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January 8, 2011

Live at CES 2011: Sony impresses with new all-in-ones, ultraportables and 3D laptops

Sony is one of those companies where you can be pretty sure that when they release something new, it’s going to be awesome.  That was certainly the case at CES 2011, where VAIO Product Manager Kevin Sather showed me just a few of their newest PCs.  In addition to the brand new ultralight Sony Y (powered by AMD’s new processors) that starts at $549, I got to check out Sony’s new VAIO F 3D laptop, which packs a new second-generation Intel i7 quad-core processor and Blu-Ray, and the impressively designed refresh of the multi-touch VAIO L all-in-one

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The VAIO L is the one that impressed me the most; it’s the first all-in-one with a touch sensitive bezel, which means that you can activate different functions like moving back and forward in your web browser, controlling audio and video playback, and calling up the on-screen keyboard, without smudging up your display.  And it has USB 3.0 and built-in Dolby 5.1 surround sound.

All of that new tech landed the VAIO L as a finalist for CES’s “Best in Show”.  Good luck, guys!

I’ll be at CES 2011 for the entire show, meeting with our hardware partners to get a behind-the-scenes look at their newest, most innovative gear.  Keep up with me by following me on Twitter @BenThePCGuy, and let me know if you have any questions by sending me a tweet with the hashtag #askben