Sony has announced updates to its VAIO laptop notebooks and netbooks as early as now in 2012. The updates come with new options for users along with new designs and colors to choose from. As always, the revised VAIO notebook gadget design stands out notwithstanding the beautiful computing functionality.
Sony Z-series Notebooks
The series gets new Intel i5 and i7 processors with the hardware upgrades integrated into the chips. They also feature an optional mobile broadband 4G LTE connectivity. It bears a carbon fiber exterior with a silver finish. The Sony Z-series laptops are priced at $1949.99. However, there is no next generation Ivy Bridge in the internal hardware. In addition, missing out from the hardware arsenal are the RAID dual solid-state storage devices.
Sony S-series Notebooks
The S-series gadgets also gets new core processors and hybrid graphics, either 6630 GPU or Radeon HD 6470M with 512 MB of dedicated memory and Radeon 6330M HD graphics with a dedicated memory of 1 GB. To be launched in February, a 13-inch version comes at $799.99, and a 15-inch version comes at $979.99. The 15 inch notebook features HD display with 1920 x 1080p resolution and in-plane switching technology.
Sony C-series Notebooks
Sony C-series versions come in 14 inch and 15.5 inch displays. The external design is truly exquisite with paper printed designs that look like aluminum with optical depth and reflectivity fabricated with a special process. The Kaleidoscope pink color pattern design on the gadget looks remarkably feminine and attractive. There are also other similar designs using the same embossed paper fabrication process like the geometric black version.
The updates also include those for specific application software bundled with the laptops. The Sony VAIO Media Gallery application is updated to version 2.0 and features a revitalized appearance of the interface with more social networking support.