Vaio was sold off by Sony but that doesn't mean it's gone. Vaio is now back with a range of laptops, without Sony but looking decidedly familiar.

Vaio says it will be a "small" PC maker that will mean change. But the first two laptops shown off on its site appear identical to the Pro and Fit launched a year ago.

The two Vaio laptops were very good machines so hopefully that remains true for the Vaio-only versions. But these two models are just the start for the company which plans to focus work on "choices". Whether this means more than just laptops isn't clear at this early stage.

The Vaio Pro is listed in 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch sizes on the site with up to 4GB RAM, an Intel Core i7, Windows 8.1 onboard, an 11.5 hour battery. The 15-inch Vaio Fit is slightly thicker but comes with similar specs. Both include Full HD Triluminous displays - previously a Sony only technology.

The two vaio laptops are on sale today in Japan. Overseas plans have not been released yet.

READ: Sony Vaio Pro review