Sony today is unveiling a brand new VAIO line – the VAIO Fit.
Sony’s VAIO Fit is designed with students and business users in mind – great design and performance at an entry-level price point. The VAIO Fit will be available in 14-inch and 15-inch models. VAIO Fit laptops uses weight-saving aluminum materials in its construction to be thin and light – making it a great PC for someone on the go. In terms of performance, VAIO Fit laptops will come with third generation Intel Core processors, up to a Core i7, optional NVIDIA Graphics with up to 2GB of VRAM, Hybrid Hard Drive and Solid State Drive (SSD) options, and optical drives (including Blu-ray Disc writing options as well). So with regards to performance, the VAIO Fit has you pretty set.
VAIO Fit laptops ALSO come with high resolution displays. The VAIO Fit 15 comes with full HD (1920 x 1200). The VAIO Fit 14 comes with what Sony is calling “HD+” (1600 x 900). The VAIO Fit comes with an optional capacitive touchscreen and the display itself is LED backlit (as well as color enhancement technology) that gives the laptop excellent picture quality but conserves battery life.
The VAIO Fit includes a full-size backlit keyboard. The VAIO Fit 15 also comes with an integrated number pad.
And the VAIO Fit also comes with Near Field Communication technology (NFC) that allows people to quickly send content such as website URLs by simply touching any compatible NFC to the VAIO Fit.
For audio, the VAIO Fit uses audio technology called ClearAudio+ for the entire line. This technology gives a “virtualized” surround sound experience. The VAIO Fit 14E and VAIO Fit 15E have “big box speakers” and the VAIO Fit 15E has its own subwoofer.
The Fit 14 and 15 are available in Steel Black, Steel Pink and Steel Silver for about $649 and $699. The Fit 14E and Fit 15E are available in Black, Pink and White for about $549 and $579.
Sony is also announcing updated to their current All-in-One (VAIO Tap 2) and Ultrabook (VAIO T Series 15 and VAIO L Series 24) lines. For their Ultrabooks – think touch!
For more information on the new Sony VAIO Fit laptops and updates to some of their current PC lines – click here.
Wow, a Sony 14" for only about $550 with touchscreen? Prices are coming down and becoming almost within my range!
It looks nice, but have to see how well it runs (and what the competition is)
See This article describes the new vaio PC technology and performance, I really want to have such a high performance notebook.