Sony today took the wraps off its new line of affordably-priced
notebooks in chic new colors the VAIO E Series. The E Series comes in five translucent, high-gloss colors –
Caribbean Green, Iridescent Blue, Coconut White, Hibiscus Pink and Lava
Black – and three matte colors — Maple Brown, Silver White and
Gunmetal. Subtle patterns can be found on the lids, of the glossy
models, with the palm rest mirroring the color of the PC adding a splash
of brightness to the unit.
"Sony is once again bringing innovation to the PC industry,"
said Mike Abary, senior vice president of the VAIO business group at
Sony. "The E Series delivers contemporary-cool designs at mainstream
prices, proving consumers no longer have to sacrifice style for
affordability." The edge-to-edge isolated keyboard has a numeric pad built-in,
giving you the experience of using a larger computer in a much smaller
footprint. A pleasing dimpled touch pad is seamlessly integrated into
the palm rest.
The E Series notebook features an optional Blu-ray Disc
ROM drive, making it ideal for viewing pristine HD content on-the-go. It
also has the added convenience of DVD and CD read/write
functionalities. The model features a stunning 15.5-inch (measured diagonally)
widescreen display with optional HD capability so movies, video and
photos can be enjoyed in brilliant clarity and razor-sharp detail.
For those who prefer to watch content on a big screen
television, the PC has an HDMI output so it can be connected to a
compatible HDTV set for a larger viewing experience (HDMI cable
required, sold separately).
The E Series notebook also comes with three unique hardware
buttons — WEB, VAIO and ASSIST to get you to where you want to go with a
touch of a button.
Quickly access the Internet, without full boot up into
Windows, by simply pressing the WEB button. Launch directly into Sony’s
own Media Gallery software by pushing the designated VAIO button on the
keyboard and create high-quality home movies. Finally troubleshoot any
issues or facilitate simple do-it-yourself PC maintenance procedures by
pressing the ASSIST button and launching the included VAIO
Care software program.
Easily and quickly transfer and store data to peripheral
devices utilizing the notebook’s eSATA/ USB port and three convenient
USB ports. Select models incorporate Bluetooth technology, enabling
peripherals such as a wireless mouse to be utilized without tying up the
A built-in webcam with face-tracking technology and microphone
let you video chat with family, friends and colleagues. A third-party
internet service provider is required.
Select E Series models pack an Intel Core i5 processor
with Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost technologies, delivering the
performance needed for multitasking. Up to 500GB hard drives are
available, providing ample storage for all your photos, files and
videos. All E Series PCs come pre-installed with Microsoft Windows 7
Home Premium operating system.
The E Series is ENERGY STAR 5.0 Qualified, EPEAT Silver
registered and RoHS compliant. Its corrugated cardboard packaging is
comprised of 95 percent recycled content. The VAIO E Series notebook will retail for about $700.