Sony is back with a new range of notebooks from the VAIO family, what with the affordably-priced line of VAIO E Series notebooks. The E Series will comprise of 14-inch and 15.5-inch notebooks, where you will be able to choose from a quartet of colors – midnight blue, glacier white, charcoal black and blush pink, and for those who want something more, there is the 17.3-inch model that will sport charcoal black and glacier white color choices.
There are geometric patterns that appear on the lids in addition to matching palm rests, and you can be rest assured that all the colors are fingerprint-resistant so that the models will look brand new all the time – unless you take a marker and start drawing stuff all over it, of course.
With a WEB button that delivers a one-touch Internet connection without having the need for a full boot into Windows, you can also take advantage of the VAIO button that will launch Media Gallery software, Sony’s intelligent playback software. As for the ASSIST button, pressing that will open up VAIO Care, a built-in troubleshooting and maintenance program.
You won’t run out of entertainment options in the new E Series, thanks to a deep level of integration with Intel Wireless Display technology on select models, a Remote Keyboard (select models as well) that will connects the VAIO PC to a BRAVIA TV and a Blu-ray Disc player. Other hardware specifications include an integrated microphone, a webcam that has face-tracking technology, and a range of second generation Intel Core i3 or i5 processors to choose from.
Starting price for the VAIO E Series notebook will begin at around $550, making them one of the nigh affordable VAIO notebooks to date. Do you think that at that price point, people are going to pick this up as a secondary ntoebook?