VAIO’s new machine has a unique display, without the VGA interface, it’s “Evergreen” at the same time as “Evergreen”
The last time it can be traced back to the era of VAIO new computers with unique display, it was the era of VAIO Fit 14 and the earlier VAIO Z118 period. At that time VAIO was always small and powerful, and of course, it was also expensive.
Although Duxian was absent from the VAIO computer for a long time, the VGA port that accompanied VAIO was the VGA port, which many people after 00 did not know what it was. After all, this port has been around for more than 30 years.
However, the times are changing. There is Yesterday Once More and Time to Say Goodbye. On the VAIO 14 notebook launched not long ago, it has been reproduced on VAIO yesterday, and the VGA interface has said goodbye to old VAIO fans. .
Is it because of the game that Alone is back?
On the Servant 14, VAIO equipped it with a mainstream standalone GTX1650Ti with good performance, which gives it a certain degree of game ability. Large-scale online games and medium-sized stand-alone machines are mostly competent.
However, when we look closely, VAIO, which has never produced a game book, has returned to the independent display, obviously not for game performance.
The positioning of the 14-inch notebook is to place the highest possible performance in the smallest possible size, which is in the same line as the previous VAIO product's compact and powerful positioning. The aforementioned VAIO Z118 is such a classic model.
This 10 years old device has a 256GB SSD hard drive, GT330M unique display, carbon fiber and aluminum-magnesium alloy body and 92% NTSC wide color gamut screen. At the same time, it keeps the weight within 1.4 kg in a 13-inch body. Of course, its price is also a bit outrageous-about 20,000 yuan, which is still 20,000 yuan ten years ago.
Times have changed. Ten years later, the GTX series of 14-inch independent displays are rare on the market, and the Shi 14 is one of the few choices in the 7-9K price range.
The positioning of the VAIO Z series many years ago is definitely not a gaming notebook. It is for business people who have more requirements for performance.
Ten years ago, due to the rise of the mobile Internet, the division of social occupations has undergone tremendous changes. Many emerging professional groups have begun to rise and expand.
For example, designers, photographers, and video workers are increasingly demanding productivity tools. Compared with the needs of ordinary business people, performance needs to be improved.
And these people, in fact, will also be VAIO users before, and these user groups are also growing.
The combination of Intel's 11th-generation Core i7-1165G7 and GTX1650Ti can reach a score of 5400 in PCMARK 10, which is two gears higher than the 10th-generation Core without a stand-alone performance. This performance is not only competent for some games, but also much higher efficiency in using Ps, Pr and other software to process pictures and videos.
Someone may ask here, why not enhance the performance in the 13-inch model like before?
In fact, notebook manufacturing is an art of trade-offs. The size is smaller and the heat dissipation space is also smaller. The fan size and heat pipe size have to be castrated. In the end, it is equipped with a more powerful CPU and graphics card, but the heat dissipation cannot keep up. Performance can not be played out. The 14-inch model can also plug more batteries and a larger screen, which is of great benefit to the mobile office experience.
Therefore, between 13-inch business notebooks and 15-inch gaming notebooks, 14 light-packed performance notebooks appeared. Many people call a computer of this size and this configuration a designer notebook, which of course highlights its typical users, but in fact, products such as VAIO 14 are more like panacea equipment, from business documents to pictures and videos Processing, and even moderate games can be competent.
The return of the unique display on this computer is essentially because demand generates new market space and new product forms, and the unique display is a concrete manifestation of the new product form.
This may be a kind of "Ye Qinghui", but it is also a "call of the times."
Although the VGA port has been cancelled on the 14th, VAIO has been disconnecting the VGA
Another interesting change of the Servants 14 is the cancellation of the VGA interface. As one of the few computer manufacturers in the industry that still retains the VGA interface, VAIO's cancellation of this interface on the Servants 14 is also worth pondering.
The appearance of the VGA interface is because the earlier CRT monitors, that is, the "big butt" monitors can only receive analog signal input, and the VGA interface is the interface for the graphics card to output analog signals. In the current era of LCD monitors, new monitors can directly receive digital signals, so there is a more advanced HDMI interface. Of course, some early LCD monitors also have a VGA interface during the transition phase. The analog signal is converted into a digital signal through a converter. Displayed on the LCD screen.
It can be said that the device still retains the VGA interface only because of compatibility with older devices.
I used to play CS1.5 with a big butt monitor plugged into the VGA interface, which is already a memory.
As an interface that has been around for 33 years, VGA can no longer support our expanding audiovisual needs.
First of all, the VGA interface can only transmit up to 2K video images. Although it is enough most of the time, 4K videos and games, and even 8K multimedia content are beginning to appear. VGA obviously can only face the past and cannot be compatible with the future. .
It's better to make a VGA interface on the monitor, because the monitor basically won't pursue the extreme thinness. But notebook computers are different. For notebooks that want to be thin and portable, among HDMI, USB Type-A and USB Type-C interfaces, the VGA interface is obviously the largest. There are no small challenges. Of course, there are also successful cases like VAIO SX12.
More importantly, the replacement cycle of consumer electronics is relatively fast. Nowadays, there are not many new display devices with VGA interface, and most of them are low-end products, and these products have similar logic to the previous VAIO computers with VGA interface. Just for backward compatibility, not the first option.
Of course, the most important thing is that the new interfaces are too powerful.
Whether it is the latest HDMI 2.1 or DP 1.4 interface, it has already supported 4K 120Hz or 8K 60Hz video transmission. Basically, the ceiling of multimedia content is at this level. PS5 and Xbox Series X, which have just been on sale, have begun to support 8K. The game is over.
Even the mainstream HDMI 2.0 is much more powerful than VGA. Nowadays, the irreplaceable scene of VGA interface is almost limited to some professional CRT monitors.
From this point of view, VAIO has always kept the VGA interface on a thin and light notebook in the past, which is more like a "after-breaking" role, which is to accompany an old technology on the last journey.
This is also in line with the positioning of devices such as SX12. In certain business scenarios, such as when connecting to an old projector, VGA is still very useful. Of course, in this process, various VAIO models are also actively embracing updated interface technologies, such as the Thunderbolt 3 interface.
At a certain breakpoint of the times, on a specific product, the information that can be seen is often not only the product itself, but also the trend of the times represented by the technology used in the product, and the generational changes corresponding to the abandoned technology.
Compared with the aggressive interface choices of Apple and other manufacturers, as a Japanese manufacturer, VAIO has left quite ample time for the old technology to retire until the demand is truly diminished. Of course, there are still notebooks that support the VGA interface in the VAIO notebooks sold. It can be said that it has done a very good job in the "after-breaking" matter.
The positioning of the Shi 14 is actually the emerging 14-inch designer notebook market, rather than the orthodox business notebook. Naturally, the demand for the VGA interface is not so strong.
When the independent display returned to the VAIO notebook, the VGA interface began to disappear, and they happened at the same time. When the "Ye Qing Hui" is also "Ye Qing Kie", in the final analysis, it is the user's choice, and the user wants a better experience.
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