Sony has updated all the VAIO series laptops, stepping into the Ultrabook category. You might be wondering why Sony is refreshing the VAIO series, considering they already have the ultra thin VAIO T and VAIO Z. But all the same, the E, S, T and Z series have all undergone some changes, the most noteworthy being the usage of Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors.
The VAIO E series, which was the most affordable of the VAIO series, is available in 11.6-, 14- and 15.5-inch models. The size is a bit on the thicker side, although Sony has attempted to make it look slicker than its predecessor. There are a few configuration options with the Ivy Bridge processors, available only on the 15.5-inch model. The 11-inch model is powered by AMD processor and the 14 inch model has the 2nd generation processor from Intel. Graphics card option is available only on the 15.5-inch model.
The VAIO S series comes in silver, black and white color with screen options of 13- and 15- inches. There is not much of a difference in terms of appearance. The Ivy Bridge processors are available for all the models of this series with optional graphics card (NVIDIA) and blue-ray drives.
The VAIO T series is the new range which looks like a fusion of S and Z series. It is also priced in a bracket between the S and Z series. This can be called as the first official Ultrabook from Sony.
The VAIO Z series does not have many changes incorporated in it in terms of design, although new colors are available. The only noteworthy addition is the breakout Power Media Dock.
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