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Sony adds a splash of color to its new 14.1" mainstream notebooks

Sony has introduced a new line of notebooks aimed at the mainstream market: the VAIO CR series. DailyTech first briefly mentioned the new Santa-Rosa-based notebooks back in early May when a scant number of specifications were leaked onto Sony's European product pages.

The new CR notebooks feature Core 2 Duo processors, Intel X3100 graphics, a 14.1" XBRITE-ECO LCD screen (1280x800), DVD burner and 802.11n wireless connectivity. Other features include a 3-in-1 media reader and ExpressCard slot along with the usual assortment of Firewire and USB 2.0 ports.

Sony will offer the CR notebooks in what it calls five "fashion-forward" colors: sangria, cosmopolitan, dove, indigo and black (matte finish). The notebooks will also have an LED light that pulsates when the machine is booting, shutting down or hibernating.

"Just like the car you drive, notebooks today are an extension of your personality" said Mike Abary, senior vice president of VAIO product marketing for Sony Electronics in the United States. "As such, users expect their PC to reflect their creativity and individuality, as well as handle their spreadsheets."

The 5.5-pound VAIO CR notebooks will be available at the end of the month with a starting price of $1,350 USD.





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RE: Way too much
By encryptkeeper on 6/12/2007 10:21:33 AM , Rating: 1
I'd stay away from these just because every single person I know who had one complained of hardware problems, no matter what model. Now, that's only been about 6 people, but still that's one hell of a bad first impression.


RE: Way too much
By Oscarine on 6/12/2007 11:18:05 AM , Rating: 2
User experience varries, our company deploys right around 120 Sony's mostly S and T series models. They have been more reliable than the HPs they replaced since 2005. My only complaint has been with the S360/S260s fan which is shrill and loud. That and the newer models come with perfectly flat keys which is less than optimal.


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