New Colorful Sony Laptops

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  1. clayj macrumors 604

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    I've always liked Vaios.... just a shame they come with XP...
     
  3. cheekyspanky macrumors 6502a

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    A blue or green one would do me nicely I think.

    Shame they don't run OS X though...!
     
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    There was a Viao I saw on campus, not sure the year or the model but it was pretty sweet looking, more so than ANY Dell Desktop or Laptop, IBM Desktop or Laptop, HP, eMachine.......on and on and on
     
  6. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    i thought they did... years ago... called iBooks? :confused:
     
  7. clayj thread starter macrumors 604

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    Yeah, and iMacs. But those were plastic. A PowerBook done in a series of really nice colors (say, Tarheel blue) would broaden the market.

    Don't get me wrong, I love the plain aluminum cover... but variety is the spice of life.
     
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    I also like VAIO's If they came with OS X, Sony will get my money. Lets hope that tomorrow brings Powerbooks... PLEASE NOT iPOD RELATED!!!!
     
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    I really wonder about the business case for this. Companies have been going back and forth on offering this sort of feature for years now -- computers, cell phones, etc, etc, etc... They introduce the color options feature and then discontinue it. :rolleyes: This pattern has been very consistent... how many major electronics devices can you think of that have existed, whether in incarnations or in single model, with multiple color incarnations for a substantial period of time? Which seems to suggest that the business case for it is greatly overblown, or at least uncertain. :(

    Perhaps what Apple should do is take an aftermarket company like Colorware under its wing, in some sense? Find a way to inline sequence and sell colored Macs made by them through Apple channels, and have Apple cover the warranty? Although I guess the problem with this is that it makes the custom coloring seem really unappealing when it is priced out right next to the white or aluminum computers. :eek:
     
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  11. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

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    Sony is about the only other company I could picture Apple licensing OS X to. Not that I want them to, but if they did.
     
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    I like them all ... that's the problem with these colour things ... you can only choose one :(

    Good thing it's running Windows, that means I don't have to worry about the colour choice.
     
  14. Aarow macrumors 6502a

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    The colors in your avatar would be a nice choice :) .
     
  15. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    Now you can finally get the exterrior to color cordinate with what you will moslty be seeing on the screen...

    BLUE!!!
     
  16. Jay42 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, the colored (anodized?) aluminum looks pretty good in that picture, but to me the colored computers have always fit Apple's consumer lines. I would doubt they would bring that to the pro line-up.
     
  17. jiv3turkey748 macrumors 6502a

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    i really like the white one , but the other colors are just ok
     
  18. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    Sony makes some nice looking products, and these laptops are no exception, but no company has the pristine quality of design that Apple does.
     
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    I think the best colors would be the ones from the original QuickTime logo :D
     
  20. Orlando Furioso macrumors 6502

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    damn, they are slick looking. Too bad they are Vaios. Some of the most over-rated hardware in my opinion. They do beat Apple's offerings hands down, and they go for way less money (base cost). Although, an 14" iBook can be upgraded to 100GB HD and 1GB Ram for the equivalent price ($1,599.00).

    blech.... not in the market for a laptop anyway. Now let's talk about DSLRs.... =)
     
  21. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Same thought here- there is no way I am going to buy a laptop that does not run Mac OS. :)
     
  22. Nuc macrumors 6502a

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    No!

    I think a powder coated (wolfpack red or black) PB with a NCSU logo on it or the Wolfpack logo :D :D

    Nuc
     
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    What did the QT logo look like, originally? I was still ignoring the Mac world back then. :D
     
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    I want one, particularly black or white, or red if I had to choose an actual colour.

    But why is the trackpad not centred on the laptop? It's shifted to the left. :confused:
     
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