Sony has just announced an addition to its VAIO series with VAIO S and VAIO E models. The VAIO S model is available in a choice of 13.3-inch and 15.5-inch screen sizes, legantly styled in tough, weight-saving materials like magnesium, aluminium and carbon fibre (depends on model), with the S Series 15 models tipping the scales at below 2kg, features a new slot-in optical drive (Blu-ray Disc or DVD). The series includes Intel Core i7 processor with an 8GB memory and 1000GB HDD drive.
The VAIO E Series 15- and 17-inch models will join the recently announced 14-inch, and are listed as powered by a Sandy Bridge Core i5-2450M processor paired with 6GB of RAM and an AMD Radeon HD 7650M graphics card — we’re sure other configurations will be available. The E Series laptops are relatively low-end — the 15-inch model has a 1366 x 768 display, and the 17-inch a 1600 x 900. Both come with a 750GB hard drive, and while the 17-inch model has a Blu-ray drive, the 15 is stuck with a DVD combo unit.
Sony hasn’t provided release dates or pricing for either line, but the current E Series 14 starts at $459.99, the S Series 13 at $749.99, and S Series 15 at $979.99, and we expect prices to be in line with the older models.