The Sony VAIO E Series has some new additions to the family — two new notebooks. There is a 14- and 17- inch notebook, and both pack some power in a small yet stylish package.
Both laptops are taking advantage of the latest technologies within the processor and graphics departments, and they are certainly well capable of accomplishing most of what needs to be done on your typical laptop. These notebooks are also fully capable of displaying HD video content.
The E Series brings with it some cool Sony-specific features: the WEB button allows users to start surfing the Web without booting into the PC's operating system with Quick Web Access and the ASSIST button gives users one-touch access to support for diagnosing and troubleshooting problems with VAIO Care.
The 14" laptop offers an Intel Core i3-330M 2.13GHz processor, 4GB DDR3 SDRAM (running at 1066 MHz), 14-inch 16:9 VAIO Display (1600 x 900 resolution) with LED backlight, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5145 graphics card with 512MB VRAM, and a weight in at around five pounds.
The 17" laptop steps it up a bit with an Intel® Core i5-430M 2.26GHz processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology (making it a max speed of 2.53 GHz), 4GB DDR3 SDRAM (1066 MHz), 17.3” 16:9 VAIO Display (1920 x 1080 resolution) with LED backlight, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 graphics card with 1GB VRAM, and weighs around seven pounds.
Both laptops come with a 500 GB drive, but you could easily expand it to 1 TB if needed, as there are two hard drive slots.
Finally, these Sony laptops sport impressive designs that come in various color options: glossy black, glossy white, vivid pink, blue, and green.
Depending on your location, the VAIO E Series 14-inch notebook will be available beginning in April, and the 17-inch model will be available around around the end of March.