Sony has announced a new portfolio of laptops in the US which goes by the Vaio Fit branding carrying some of the best technologies the company has to offer, at a reasonable price. What’s more, the Tap 20 and L Series AIOs have been updated with enhanced features, while the T Series 15 Ultrabook now comes with a full HD touchscreen, a backlit keyboard, an integrated number pad and third generation Intel processors with Hybrid HDD options.
The Sony Vaio Fit range is aimed at students and business customers and it arrives in 2 lineups, namely the Fit and Fit E. Both carry 14- and 15-inch models with similar specifications. The main focus has been emphasized on the design front as each device features a slim and lightweight form factor which is crafted from aluminum. The former lineup is said to sport the signature diamond cut Vaio logo.
The 15-inch version packs in a FHD display and the 14-inch one comes with an HD+ screen, both accompanied by LED back-lighting and optional capacitive touch input. The webcam equipped above the panel possesses an Exmor R CMOS sensor which touts augmented low-light visuals for video calling in dimply-lit conditions. Buyers can opt for Nvidia graphics with up to 2GB of VRAM and choose either a Hybrid HDD or an SSD for hoarding data.
There’s also the option for optical drives including a Blu-ray Disc writer. The company has implemented its ClearAudio+ audio enhancement, a full-size backlit keyboard and an integrated number pad which is limited to the larger notebooks. Connectivity needs are taken care of by NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi amongst others. To power up the notebooks, customers can configure them with up to third generation Core i7 processors for snappy performance.
The E range is equipped with big box speakers and the E15 option also comes with a subwoofer for rich audio output. The company has bundled the laptops with a host of software goodies such as ArtRage Studio, Imagination Studio Vaio Edition, Movie Studio Platinum, Acid, Music Studio, Sound ForgeAudio Studio and DVD Architect Studio. All models are slated to be optimized for Windows 8.
The Sony Vaio Fit 14 will be available in the US for $649 and the 15-inch laptop is expected to sell for a price of $699. Both options will be released mid-May in steel black, steel pink and steel silver colors. The E14 and E15 are already on sale for $549 and $579, respectively.