Why was the VAIO discontinued?

Why was the VAIO discontinued?

After a long struggle and growing losses, Sony decided to sell off its loss making Vaio PC brand to a Japanese investment fund in 2014. Tokyo-based investment fund Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) said it will operate the Vaio PC brand under a newly established company and initially sell Vaio-branded PCs in Japan only.

Is VAIO good?

Vaio SE14 review: Verdict The Vaio SE14 is a good laptop for everyday use powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processor. It, however, seems expensive considering the base model with 8GB RAM is priced at Rs 69,990.

When did Sony stop laptops?

That was when the electronics giant was firmly involved in the PC market, but that came to a close in 2014, when Sony stopped producing computers and sold off that part of its business to a consortium that eventually became Vaio Corporation.

Does Sony still make desktops?

Good! Sony sells it’s Vaio PC business to a Japanese investment group. Sony still plans to launch its spring product lineup and support existing customers, but after that the company will stop manufacturing new PCs, discontinue sales and cut off new product design and development. …

Why are Sony laptops so expensive?

It’s essentially the “Sony” tax which is similar to the “Apple” tax. They charge more because they can. IMO, some of their designs are really nice so I don’t mind paying a little extra for something that I think looks good.

Is Vaio still Sony?

VAIO was originally a brand of Sony, introduced in 1996. Sony sold its PC business to the investment firm Japan Industrial Partners in February 2014 as part of a restructuring effort to focus on mobile devices. Sony still holds the intellectual property rights for the VAIO brand and logo.

Is Sony still making laptops?

Though we are discontinuing the sale of PCs, we will continue to offer after-sales support for all Sony-branded VAIO® PCs in accordance with local laws, regulations and warranty policies.