updated 08:55 am EST, Tue February 2, 2010
Sony VAIO E comes in many colors with Core i5
Sony today kicked off the start of yet another new VAIO notebook line today by launching the VAIO E series. The 15.5-inch notebook aims to stand out by using an extremely customizable design: it can come in very bright, neon colors like "Caribbean green" and "hibiscus pink" in addition to safer tones like brown and silver. These colors wrap around the entire shell and can be tailored further by custom-matching covers for the edge-to-edge keyboard, which itself is rare at this size.
Just one configuration is available on launch but at $800 brings a 2.13GHz Core i3, Intel's integrated graphics, 4GB of RAM, a DVD burner and a 500GB hard drive. Later upgrades should bring up to a 2.4GHz Core i5 and a Blu-ray drive as well as a less expensive $700 version. Pre-orders start today, but models will only start shipping in March.