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Sony VAIO's fatal flaw: The PCs cost too damned much

Focusing on the high-end only works if there's a high-end market to begin with.

  • Sony VAIO Tap 11 hybrid

  • The $1,200 Sony VAIO Tap 11 hybrid was almost impossibly thin, but rife with compromises.

  • Like many Sony PCs, the VAIO VPCY218FX was thin, stylish, and encased in a colorful design—but it cost an arm and a leg.

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