Sony intros colorful 14 and 17-inch VAIO E notebooks

By on March 22, 2010, 2:15 PM
Sony has added two new notebooks to its rambunctious VAIO E line, which come in cheery, seizure-inducing colors. Both new offerings -- the 14-inch VPCEA1Z1E and 17.3-inch VPCEC1S1E -- are equipped with discrete graphics and Blu-ray players for high-def entertainment on the run.

The smaller system features a 1600x900 LED-backlit display, a 2.13GHz Core i3-330M processor, and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145 with 512MB of VRAM, while the heftier unit has a 1080p screen, a 2.26GHz i5-430M, and an HD 5650 with 1GB of memory.


Both machines are also outfitted with 4GB of DDR3 1066MHz RAM, 500GB to 1TB of storage, a webcam, 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, three USB ports, one eSATA combo, HDMI-out, and Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

The 14-incher weighs about 2.35kg (5.1lbs) and should be available in early April, while its larger sibling is around 3.3kg (7.3lbs) and is expected to ship at the end of March.




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compdata compdata, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Pretty :-) I am definitely a fan of blu-ray so glad to see them continuing to be put standard in more PCs

9Nails, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Any word on prices Matthew? I know Sony products can seize the kings ransom, so I was wondering if they're going to play nice with the consumer's wallets or if these will follow the typical path.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

"...which come in cheery, seizure-inducing colors."

LOL...uh huh!

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

9Nails said:

Any word on prices Matthew? I know Sony products can seize the kings ransom, so I was wondering if they're going to play nice with the consumer's wallets or if these will follow the typical path.

I think you're confusing Sony with Apple Some of Sony's lower end laptops are actually reasonably priced, as long as you don't go for the £200 upgrade for an extra 2GB RAM or whatever.

On another note, surely Sony have exhausted the alphabet by now for their computer line up?

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Matthew Matthew, TechSpot Staff, said:

9Nails, I didn't see official pricing in the press release, but you can specify your location and get an idea on the prices here. It seems the systems are £700 and up. Note that initial availability seems limited to Europe.

megrawab said:

wow.. they all look GOOD.... like the black most... 579euros ...

Guest said:

Does this new sizes mean that 15.5 inch ones will be discontinued?

bigclick said:

Fashion accessories on second floor. I was expecting racing stripes, flames and other patterns. Not so news worthy from my perspective. Buut..Ya gotta have a press release...daily.

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