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.