IRL Review Sony VAIO AW Desktop Replacement Laptop

IRL Review Sony VAIO AW Desktop Replacement Laptop- The VAIO AW is a model I lusted after for some time- certainly I had always had a fascination for ultraportables far more than mainstream and desktop replacement laptops. This most likely stemmed from me absolutely hating heavy laptops – in undergrad, I spent many hours walking between…

IRL Review Sony VAIO X Ultraportable Laptop (ULTRAULTRAULTRAPORTABLE)

IRL Review VAIO X Ultraportable Laptop-  Years ago while perusing Notebookreview.com and reading Laptop Mag’s advertisements from Sony,  I ran across the VAIO X505. The X505 was an absolute mind blower of a machine- in a time when everything was Pentium 4 (with hyperthreading!) with HUGE heatsinks, and barely anything portable was with a dinky…

Sony VAIO Pro 13 IRL Review

Sony VAIO Pro 13 IRL Review- The Sony VAIO Pro 13 is Sony’s answer to the Macbook Air 13 (with a Pro 11 targeting the Pro 11). Weighing 2.3 lbs, its much smaller in weight compared to the 2.96 lb Macbook Air 13, and incredible in that 3 years later, it still holds its own against…

Sony VAIO TZ Ultraportable Laptop IRL Review

VAIO TZ IRL Review-The Sony VAIO TZ was Sony’s premiere ultraportable laptop, before the term Ultrabook came into existence. At this point in time, the netbook was all the rage- netbooks were tiny, very portable, and extremely cheap. They were also totally underpowered. They were so underpowered, that eventually, they died off, and the market…

Retro Retro Review- Toshiba Satellite M45

Toshiba Satellite M45 Laptop IRL Review- This is going to be a really really retro review- not that its the first time I have reviewed something old- its more that I am reviewing something that is totally removed from my stable. I’ve long since returned it to Staples and traded it for credit (to buy a…

Sony VAIO Z 2010 IRL Review

Sony VAio Z (2010) IRL Review- The Vaio Z11 was the second last generation of the iconic Z lineup before the line was folded into the newer Vaio Pro line up…and then subsequently sold off to Japan Industrial Partners when VAIO was sold off….sadface. Anyways, its an iconic line up that started off with the…

Sony VAIO Duo 13 Hybrid Laptop/Tablet IRL Review

Sony VAIO Duo 13 Hybrid Laptop/Tablet Review– The Sony VAIO Duo 13 is a 2013 laptop hybrid that is a second generation Sony slider design (the first being the VAIO DUO 11 that came out a year before that). I was absolutely in love with the quirky design and after having it since January 2014,…

IRL Review: Sony VAIO SZ 380CN Premium Carbon Fiber Laptop Review

This is my IRL In Real Life review of the Sony VAIO SZ 380CN Laptop in Premium Carbon Fiber trim. I picked this laptop up used and in absolutely perfect condition (minus the cellular EDGE radio antenna). It had already been updated with a Corsair SSD and I immediately dropped in Windows 8.1 to bring…

Review: HP TX1000 Tablet PC

Review: Hewlett PAckard TX1000 series Tablet PC: The TX1000 was one of the remnants of the tablet PC era where tablets were poorly designed and widely unused. Unable to gain traction in the mainstream consumer eye, they went for years being a niche product until the iPad blew everything out the water and everyone needed a…

Review- Sony VAIO S15

Review- Sony VAIO S15- This is the review of the Sony VAIO s15, a 15.5 inch laptop made by the now sold out VAIO wing of Sony (owned by Japan Industrial Partners). I have owned the VAIO S15 for about 2.5 years and the following is my IRL (In Real Life) review of the laptop. I…