Sony Vaio Chromebook VCC111 on the Way

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25 Mar, 2012 1:27 am


Chromebooks haven’t exactly been a popular device so it’s really surprising that Sony would be entering the Chromebook game.  The that Sony Vaio VCC111 has passed through the FCC was a bit of a shock, in case there’s any doubt as to whether this is a Chromebook, on page 2 of the manual there is a reference to “start Chrome OS”.  If you need more proof check out the keyboard, it’s missing the Windows key, you just get Ctrl and Alt keys on the lower left side, a further indication of this being a Google Chrome OS machine.

It’s still not clear what the internal specs are for the VAIO CC111, but with the user guide and pictures we can at least deduct some of those.  The bottom picture of the Chromebook has a sticker that indicates it has an 11.6” Samsung screen and the CPU is a “T25”.  This could be an Nvidia Tegra 2 T25 ARM based processor, which would be interesting as it would make for the first Chromebook to run on a non-Intel based processor.

If we were to take a guess at the specifications, this would be our best guess, we put a ? beside the items that we actually aren’t sure about, but would be logical looking at current Chomebook designs.

  • Processor: Nvidia Tegra 250 T25 1.2GHz ARM based processor (?)
  • Screen: 11.6” diagonal, produced by Samsung
  • OS: Chrome OS
  • Memory: 2GB RAM (?)
  • Ports: two USB 2.0, SD card reader, headphone port, microphone port, HDMI
  • Wireless: 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth
  • Storage: SSD – 16GB (?)

Pricing on Chromebooks generally start around $299 – $400 range, so we’d expect this Sony to be about the same, based on pictures there doesn’t appear to be anything extra special Sony has done to warrant a higher price.

We find it interesting that Sony decided to get into the Chromebook game but it makes us wonder is it going to take them this long to release an Ultrabook.

Via via LaptopREview

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  • Charbax

    I expect $199 and I expect these Chromebooks to be Sony’s answer to the Ultrabook. 
    ARM Powered for 20+ hours battery life, thinner, lighter, and $199.

  • james braselton

    hi there soo what best buy has a chrome book at $349 samsung 12.1 inch 2 gb ram 16 gb ssd 1.66 ghz cpu