Sony SA Series Discussion Sony's next new 13.3 laptop

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  1. sturmnacht

    sturmnacht Notebook Evangelist

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    That is interesting & from the sounds of it, the VAIO Z successor is gonna be impressive. :eek: Unfortunately, the one negative for me based on info from that link is the implementation of non-user replacement batteries. :(
     
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    Wow, this might be it.. I wish they posted some pictures of this thing. My refurbished Z1290 CTO is arriving tomorrow.

    I actually prefer integrated battery compared to the wiggle room of current Z. Also it'll give more space to put higher capacity battery. I hope it'll be priced below $2000.


    Sony press conference will be 5pm PST today.
     
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    I'm actually happy about it. I never remove the battery and would rather they cram a slightly more capacious non-removable battery. Performance over flexibility says I :D
     
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    yessss, this might be the "one" I was waiting for.

    usb 3,0 , beefier graphics & a better processor

    I'll be ready with my american express to order :]

    although the "sealed" battery is kind of a downer, but nevertheless it is exciting!

    does ces start today (wedn.)? I thought it was on the 6th
     
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    I don't see this one as a Z replacement imo. Having both old VGN-Z and relatively new VPC-S, I prefer Z by far. Hope they'll update Z series as well.

    I agree about non-removable battery, kinda let down for me, as if battery degraded you can't purchase new one without sending it to authorized dealer for replacement.

    Any pictures of SA? :rolleyes:

    Cheers,
    Miki
     
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    All the article said was that the "battery is no longer LATCH-removable". It never actually said yet that it wasn't removable, nor gave the details that they were going to be retarded like Apple and implement some sort of draconian battery replacement policy. Let's hope Sony have the sense not to copy Apple for the sake of copying Apple (contrary to the raving by the Apple-cultists, I find Apple are SO backward in many ways). If Sony still make the battery user- removable by screwdriver (while also giving a much-needed larger battery capacity) then I'd support this move.

    On another point, I hope Sony updates the entire Vaio range with a decent set of speakers. For a company like Sony who likes to sell itself as having a good reputation for audio, the quality of speakers in all the Vaio laptops is disgraceful.
     
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    In my opinion, Sony's been getting more 'Apple-fied' over the past few years. The VGN-Z to the VPC-Z being notable; the 'unification' of the keyboard and hinge into a single piece to me is going towards the MacBook Pro design. Though granted, the Z looks awesome unlike the Mac.

    To me, the Japanese-inspired design was at its peak in the VGN-TZ era. It was rather strong with the VGN-Z as well (though not as much), then the TT came out which was a downer for me, then the VPC-Z..... But as I said, that's my opinion.

    I would be interested in knowing how this new battery implementation works. Most batteries work via latches today, and indeed making it permanently built-in does take away that 'customisable' aspect of a laptop (cough Apple-and-its-persistance-to-prevent-users-doing-what-they-want-to-their-own-stuff cough). If it's anything like the X series, well, if that's the case the SA will be most interesting indeed....
     
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    looks like they took down the webpage, oops? :p
     
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    maybe they're refreshing page with some more info/images? Would be nice. :)
     
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