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New VAIOs Made of Carbon Fiber

CmdrTaco posted more than 8 years ago | from the i-feel-pretty-so-pretty dept.

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Shawnzyoo noted that Sony has released their new series of VAIO TX laptops. In order to make them stronger/lighter/thinner, they are now made of carbon fiber. No plans to release it in the US yet, so start learning Korean if you want this one.

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Learn Korean? (1, Interesting)

Nuclear Elephant (700938) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826149)

No plans to release it in the US yet, so start learning Korean if you want this one.

Are there people really walking around with the Korean version of Windows running on their laptops simply because they bought it in Korea? What's the Korean word for fdisk?

Re:Learn Korean? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826227)

ae-p dis-k.

Re:Learn Korean? (1)

darkitecture (627408) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826248)

Are there people really walking around with the Korean version of Windows running on their laptops simply because they bought it in Korea? What's the Korean word for fdisk?
I'd imagine it was a reference to the fact that you'd have to speak Korean to successfully order it from a Korean retailer/website, rather than language problems using the OS.

Re:Learn Korean? (1)

Nuclear Elephant (700938) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826265)

I'd imagine it was a reference to the fact that you'd have to speak Korean to successfully order it from a Korean retailer/website, rather than language problems using the OS.

Isn't that what Babelfish is for?

Re:Learn Korean? (3, Funny)

darkitecture (627408) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826312)

Isn't that what Babelfish is for?

If you want to order a laptop and end up with six low-grade pairs of headphones and a guide to haircare written by Kim Jong-il, sure!

Re:Learn Korean? (5, Interesting)

kromozone (817261) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826315)

Most Koreans can't understand anything babelfish says. It's complete unintelligible gibberish to them. Korean->English can be equally nightmarish. Most Koreans don't follow traditional rules for word separation, so the system can't figure out where the words end. In addition, hangul uses a very limited range of pronunciation whereas as its parent language, Chinese, has a variety of different inflections. As such, each Korean character has up to 50 or 60 different meanings. I can get by with most stuff, even technical documents, but talking to a University age student on the Internet is excruciatingly painful. It's like they all use some hyper-evolved form of leet-speak where you can't use spaces.

Re:Learn Korean? (3, Funny)

Nuclear Elephant (700938) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826611)

Most Koreans can't understand anything babelfish says

So this is an entirely different Slashdot article now. Ask Slashdot: Can you successfully order a laptop from Korea without actually speaking Korean? I would like to see some of the creative solutions people come up with.

Re:Learn Korean? (5, Funny)

Nuclear Elephant (700938) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826286)

The two biggest mysteries of the world: How morons get modpoints, and how a first post can get marked as redundant.

Re:Learn Korean? (2, Funny)

saigon_from_europe (741782) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826381)

I agree those thing are unresolved misteries: for instance, I need mod-point now to mod you up, but I have none.

Re:Learn Korean? (-1, Troll)

rubycodez (864176) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826411)

'cause only a moron runs Windows on a laptop anyway. Anyone with brains is going to blow away that Microsoft supplied glorified program loader, and install a real operating system

Re:Learn Korean? (4, Insightful)

MaestroSartori (146297) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826556)

Now straying dangerously offtopic, but if the first post just regurgitates a bit of the summary (or article) then surely it could be redundant? :)

Re:Learn Korean? (5, Informative)

ducleotide (656390) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826299)

the sony website [sonystyle.com] is taking pre orders, i'm guessing it'll be released in the US soon.

Re:Learn Korean? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826393)

It's Japanese and has been available there for a while, someone who just saw them in Korea recently decided to post it to slashdot methinks.

http://www.jp.sonystyle.com/Style-a/Product/T/inde x.html [sonystyle.com]

Re:Learn Korean? (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826613)

Good luck to change the keyboard of a laptop...

Why not japanese? (1)

3.5 stripes (578410) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826151)

Is korean easier to learn or something?

Re:Why not japanese? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826165)

Actually, it is MUCH, MUCH easier.

Argh! (1)

bensyverson (732781) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826178)

People mixing up major Asian cultures is a massive pet peeve.

Re:Why not japanese? (1)

middlemen (765373) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826201)

It's the beautiful Korean chics in the picture man. That is why you need to learn Korean.

Re:Why not japanese? (1)

karvind (833059) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826244)

It's the beautiful Korean chics in the picture man. That is why you need to learn Korean.

Amen !

Re:Why not japanese? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826334)

but in korea only old people use plastic sheslls and no white LcD
yet in japan they are slow for tech

Re:Why not japanese? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826355)

Because its not being released in Japan. It's being released in Korea. Sheesh.

