIO S launches in March starting at $1,100, and comes equipped with a Core i5 or Core i7 chip, 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of SSD storage and a 1080p display.

If you’re looking for a reliable new Windows laptop, VAIO should have you covered. Once these computers launch in the U.S., the company will have a pretty nice range of devices to choose from, whether you want something reliable and simple or prefer to have all the bells and whistles.

Update: The names for the VAIO Z laptops have been clarified.

VAIO The Verge

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...