Sony Outs VAIO T13 Ultrabook and Plethora of New VAIO Notebooks
June 4, 2012 9:14 AM
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Would you say I have a plethora of notebooks?
Sony has made a big unveil with multiple new computers at Computex 2012. One of the more interesting is the new VAIO T ultrabook. The new T series is very slim ultrabook made from magnesium and aluminum. The new T series ultrabook uses many of the same features as the ultra-premium VAIO Z series notebooks.
"Thin and light is nothing new to Sony – we built the T Series Ultrabook from many of the same features as our amazingly thin and powerful ultra-premium VAIO Z Series, which has long exceeded Ultrabook specifications," said Mike Abary, senior vice president of Networked Technology and Services Division of Sony Electronics. "Our entire new VAIO portfolio incorporates the best technology from our innovative digital imaging, sound and TV divisions and unique features across all the models such as backlit keyboard and Sony's Rapid Wake technology. The new VAIO family continues Sony's efforts to offer advanced performance and design that fit all business and personal lifestyles."
Sony VAIO T13
The VAIO T13 ultrabook has a 13.3-inch display and uses an Intel ULV Core processor. The machine can be fitted with an optional SSD for storage or a hybrid drive using a traditional hard drive with flash storage integrated. The VAIO T series has dual USB ports, HDMI output, VGA, Ethernet, a memory card reader, and more.
Next up is the new VAIO E series aimed at students and everyday users. The E series comes with 11.6-inch, 14-inch, and 15.5-inch models made from aluminum with a diamond cut VAIO logo. These machines have backlit keyboards in the 14-inch and 15.5-inch models and AMD Radeon graphics. The 11-inch version has an AMD processor while the two larger machines use Intel Core processors. The 14-inch machines make due with second-generation Core processors while the 15.5-inch units get second or third-generation Core processors.
Sony VAIO E11
One of the cooler notebooks Sony has unveiled is the LL Cool J E14P Boomdizzle Bundle. This machine is a bundle in red and black design with the Boomdizzle MyConnect Studio tech installed to allow the recording, editing, and production of music. The bundle also comes with Sony MDR-V55 DJ headphones to match the notebook.
The new VAIO S series is aimed at mobile users and made from magnesium, aluminum, and carbon fiber in 13.3-inch or 15.5-inch models. These machines are aimed at students and performance users and use standard voltage processors, NVIDIA graphics, Optimus Battery Technology, and have multiple hard drive and SSD options. The machines also have Blu-ray player options and backlit keyboards. Processors up to the Core i7 quad core are available and the machine can be fitted with RAID 0 storage. The S series also uses sheet battery technology and has an optional docking station that features a 500 GB integrated hard drive for backing up and storing files. The larger capacity sheet battery notebooks can operate for up to 12 hours without an outlet for the 15-inch version and lasts for 14 hours 13 inch versions.
The final new notebook is in the VAIO Z series aimed at business users. Sony is offering a new glossy carbon fiber anniversary edition Z series computer weighing 2.6 pounds and offering a full HD display. This machine is the fastest notebook ever to come from Sony using a SSD and new third-generation Intel Quad Core processors.
Sony VAIO Z
The E series notebooks start at $449.99 and go up to $899.99 depending on the model and options. The T series ultrabook will start at $799.99. The S series notebooks will range in price from $899.99 to $1119.99. The special edition Z series notebook starts at $1599.99.
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Boomdizzle sounds a lot like fo shizzle.
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