This month and next, Sony’s coming out with a colorful line of laptops that seem to be aimed at hipsters and the youth market, and will start at $1,350.
No, you’re not in a time warp. I’m serious. I said Sony’s aiming a $1,350 laptop at the digerati. This year. Winter 2006. Blu-ray drive (and Bluetooth) apparently not standard. It’s got a 1.66 GHz Intel Core Duo, a gig of memory, and a 5400 rpm 120GB hard drive. And an Intel graphics processor with shared video RAM. Intel! Shared!
This, the same year you’ll be able to buy a perfectly fine, basic WiFi-enabled
laptop for half that price at every big-box retailer across the land
(and over the Internet). This, the same year that Apple Computer’s
MacBook starts at $1,099.
Adding to the weirdness, national retailers will carry only the black
and gray VAIO C models. If you want color, you’ll have to buy direct
There are so many things wrong with this package, it makes one wonder how serious Sony is about this laptop business.