Sony Vaio Laptops Get Intel Refresh, Mod-Style Designs
Sony's Z, S and C Series Vaio laptops have received a spring refresh, complete with next-gen Intel processors, big-time color and design and (limited) free nylon sleeves.Sony announced a "little surprise" Jan. 22 - a spring refresh of its Vaio laptops that for whatever reason it decided to stay mum about at the recently concluded Consumer Electronics Show. Decorated to the hilt and with new CPU options and color possibilities, the changes extend to Sony's Z Series, S Series and C Series notebooks. Starting from the top, the Z series now comes with optional LTE mobile broadband and the latest second-generation Intel Core processors, from the Intel Core i5 to the Core i7 with Turbo Boost speeds up to 3.5GHz and RAID solid state drives. Plus, as these new spring offers are all about color, there's now the option of ordering the Vaio in a shade called Carbon Fiber Silver.
Think 60's retro meets the Matrix. [It has] shapes and shadows in various tones and not only is featured on the top case but creatively spreads onto the inside keyboard area ... Designers planned to give this laptop design a stereoscopic effect and in order to do that, they intentionally created layers of several geometric patterns and when you see it, it expresses a shining ripple across the top of the casing. ... What is especially interesting about this design decision is that it allows the owners I know who prefer the basic black design of laptops to have some personalization/expression without something being too obvious or over-the-top. I'm excited to see what our VAIO designers have up their sleeves next.Sweetening the deal further - and anyone going for Kaleidoscope Pink likely has a taste for sweets - Sony will be giving away free laptop sleeves to anyone purchasing a 14- or 15-inch model through February 4. Made of a nylon outer layer and "super-soft interior," the sleeves normally retail for $40.