Thursday, June 16th 2011

New Sony VAIO E-Series Laptops Bring Exceptional Design to Everyday Use

Sony today debuted a new, artfully-crafted collection of its affordably-priced line of VAIO E Series notebooks. The E Series 14-inch and 15.5-inch notebooks are available in four stunning colors- midnight blue, glacier white, charcoal black and blush pink - while the 17.3-inch model comes in charcoal black and glacier white. Geometric patterns appear on the lids, and on matching palm rests, and all the colors are fingerprint-resistant to help keep the models looking brand new while users stay connected and entertained.

"The VAIO brand stands for excellent quality and standout design," said Mike Lucas, senior vice president of Networked Technology and Services Division at Sony Electronics. "The new E Series delivers both, plus entertainment and connectivity options, at a price the everyday user can afford."

On top of its great looks, the E Series' textured, dimpled touchpad, edge-to-edge isolated keyboard featuring an integrated number pad (15.5- and 17.3-inch models only), and three unique hardware buttons: WEB, VAIO and ASSIST provide a great user experience.

The WEB button provides a one-touch Internet connection without a full boot into Windows® while the VAIO button launches Media Gallery software, Sony's intelligent playback software. The ASSIST button opens VAIO Care, a built-in troubleshooting and maintenance program.

Entertainment options abound in the new E Series. With the integration of Intel Wireless Display technology (select models), users can easily enjoy online and laptop-stored content like videos, photos, online TV shows and movies on their big screen TV (with an adapter, sold separately) with up to 1080p resolution. Also available on select models are Remote Keyboard, which connects the VAIO PC to a BRAVIA TV and a Blu-ray Disc™ players (select models). Also available is Remote Play for PS3, which allows access to content stored on the PlayStaton 3 over the internet.

Entertainment features available on all models include an LED backlit LCD screen for better clarity, detail, and crisp colors, an HDMI output (cable sold separately) for a wired connection to an HDTV set, and a built-in microphone and web camera with face-tracking technology for crystal-clear video chats.

Processor options in E Series include a 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3 or i5 processor with Intel Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost technology 2.0, delivering the performance needed for multitasking. An AMD E-350 Dual Core Processor with AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD6130 Graphics Vision Technology for advanced graphics and beautiful detail also powers a 15.5-inch E Series notebook which is available in charcoal black.

Pricing and Availability
The VAIO E Series notebook will retail starting at about $550. It is available for pre-order starting June 19 online at http://www.sony.com/eseries. It will also be sold at Sony Stores and at other major retailers around the country starting next month.
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8 Comments on New Sony VAIO E-Series Laptops Bring Exceptional Design to Everyday Use

#1
arterius2
artfully crafted how? its more like AWFULLY crafted, these designs look repulsive, why can't Sony ever make a decent looking laptop for once, what are those diamond cuts on the surface?, makes it looks like a freaking waffle! Show me one decent looking laptop from Sony...

fail Sony, fail..
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#2
devguy
I like waffles...
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#3
NC37
Looks like a used seat cushion :D
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#4
Completely Bonkers
I'm right handed. Like most people. Why is the touch pad on the left?
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#5
micropage7
by: NC37
Looks like a used seat cushion :D
yeah its the trend, remember when pop art design trend

:D
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#7
peanutmind
Not -completely- bonkers...

by: Completely Bonkers
I'm right handed. Like most people. Why is the touch pad on the left?
It's centered under the alpha portion of the keyboard, so you don't have to keep shifting your hand to the right when you want to mouse. Also, if the pad were centered on the case, it would be partly under your right hand when typing.
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Xaser04
by: btarunr


Processor options in E Series include a 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3 or i5 processor with Intel Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost technology 2.0, delivering the performance needed for multitasking. An AMD E-350 Dual Core Processor with AMD Mobility Radeon™ HD6130 Graphics Vision Technology for advanced graphics and beautiful detail also powers a 15.5-inch E Series notebook which is available in charcoal black.
A rather odd lineup of processor options there. Zacate and mainstream Intel CPU's in the same platform? Surely given the size of these laptops we can expect Llano not Zacate?
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