Sony's bottom line just keeps taking a fall with another recall due to overheating Vaios, the stock is now at a three year low.
Why can't they make a model that doesn't overheat / batteries that don't explode? It would seem that all their R&D was put into making the PS3 the best built console ever made. Too bad the same can't be said about their VAIO PC's... Also, their PC's come with more bloatware than even an HP computer (and that's saying something).
the nikkei index is 1% from a three year low.. not just sony but the trade weighted index of the 225 largest japanese companies are pretty much at a 3yr low.. i.e. on average almost every major japanese stocks are at their 3yr low by the way this is fact, disagree if you are a troll
It was one type of laptop out of the many different types of laptops and desktops that Sony make, doesn't constitute a failure at making computers. All computer manufacturers or electronic manufacturer have had a faulty product at one time or another, Sony, being such a recognizable name, always gets pointed out by the press. Sony is making an effort to fix the problems and before the recall they were fixing the laptops case by case. As for Sony stock being down, many stocks are down in japan wright now. As for the battery issue, Sony has been making various types of batteries for many years, One type of battery out of all the different types of batteries made was faulty to a degree that it had to be recalled. When you manufacture as many items as Sony does the law of averages would dictate you have a bad product once in a while.
However, I just really don't like Sony computers. I like the technology that they employ (HD-ready displays, etc), but as for their actual performance, they really aren't anything special. To Sony's credit, they are always finding ways to seemingly innovate in their different departments...
nothing special Look at Yahoo, Msft, Google These shares all get to just 2/3 of the price(or less) compared with an year ago...
Ah well perhaps this will encourage them to spend more time on QA. At least the problem has been admitted (not that they could hide it) and a recall is planned. Personally I wouldnt buy a VAIO anyway, they're always over priced, you can get the same specs and build quality from many other "cheaper" laptop producers (says the guy with the MacBook pro >_<).
haha I don't know if you can beat HP in the market of bloatware, it would be some kind of record! But on the note of the VAIO I hope this recall stays with just the TZ line, otherwise Sony will have a serious issue on their hands.
There are like 50 icons on the desktop alone. Personally, I don't approve of the process of pre-loading a bunch of crap on a PC, which is why I only opt for building my own. At times it may be a bit more expensive to build a PC yourself, but at least you can start with a clean install and don't have to deal with any factory bullsh!t that comes with buying pre-built.
Go to Add or delete programs, find program, click uninstall.
Stop making excuses. You know how to get off the internet? Alt+F4. Use it! edit: and that was my original point, why it's better to build your own PC than to buy a PC brand from a major retailer. edit: I just didn't like you assuming I know nothing about PC's with that uninstallation comment is all. No real hard feelings here, though. But yes, let's just agree to disagree.
All computers you buy at retail have a lot of bloatware. A little more or a little less on one or the other doesn't make that much difference. The amount of bloatware on a computer should not be how you decide to buy a computer, especially when its pretty easy delete what you don't want.
I build my own computers too, but for those who don't, I don't see it as being such a problem, for those people there may be some things on the computer they may find useful. We'll agree to disagree. As for you telling people what to do on the forums, thats BS.
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Another failure from SONY!
Seriously, that was a legit question.
have your head up your ass, or is it SONYs C0ck. Seriously
the great hardware company FONY failed
Just Wow. anything bad Sony is a wet dream for u kids. have fun with internet porn for the rest of your live's, Cuz if this get u off ur just sad.
at least sony recalled them, unlike one overheating console and don't want to admit at all. I'll stick with the company that do recall.
Sony did not recall them! They just warned people that they will get burned!
Its not actually a sony specific problem and its unlikely to be related to this single issue. All Japanese firms are near historical 3 year lows at the moment.. though that obviously won't include Nintendo!
The bad thing about this article, is that it spins the point at hand in a negative light against Sony. What the poster doesn't realize is that (as the many individuals before me have stated) stocks have been down even before this "major recall". I'm not a fan of Sony's computers, but the article disparages more than it should with that headline.
my god, the bloatware each laptop comes with is amazing. Sony LOVES to pack so much **** in there that pretty much nullifies any hardware advantage it has. my neighbor bought a sony viao thi year. he only uses it for schoolwork and his teaching programs. not even 2 months passed before he called me in to check why his laptop took hella log to even get to the desktop.
"All computer manufacturers or electronic manufacturer have had a faulty product at one time or another, Sony, being such a recognizable name, always gets pointed out by the press." Let's replace Sony with Microsoft in the above qoute. Now, let's try to figure out why Sony lovers can't understand or try to deny the above qoute unless it's in Sony's defense (PS1 & PS2 issues). Now let's go even further with trying to figure out why GAMERS are so concerned with financial news articles on this site....
for some reason I doubt you build PC's?
Great news i hope the trend continues
Great news for sony! ... oh wait...
hahaha. I love the article picture. I hear they are being sued over Blu-ray too. Not a good month for Sony investors this is going to make the 360 warranty charge look like chump change.
it`s a good buy- jump!!!
-Building computers is pretty easy IF you are motivated. - As for Sony and reliability. They have built hundreds of different products just in the last 10 years and VERY FEW of them have had issues. In fact, Sony usually makes quality [email protected]#!. But they are never on the news for "Sony makes another GREAT device" or anything like that. -Also, bringing MS into this is just pathetic. If you hate Sony. Dont read Sony articles. -Edit: I am on a Sony laptop right now and yeah it HAD a lot of bloatware on her. But, it was easy to get rid of and this thing is very reliable and sturdy.
Both have treated me well over the past 5 years. Sucks that the TZ line (they need a better naming system btw) suffered from too much heat though. Good thing they're fixing the problem so quickly.
time to buy sum sony shares
This is actually a good time for me to buy in right before the holiday season. Some people look at this stuff as a bad thing but these are the types of days I luv.
Stocks for a LOT of companies are at a 2~3 year low because of the energy issues.
Is sony master in Hardware, i dont think so
Its not the first time
How in the world could Sony stocks hit an all time low? It has to be a lie. I mean come on Killzone 2, Little Big Planet, Haze, MGS4, Uncharted, Ratchet and Clank. What more do I have to say?
Yup I said it! OK I don't mean it. I just wanted to see how many would bite...
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