Sony recently launched their new Sony Vaio E-series of laptops which not only look stunning but offer powerful hardware at competitive prices. Infact, During a Q and A session at the launch in Mumbai, Mr Masaru Tamagawa—Managing Director, Sony India, implied that their E-series of laptops are targeted towards the masses, because they are quite affordable.
There are three variants in the Sony’s E-series of laptops, with specific screen sizes of 14-inch, 15.5-inch and 17.3-inch. Let us see the hardware they offer.
There are five in this segment, from which two feature Intel’s mainstream Core i5-520M processors and the other three have the entry-level Core i3 variants. The mainstream laptops are priced between Rs 50,000 to around Rs 60,000, which we think is a good price point, considering the style of the Vaio and the powerful hardware. And, the entry-level models are priced between Rs 39,000 and Rs 48,000. We think that the entry-level models especially, will really give other laptop manufactures, which offer similar hardware and price points, something to be concerned about, mainly because Sony Vaio laptops do have a fan-following for their aesthetics. Speaking of which, all laptops belonging to the new Vaio E series have a very different look and are available in a number of vibrant colors, which make the machines look truly stunning. The native screen resolution of all 14-inch models is 1366 x 768, which has been common to most standard laptops, and should be fine on a 14 incher.