Actually... (1)

BJH (11355) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826453)

...it's already been released in Japan.

korean? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826157)

Ummm. Kim-chee?

korean? (0, Redundant)

middlemen (765373) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826158)

Why learn Korean? I thought Sony was Japanese !! Or do they now make everything in Taiwan ?

Re:korean? (2, Informative)

gunpowda (825571) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826198)

First line of TFA:
Sony Korea announced two new VAIO TX series notebooks...

Re:korean? (1)

CoderBob (858156) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826232)

Components... American components, Russian Components, ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!

DEAR MODS: (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826434)

Mod parent down -1 Armageddon reference.
Mod my post +5, Disses Armageddon reference. Then mod my post +5 Funny, -1 Troll, -1 Overrated, -1 Flamebait, and -43 Addressed post to moderators.

That is all.

Re:korean? (1)

FidelCatsro (861135) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826488)

I heard that those little "Made in America " stickers were also made in Taiwan* .

*The above statement was made up on the spot

Re:korean? (1)

darkitecture (627408) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826279)

Why learn Korean? I thought Sony was Japanese !! Or do they now make everything in Taiwan ?

Read TFA man. It's Sony Korea who have released it, hence Korean. Not to mention that last time I was in Taiwan (read: Republic of China), they spoke Mandarin Chinese, not Korean or Japanese.

afdgadfgqtqregadg (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826168)

gefrankel porst murkel

100% Marketing (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826170)

Stonger, lighter, smaller my ass - it's all about execs who want to say 'I have that new Carbon Fiber laptop!'

Re:100% Marketing (1)

Shanep (68243) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826304)

Stonger, lighter, smaller my ass - it's all about execs who want to say 'I have that new Carbon Fiber laptop!'

The new Acer Ferrari 4000? [mobilemag.com]

Who cares about NA, is it available in Japan ??? (1, Redundant)

gorim (700913) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826171)

I am quite surprised the article didn't even touch on this, since Sony is a Japanese company. Would this really be released in S.Korea first ?

Re:Who cares about NA, is it available in Japan ?? (2, Informative)

siufish (814496) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826226)

RTFA: This new VAIO TX series will be introduced to the market in Korea this year. We only dream to see these in North America sometime soon. I suppose it's not in North Korea...

Maybe the article says that... (2, Informative)

BJH (11355) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826563)

...but it was presumably written by someone only familiar with Sony Korea, as Sony (the Japanese parent company) has already released the same model [sony.co.jp] in Japan.

About time we had a Texas laptop (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826175)

Bush must be happy.

One word... (1)

oringo (848629) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826177)

Drooling... I like the AV feature, which makes those laptops true replacement for portable DVD/CD players.

Re:One word... (2, Insightful)

LikwidFlux (924068) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826412)

Except for the price concern. Not all people need the functionality of a laptop and would rather spend a grand less and get a cheap portable DVD player.....

Re:One word... (1)

PalmKiller (174161) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826456)

The av feature is nothing new of course, my several year old laptop has that feature (minus the movie part, it dont have a dvd player though), the only thing new is the carbon fiber body

Re:One word... (1)

wpiman (739077) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826465)

In addition, Vaio TX series are equipped with AV mode button. This AV mode button makes the instant Mode available in 12secs without any booting process. It enables the user to watch pictures or movies and listen to music without booting Windows.
Funny- I have a Vaio that is a year old and I watch pictures, movies, and listen to music all without booting windows too.
Now, if we could get that button to work with Linux- you'd have a product.

Re:One word... (1)

oringo (848629) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826548)

Keep word: without booting Windows
Hence it's probably an onboard dvd decoder chip with access to the sound system. You don't need an OS, period.

TMM FP (-1, Offtopic)

MyLongNickName (822545) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826179)

I would like to find out what happened to TMM. His address was publically posted. Did someone off him because of FP jealousy? We need an in depth investigation. Pull everyone off the Rove case. We have a REAL crime afoot here.

Re:TMM FP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826270)

Well, he did have many enemies [slashdot.org] .

Re:TMM FP (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826507)

And even more fans [slashdot.org] .

Re:TMM FP (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826294)

I'm assuming you are referring to this post [slashdot.org] .

Just confirms my suspicions that the TMM phenomenon was really just a cabal of mods. Good riddence!

safe? (1, Interesting)

donour (445617) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826189)

Isn't carbon fibre both flammable as well as electrically conductive?

Re:safe? (1)

Nuclear Elephant (700938) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826215)

Isn't carbon fibre both flammable as well as electrically conductive?

