Background and Identification
Sony is a leading consumer electronics company. It was founded in the middle of World War II in Tokyo, Japan. The company originated as an electronics shop, but after building Japan’s first tape recorder, it became a serious electronics manufacturer. The company was originally called Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo but changed its name to Sony in 1958 to make it easier to market themselves worldwide. The name “Sony” has an interesting backstory. It is a mix of the Latin word “sonus,” which is the root of “sound” and “sonic,” and the word “sonny.” “Sonny” was a slang term that meant young boy in America but in Japan referred to respectable and intelligent young men, which the Sony founders saw themselves as.
Sony today sells numerous consumer electronics, including televisions, cameras, home appliances, and, of course, desktop computers. Sony has produced numerous desktop computers over the years. Sony’s early desktops, the VAIO Series, were originally announced in 1996. These devices were well known for pushing the bounds of consumer electronics and offering innovative technology.
Sony’s more recent desktop computers include the PCV Series, SVL Series, VGC Series, and VGX Series. Sony offers support for these devices, including troubleshooting, manuals, forums, etc.
Sony desktop computers are either all-in-one PCs or tower PCs for use with an external monitor. Sony desktop computers house internal computer components in an encasing, which is either integrated with the display or in a separate box-like tower. Sony desktop PCs have the Sony logo printed somewhere on the device.