Brand name of computers manufactured by Sony Consumer Electronics that includes both laptops and desktops. Supposedly is an acronym for "video audio input output" representing the core functionality of these multimedia convergence PCs. The "VA" in the VAIO logo resembles a sine wave alluding to analog signals and the "IO" alludes to digital on/off signals.
Sony offers many varieties of computers from ultra-lightweight portables to powerful desktops under their VAIO model line.
by Jeremy Gillow January 02, 2005