Sony refreshes Vaio laptops

Sony refreshes Vaio laptops

Summary: The new S, C, F and L Series machines bring the Vaios up to date with Intel i5 and i7 processors, more RAM and larger hard drives, with a battery-life boost in the S models for business users

TOPICS: Mobility, Hardware

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  • Sony Vaio F Series specs

    Under the bonnet, the F-series comes with an Intel i7 processor, 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, 640GB hard drive, Blu-ray disk drive and an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics card with 1GB DDR3 VRAM and DirectX 11 support.

    There is also Bluetooth 3.0 and two USB 3.0 ports on-board for faster data transfers.

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  • Sony Vaio F Series availability

    Like the C Series, the F Series also has an ambient light sensor that controls the keyboard backlight. 3D video and gaming will require a pair of active shutter (3D) glasses.

    Due to arrive from the end of February, the C Series will retail from around £1,800. Sony only aims to sell around 5,000 in the first batch for the whole of Europe, according to the company spokesperson.

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  • Sony Vaio L Series

    The L Series is Sony's all-in-one multimedia desktop machine with a 24-inch full-HD touchscreen display, with an "Edge Access" touch-sensitive bezel around the outside of the screen. This allows users to touch the bezel, rather than clicking the mouse on screen, to carry out common tasks such as navigating the web, zooming in and out, closing windows and quickly jumping between windows.

    Powering the L Series is an Intel i7 processor, 8GB DDR3 SDRAM, 1TB hard drive, and a Nvidia GeForce GT 540M, as well as the usual USB, Bluetooth (3.0) and Wi-Fi connectivity. It also comes with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.

    The 24-inch desktop can be used as a full-HD monitor for a PlayStation 3 or other HD source even when the PC is switched off, thanks to its HDMI input and output.

    Pricing for the i7 model starts from around £1,500. Sony plans to create an Intel i5 version with 4GB of RAM for around £1,200, a company spokesman said. The L Series is expected to hit the shelves from early May.

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  • Hi! I am curious about the color of the keyboard shown in this image. The color here is white or looks like light green. In the website of Sony the gallery of Sony C Series shows models with black keyboard. Is there a variation of the color of the keyboard or is your sample laptop here customized? Thanks!