It was marketed on an upbeat as "planned obsolescence-friendly".

Re:safe? (4, Insightful)

CausticPuppy (82139) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826395)

Isn't carbon fibre both flammable as well as electrically conductive?

If it was flammable, it would certainly be a very poor choice for constructing race cars.

As for electrical conductivity, it wouldn't be any more of an issue than metal notebook casings which are already widely used.

Re:safe? (1)

donour (445617) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826460)

Actually I believe it _is_ flammable and _I_ build race cars out of it. (http://me.unm.edu/~fsae/teams/2005/ [unm.edu] ). However, my mind blanked and I forgot how high the temperature has to be before it will oxidize.

Re:safe? (1)

hcob$ (766699) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826410)

Isn't carbon fibre both flammable as well as electrically conductive?


So is plasitc if you apply a large enough voltage (see OLEDs).

Re:safe? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826529)

Carbon fibre is neither flammable or electrically conductive - (carbon doesn't burn) Example: CO2 fire extinguishers

Re:safe? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826589)

You are stupid beyond words. Mere english words are not enough to describe the vacuum flask you carry on your shoulders.
Jesus fuck you're stupid. OF COURSE CARBON BURNS. Ever have a charcoal barbecue, dumbass? CO2 *IS* burnt carbon!
Guess what!? DIAMONDS burn too!

In Korea... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826194)

>>>start learning Korean if you want this one

In Korea, carbon fiber is for old people.

Re:In Korea... (2, Funny)

Shanep (68243) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826347)

In Korea, carbon fiber is for old people.

Do I detect a new /. inspired cliché or am I late to this one?

Carbon Fiber? (0, Troll)

jamesgamble (917138) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826200)

It may make them lighter and stronger, but does it make them cooler and cheaper?

Re:Carbon Fiber? (5, Funny)

hsmith (818216) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826251)

it makes it faster by 1ghz, just from the carbon fiber alone

Re:Carbon Fiber? (1)

F_Scentura (250214) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826328)

I hear the Vaios come with stickers and nawwwws.

I live my life a quarter-terabyte at a time, nothing else matters.

Re:Carbon Fiber? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826447)

I thought Carbon Fiber only did that to old Hondas?

I'll Let Them Try It First (4, Interesting)

Comatose51 (687974) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826205)

Carbon fiber is used fairly extensively in cycling and we've learned a few things about it. They have lower heat tolerance and abrasion resistance than metal. I'm not sure if those are qualities you want in a laptop which tend to get hot and rub against the table.

Re:I'll Let Them Try It First (3, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826266)

Early Thinkpads, starting with the Thinkpad 700c and including most 7-series models until the 770z, had carbon fibre cases as well as lids. It's strong and light, but metal inserts (like screw anchors) in carbon fibre tend to pop out easily with very little force. Overall, a well-designed ABS case is probably just as good at a fraction of the cost.

Re:I'll Let Them Try It First (4, Funny)

blair1q (305137) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826363)

All my PCs are coated in plastic.

I for one welcome our carbon-fiber overshells.

How is this different than the CF TX for NA? (5, Informative)

cullman (29958) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826210)

Re:How is this different than the CF TX for NA? (1)

MaceyHW (832021) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826477)

Here'sThe product page [sonystyle.com] which discusses the use of "carbon fiber and composites".

Re:How is this different than the CF TX for NA? (1)

CommanderData (782739) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826528)

I looked at these about a month ago. Do you have any source for your info stating they will be available next week? All I get when I try to buy one is a "Preorder" offer that tells me "Shipping date not available. We will notify you by email when this product has shipped."

Would love to get one, small lightweight laptops are the road warrior's best friend!

Written by a monkey? (1)

dj245 (732906) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826216)

Was it written by a monkey?

Comparing with other existing T series notebooks, these VAIOs become twice as strong in endurance and the weight, only in 1.24-1.26kg, 30%lighter than before. The display panel thickness is only 4.5mm. Their design and color is are also very special

And that is half the article...

Re:Written by a monkey? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826256)

It could have been worse... At least they didn't say "All your case are belong to us!"

Re:Written by a monkey? (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826377)

They set up us the carbon!

Keyboard is Korean (2, Informative)

Dj-Zer0 (576280) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826220)

Guys

Maybe you need to fdisk and replace the keyboard.. or stick some stickers along to make the keys english. Not that you need to but makes it easier at times

Re:Keyboard is Korean (2, Informative)

Barnoid (263111) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826281)

Dude, have you ever seen a Korean keyboard? Probably not.
It looks exactly as an English one, except that the Korean keys are printed in the lower right corner of the keys and it features an additional 'Korean/English' input mode key between Space and Alt Gr.

