After Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One, the gaming world was excited & then the PlayStation 4 came, and now the world can’t wait. Sony’s unveil didn’t disappoint anyone: from the looks of it, the PS4 is an amazingly powerful machine that will have even the most hardcore Microsoft fans pondering whether it’s time to make the switch. However, for those who missed the E3 conference, you might be wondering what the big deal is. Fear not, we are here to provide you with that information! We’ve uncovered five things you need to know about the PS4. Brace yourself, this console is pretty awesome.
2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year for video gaming and technology fans, with the unveiling of the next generation of consoles. Hot on the heels of 2012’s Wii U, Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One have been unveiled, with full details of the systems finally emerging at the annual E3 conference in June.
If you have still not recovered from the shock of Sony discontinuing its Z series, then it’s time to cheer up since Sony has just announced two flagship Ultrabooks which will surely compensate your loss of Z series. Vaio Pro 11 and Vaio Pro 13 are the two new models each weighing less than the Z series at 1.92 and 2.34 pounds respectively. In fact Sony confesses that it’s virtually the lightest touch screen Ultrabooks ever made. They last much longer on battery life and have an additional sheet battery that promises to double the battery life, giving 14 hours for Pro 11 and 13 hours of usage on Pro 13. Presuming both are faster having Haswell Processors.
Sony makes us lucky again. Thanks for the leaked videos on YouTube; we already knew there was something cooking at Sony’s end. Here we are with the announcement of the new Sony Vaio Duo 13 giving slider another shot. We hope this model becomes a market success after the failure of its ancestor model Vaio Duo 11 which was merely too high in price and had a real poor battery life. Company promises to mend the earlier mistakes and compensate the users.
Rejoice PlayStation racing fans, Gran Turismo 6 has been officially announced for the console at the UK’s Silverstone circuit. If you have no clue what Gran Turismo is, it is probably the world’s most popular console-racing franchise spanning 15 years. The Gran Turismo games have been on PlayStation, Playstation 2, PSP and PlayStation 3.
Sony will be launching a 13.3-inch “Digital Paper” device that will be initially aimed at University students in Japan. The reason for the large size is that it will be the same size as a A4 sheet of paper. The device will allows for PDF creation, reading and annotating. Unlike other readers out there this one is meant to be a replacement for paper and will not have many features that other e-readers and tablets do.
If there is one thing I think I would never try and do it would be opening up or disassembling a tablet. If I would open one up I most likely would never get it back together correctly. Sony on the other hand though it would be a good idea to tear open their brand new Xperia Z tablet. Any tablet would be hard to open up but the Xperia Z is the world’s thinnest 10.1-inch tablet so it is really quite astonishing that Sony decided to open it up and break it down. Check out the YouTube video after the jump.
Unless you’re a mobile tech junkie you’d never know that Sony purchased the half of their mobile phone division that was owned by Ericsson. Up until recently all the design elements that went into their phones were remnants of the previous partnership. At CES 2013 Sony decided to rocket out of the new company cannon with one of the SEXIEST Android options I’ve ever seen. With the manufacturing quality reputation already in place and drive of being an independent mobile option, Sony gives a new meaning to stylish and chic.
Our focus this year for the Sony booth was the Japanese electronics giant’s new line of Android tablets. The Tablet S is a 9.7″ tablet with a unique wedged edge developed as the result of rigorous user testing and feedback. The wedge helps the user better balance the unit by shifting weight to one had without increasing the overall weight of the device. The Tablet P is Sony’s newest design, a clamshell tablet with dual screens. For both, Sony used screen designs from its line of televisions in order to deliver the highest quality viewing experience. ThinkComputers’ Colin Dean speaks with Sony’s Otis Gates about this line of tablets.