Sony announces neon-colored Vaio C series

By on February 22, 2011, 2:39 PM
Grab some sunglasses and feast your eyes on Sony's new Vaio C series. The new laptops sport an exclusive orange or green color scheme that Sony hopes will appeal to folks wanting to "show off their creative side." The neon colors would undoubtedly deter some prospective buyers, but Sony plans to offer black, white and pink versions for the less adventurous type. The systems also radiate light through the Vaio logo and around the edges in their shell color.

The C series will come in 14 or 15.5-inch variants with up to a 1080p display. All versions will pack Intel's second-generation Core i5 processors and for a premium price, select models will forgo Sandy Bridge's integrated graphics by adding a discrete Radeon HD 6630 with 1GB of VRAM. Certain configurations will also be outfitted with a Blu-ray player as well as Intel's WiDi 2.0, which lets you wirelessly stream HD video to your TV. No word on RAM or HDD capacities.


Other features include Sony's Remote Keyboard, which allows the Vaio C to enter text, navigate menus and browse the web on the company's PlayStation 3 as well as connected Bravia TVs and Blu-ray players. The press release also notes that systems will come with the Sony Imagination Studio Suite 2 Vaio Edition installed, which includes music and video editing software. Presales of the Vaio C series should kick off on March 13 with pricing starting around $880.

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