"AV mode"? (1)

hotspotbloc (767418) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826228)

Besides the very cool carbon fiber case the TX also has an "AV mode" that allows users to play music without booting to MS Windows. Does anyone know what OS they're using for the AV mode and could it be replaced with a really thin version of GNU/Linux?

It seems that other than Apple and IBM, Sony is one of the few companies that turn out real innovations in their laptops while others are happy with "paint on performance".

Re:"AV mode"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826309)

A version of Linux wouldn't work as well/easy as the mfgr shipped one.

Re:"AV mode"? (2, Informative)

jandrese (485) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826332)

If it's anything like the latest Asus motherboards, the whole media player thing is handled in the BIOS. All it does is turn on the sound card, set the mixer settings to something reasonable, and send a "play start" command to the CD-ROM. It doesn't need an OS because it's not doing anything sophisticated. The whole thing is probably 200 bytes or so, and most of that is the interface.

Re:"AV mode"? (1)

Shanep (68243) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826389)

Does anyone know what OS they're using for the AV mode and could it be replaced with a really thin version of GNU/Linux?

It may already be. I've seen other notebooks with this feature and I remember one was noted as being Linux (Samsung?).

It seems that other than Apple and IBM, Sony is one of the few companies that turn out real innovations in their laptops while others are happy with "paint on performance".

Sony certainly did not innovate that idea. It's been around for a while now and my only 2 month old VAIO comes with integrated media software which is kinda dodgy and far from intuitive even with the supplied remote (VGN-A49GP). Thankfully it runs FreeBSD very nicely with the awesome display.

Electrical properties (4, Interesting)

asadodetira (664509) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826234)

I'd like to point out that using carbon fibers or nanotubes in consumer electronics has electrical advantages. Using a conductive filler you can achieve electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection or electrostatic dissipation (ESD). Other conductive fillers such as carbon black or metallic powders would work but due to the small aspect ratio of the particles they require large amounts, and this degrades the mechanical properties of the polymer. Some more infomration here http://www.patagon.8m.com/equations/cnt.html [8m.com]

Re:Electrical properties (1)

ficken (807392) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826368)

Yes, but when was the last time someone considered EMI when purchasing a laptop? And couldn't the conductive fillers be added to polymer shells as well?

That is some good information though...

Re:Electrical properties (1)

asadodetira (664509) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826586)

That's true. But more interference protection could be a good idea, for example some devices might be certified to use in an airplane. Electrostatic dissipation might also help prevent static discharges frying sensitive chips.

Oh man... (2, Interesting)

Shanep (68243) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826235)

I just dropped $5k AU on a VAIO VGN-A49GP about 2 months ago. I bought it for the spectacular display (17" 1920x1200), but I am a little disappointed with it feeling a little flimsy after not much use. Even the silver paint on the palm rests is already wearing off and showing the black plastic underneath.

Metal or carbon fiber would have been nice, especially at this price point and size.

Re:Oh man... (1)

frank378 (736832) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826490)

I bought a Sony Vaio because I was impressed with thier video and audio equipment I already owned. I had several problems with it and in each case the (automated?) reply from the "support" group was "please reinstall WinME". Needless to say I will not be buying any more Sony computers in my lifetime.

Only one question (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826262)

Does it run Linux ?

What's made of carbon fiber? (1)

xenotrout (680453) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826272)

Uh...what part is made of carbon fiber? Obviously the previously plastic shell, obviously not the circuitry. I expect this information hard to come by, but is there any other part made of carbon fiber? Fan blades? Possible, but unlikely. internal structural elements usually made of metal or plastic? Seems like something that might be overlooked (or not make much difference). Interesting that the images in the article don't have that usual carbon fiber look. I thought they would use this as a marketing thing as much as anything else...

Re:What's made of carbon fiber? (1)

F_Scentura (250214) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826448)

"I expect this information hard to come by, but is there any other part made of carbon fiber?"

I sincerely doubt that anything but the case is made of carbon fiber.

Old trick. Asus has been making them out of CF (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826318)

http://tinyurl.com/dazrt [tinyurl.com]

They had a couple other ones, that dont appear to be available anymore.

Anyway, it's not a new thing.

This is already in Japan - it's the Type T VAIO (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826319)

This was out in Japan first - it's the Type T VAIO.

http://www.jp.sonystyle.com/Style-a/Product/T/inde x.html [sonystyle.com]

Depending on how good your Japanese is, they do say it is made of multi-layered carbon fibre.

