SOBAX electronic desktop calculator (electronic abacus) was a pioneer among portable electronic calculators. Its name was derived from the idea that this product was (just like an abacus) able to perform complex calculations easily and quickly.
Sony's first 8-bit personal computer, featuring the independently developed Sony BASIC computing language and incorporating a 3.5 floppy drive among other features. Its external numeric keypad and highly compact design were also considered highly attractive features.
Complete with keyboard, this personal computer was designed for the novice user. Eight software programs (running on Sony BASIC) were included as part of the package.
This model led to the popularization of MSX standard personal computers. The HB-53 was priced around 50,000 yen and was nicknamed the HIT BIT.
The UNIX-based NEWS workstation for developers. A 16.67-MHz MC68020 served as the CPU, and this model featured an internal 3.5-inch floppy drive. This workstation was equivalent in size to a personal computer.
This extremely portable Japanese language word processor with external printer featured a 2-inch data disk drive. This product was called the PRODUCE 100.
This product marked the advent of VAIO and was placed on the US market one year prior to being placed on the Japanese. It ran on Windows 95 with a Pentium 200-MHz processor. The dedicated VAIO Space on-screen graphic user interface came preinstalled.
The VAIO notebook was introduced in Japan in July 1997 (one year after the US). From the very outset, the docking station was part of the VAIO notebook package. This model offered superior expandability in a slim body.
This first VAIO desktop model featured Video CD production software and MPEG-based TV signal recording while also sporting a CD-R drive.
First-generation VAIO Notebook 505 featured a surprisingly slim magnesium body. Sales of sub-notebook PCs skyrocketed following the introduction of this model which was lauded for successfully for opening up new horizons for the sub-notebook market.
Equipped with a CCD camera, this VAIO C1 mini-notebook took the world by storm. The first-generation model featured an MMX Pentium 233-MHz processor and a 3.2-GB hard drive.
First-generation VAIO MX series model with integrated stereo. Featuring a dedicated amplifier and speakers, this model offered superior sound quality not normally found in personal computers. The MD slot and decorative liquid crystal on the front were attention-grabbing features.
The liquid-crystal tablet featured a double hinge, enabling the screen to be tilted up to approximately 65 degrees. This device featured a palm rest/keyboard cover in addition to many other innovative features.
The translucent black body was enclosed in an aluminum-tone casing. With the attached aluminum handle, this VAIO was as convenient to carry as a briefcase.
This was the world's smallest and lightest* PC running Microsoft Windows XP. The computers unique design enabled comfortable operation even while holding with both hands.
|(*As of April 1, 2002)|
VAIO Notebook Z, utilizing Intel Centrino mobile technology (designed specifically for mobility), featured a highly-advanced 14.1-inch SXGA+ LCD display (1,400x1,050). It also offered an extended battery life of approximately seven hours during standard use.
VAIO 505 Extreme, was the ultimate mobile notebook. Thanks to high-density IC packaging technology and new exterior materials, this notebook achieved both a lightweight structure and a slim profile, with the front edge of the body measuring only 9.7mm.
Type L moves beyond conventional notions of "notebook" and "desktop" design to offer customers the "all-in-one" Type L. Type L is an invitation to a new lifestyle and designed to blend in perfectly wherever it goes.
|(*As of May 16, 2006)|
Introducing Vaio Type U, a palm-size PC that uses flash memory instead of a conventional hard disk drive. At only 492 grams, this model delivers fast memory access, longer operation, and better shock resistance.
This model is small enough to slip into a jacket pocket or handbag while still offering full-PC features
VAIO W, a new line of the VAIO brand offieing low-priced subnotebook models designed mainly for Web browsing and e-mailing
Eco-edition VAIO W series---Part of the chassis featured 80% (Approx.) recycled material.
A mobile PC incorporating advanced performance such as accelerated startup and image processing, coupled with superior ‘mobility.’