Flashback to 2005: the Sony Vaio was a fashionable, hip, high-tech laptop
(PRWEB) February 27, 2014
Flashback to 2005: the Sony Vaio was a fashionable, hip, high-tech laptop. It’s hard to believe now, but about a decade ago, the Vaio commanded respect and status comparable to the Macbook. The laptop remains popular in its homeland of Japan, and, apparently, in whatever universe it is where dozens of Hollywood movies and television shows take place, given the aggressive product placement seen in entertainment, but sales have been lagging for years in the US and in our section of the multiverse.
The news that Sony would be dumping PC production came suddenly, but it was hardly surprising. An electronics manufacturer throwing in the towel isn’t a common sight these days. Most tech companies would sooner push a bad product until they go bankrupt than call it a day and admit that this is just something that the competition does better.
“The electronics we buy today are not just a matter of necessity, of need. For many, it’s a matter of fashion, taste and social status.” According to Jason Hope, “Sony dumping the Vaio is not just a matter of a brand dropping a flagship product, it’s also a matter of identity for many users.”
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