Yet another reason not to put it on your lap... (1)

lividdr (775594) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826326)

Carbon fiber is used a lot in cycling parts exactly because it is very strong and light. However, as soon as the fiber weave is compromised... *SPROING*! I was behind a guy when his fiber seatpost blew. It looked quite painful.

Re:Yet another reason not to put it on your lap... (5, Informative)

CottonEyedJoe (177704) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826582)

When carbon composites fail, they do so spectacularly, as opposed to Al, steel or Ti which usually just crumple a bit. They are also prone to directional issues. A teammate of mine slammed on the brakes hard in a race to avoid a crash and the lateral forces on his fishtailing rear wheel snapped his Zipp 303 (a carbon rimmed bicycle wheel) in half. The wheel was stronger than an aluminum rim in one direction, but weak under minor lateral forces that an Al rim would easily have weathered. As for laptops on your lap.... Carbon isnt known for spontaneous failure under no load at all... Unless you're sitting on it I wouldnt worry. BTW, what is it with cyclists and good beer? Nothing like a bomber of Dreadnaught to recover after an 80 mi race.

Laptop's aren't all South Korea has going for them (1)

deathcloset (626704) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826387)

With the perterbations in American science as of late, learning Korean, French, German, Spanish, Japanese or Austrailian all seem like good ideas for United Statians anyhow!

...ok, in order to appease the pro-American science folks (of whom I am one), and lower the flamable temperature of my post, the United States continues to create breakthroughs - it's just the barriers through which to break seem less and less scientific as of late.

Acer Ferrari is better(64 bit Turion) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826424)

Also made of carbon fiber, it is an AMD 64 Turion machine. Runs 64 bit linux (Suse, FC, etc) without problems. Sony laptops are Intel only. I'd like to see a very light Turion laptop, say less than 3 pounds. Currently the lightest Turion laptop available is Fujutu s2110. Unfortunately it weighs 3.7 pounds, it is too heavy.

Korean (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826430)

so start learning Korean if you want this one

Anyong!

Carbon fiber? Phooey! (1)

withears (881576) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826435)

I want one made of transparent aluminum!

"Instant" mode (4, Funny)

gantos (580678) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826442)

This AV mode button makes the instant Mode available in 12secs without any booting process.

Is 12secs the new definition for "instant"?

apple (1)

CDPatten (907182) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826464)

Stuff like this is really a shot across the bow of apple.

Let's see... (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826468)

Korean markings and graphics? Yes.
Misused carbon fiber? Yes.
Poor price to performance ratio? Yes.

Is this a riceburner or a laptop?

"You May Never Know How Good Your Laptop Is" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826524)

In order to make them stronger/lighter/thinner, they are now made of carbon fiber.

http://www.peeniewallie.com/2004/10/sony_vaio_road .html [peeniewallie.com]



(picture) [peeniewallie.com]

If you're lucky, you may never know how good your laptop is. I found out. On Monday, September 27th, 2004, at approximately 10:30 a.m., I was traveling from San Jose, California, to South San Francisco on Interstate 280. I was driving a Honda XL 600 motorcycle in the HOV lane with my Sony Vaio laptop in my backpack. I was running right at 95 miles per hour when my backpack zipper suffered a catastrophic failure, spilling my laptop onto the interstate.

I stopped immediately, and ran back to try to salvage what I could. I found my passport, some pencils, and a few other items before I located the laptop. The laptop had crossed all four lanes of the interstate, and was resting upside down on the shoulder. It was, of course, badly damaged. Both batteries were ripped from the laptop. The screen frame was broken. A large portion of the bottom plastic was missing. The ports in the back were badly cracked and pushed out of alignment. But when I got to the office and plugged it in, it booted right up. View more photos here [peeniewallie.com] .

Sony Vaio. What's in your backpack? ;)

Posted by Peenie Wallie on October 16, 2004 at 04:43 PM

Does it leave smudges then? (1)

Ulrich Hobelmann (861309) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826570)

Imagine wearing white pants and having a notebook made of pencil on your lap...

Fast and Furious (1)

NLG (636251) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826584)

Finally, a place to put my left-over "Type R" stickers.
Where do you hook up the NOS? Does it come with cold-cathode lighting?

Can't wait to show it off to my friend with the "Ferrari" laptop!

It's still a Sony (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 8 years ago | (#13826590)

Three failures in two VAIOs in one year just between our employees. If you put crap in carbon fiber, you still got crap, but it's lighter and more portable.

Thinkpads (1)

karmaflux (148909) | more than 8 years ago | (#13826623)

Thinkpads have been made of titanium and carbon fiber for years.
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