Sony Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012 deals launched on Windows 8 Vaio laptops

Sony Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012 deals launched on Windows 8 Vaio laptops

Summary: Specials include $100 off a T Series 13 Ultrabook and over $100 savings on Vaio S and Z Series notebooks.

TOPICS: Laptops, Windows

Sony has waited until the last minute to announce its Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, but it's finally coughed them up on Thanksgiving morning. While there are no eye-popping sales on its Vaio laptops, if you've been waiting to save a little on one, you may want to take a look. (You do also get free shipping on these specials.)

Most of the deals are $50 price cuts, like on the diminuitive Vaio E Series 11 with AMD E2-1800 dual-core processor, 4GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive, and 11.6-inch LED-backlit display, which is now $399.99. On some other cheaper models, the discount is even less, like a mere $30 shaved off the total of E Series 14 and 15 in pink (now $598.49) and white ($550.99), respectively. 

If you're in the market for an Ultrabook on the lower end of the price spectrum, Sony is slashing $100 off the Vaio T Series 13 with Core i3-3217U processor, 4GB of RAM, 500GB of hard drive, 32GB solid state drive, and 13.3-inch LED-back screen for just $599.99. It's stingier on a T Series 14 Ultrabook configuration, which includes a Core i7-3517U CPU, 8GB of RAM, 500GB hard drive/32GB SSD, and DVD burner with the slightly larger screen, but only is reduced $50 from its original $999.99 price. 

Not surprisingly, the larger price cuts become available when you spend more. For instance, you can get $120 savings on a Vaio S Series 13 laptop with Core i7-3520M processor, 8GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GT 640M LE discreet graphics, and Windows 8 Pro, sale priced at $1,079.99. Sony is chopping $140 off a S Series 15 with Core i7-3632QM, 12GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive, Blu-ray burner, and GeForce GT 640M LE for $1,259.99.

If you're not committed to Windows 8 -- and you have a lot of money to spend already -- the Windows 7 Z Series is getting the biggest price reductions, from $200 off a $1,999.99 model to $420 off a $2,999.99 configuration. Both are 13-inch ultraportables with SSD storage and Core i7 Ivy Bridge processors.

Topics: Laptops, Windows

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  • Laptop Deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2012

    Those are some good laptop deals. I've never owned a sony vaio but I may get one on Cyber Monday. I'm not dealing with the crowds on Black Friday this year. Cyber Monday shopping is so much easier. Just watch this and see -

    It's time to upgrade my laptop so I guess the next few days are as good a time as ever...
  • Perhaps they work, will you be able to get them repaired?

    "Ratings agency Fitch downgraded the debt ratings of Japan’s Sony Corp and Panasonic Corp to “junk” status citing weakness in their consumer electronics and TV operations, further diminishing the luster of the once-great Japanese brands."

    James Topham
    Tokyo — Reuters
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