In addition to new features, all VAIO systems will now be supplied with Windows Vista Home Premium (or Windows Vista Business in the case of the SZ4-Series). With so wide a selection of updated VAIO products on offer, there's something for everyone, whether for work or play.
Developed in collaboration with the Design Centre Europe, the VAIO C2-Series exemplifies freedom of choice, with a strong, youthful and diverse feel to the range. Painstakingly selected colour palettes are used to give each model a special appeal to certain personality types. The original five - timeless black, nomad grey, karma white, free spirit pink and natura green - have been joined by a sixth, rediscovery blue. A mix of soft blue tones with storm greys, the new colour palette evokes skies and seas and feelings of self-awareness and stimulation. The range is innovatively accessorised with colour-matched desktop mice and a specially created collection of stylish carry bags from leading designer Mandarina Duck.
Designed to push performance beyond the normal boundaries imposed by portability, the VAIO SZ4-Series is the definitive statement ultra-portable for professionals. Combining visually beguiling carbon fibre construction with one of the slimmest screens ever produced, the SZ4-Series is effortlessly stylish - and effortlessly portable at just 1.69kg. It's also the only notebook in the world with two graphics chipsets, enabling users to opt for extended battery life or huge graphics power depending on what they need.
For those wanting a home portable that has the power for serious fun, there's the VAIO FE40-Series. Behind the scenes, there's hard-hitting processing and graphics power from a potent combination of Intel Core 2 Duo processors and NVIDIA GeForce Go graphics. The large, dual lamp widescreen X-black LCD enhanced display is perfect for movies and games, and the rest of the time it's a comfortably roomy Windows workspace.
When value and versatility are the key considerations, the distinctive, white VAIO N20-Series is the ideal choice. Sporting a highly readable, X-black LCD 15.4-inch widescreen display and powered by a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo and Core Duo processors, the N20-Series combines ergonomic design with plenty of real-world performance. This mix of practicality and ease of use makes the N20-Series an obvious choice for a general purpose home notebook or for students needing their own portables.
Sony's unique all-in-one PC-TV fusion, the VAIO LA2-Series, now comes with a full 2GB of memory as standard to ensure super-smooth multimedia performance. The ultra-slim system unit is immensely stylish and will look good in any room in the house, where it will act as the complete digital media centre. Its huge 19-inch super-high resolution widescreen display features X-black LCD enhancement for improved contrast, true blacks and vivid colour, while dual lamp illumination ensures a brilliant, lifelike image. All this makes it the perfect way to view digital photos, personal video clips, movies and TV. A hybrid digital (DVB-T)/analogue TV tuner delivers the best of both worlds, and a large 300GB hard disk provides massive storage for recording your favourite programmes. Suprememly easy to use yet incredibly powerful and versatile, the LA20-Series will make perfectly at home with the digital lifestyle.
Commenting on the latest round of updates, Jun Koyama, Marketing Director, VAIO Of Europe (VOE) said: "We are starting 2007 in the same spirit we began 2006. When something needs to be changed to meet current customer expectations, then that's what happens. The focus is - as always - on constant development and on giving people the quality they deserve."