Sony's VAIO Expo Tour at the Sony Wonder Technology Lab in New York heralded the new VAIO T Series Ultrabook as well as a new portfolio of VAIO PCs built with Sony's audio, video, imaging and software technology.
The first Ultrabook to carry the VAIO name, the T Series packs high performance into a stylishly slim magnesium and aluminum chassis. Also in the VAIO family are enhancements to the E, S, Z and L All-in-One Series models.
Available with a 13.3-inch display, the new VAIO T Series features the latest generation Ultra Low Voltage Intel Core processors. The Ultrabook comes with an optional Solid State Drive or Hybrid drive.
The VAIO T Series is made for business with two USB ports including a charging function for mobile devices, HDMI out, VGA, Ethernet, Memory Stick and SD Card Reader.
T Series 13-inch will start at approximately $799.99 in Silver Mist.
Designed for everyday users, the VAIO E Series features a new wrap around design. Available in 11.6-inch, 14-inch, and the 15.5-inch models, which feature an Aluminum design with a diamond cut VAIO logo, the PCs include backlit keyboards (14-inch and 15.5-inch), high contrast display and AMD Radeon graphics. The 11-inch model comes with an AMD processor, the 14-inch comes with second-generation Intel Core processor and 15-inch is available with a variety of second and third generation Intel Core processors.
In collaboration with LL COOL J, Sony offers the VAIO E 14P bundle in red and black wrap design featuring Boomdizzle's MyConnect Studio Technology, allowing multiple artists and musicians to record, edit and produce new music together in real-time from anywhere in the world.
The bundle also includes Dolby Home Theatre v4 Audio Technology and Sony MDR-V55 DJ style headphones styled to match.
E Series 11 will start at approximately $449.99 in Sharkskin Black and Seafoam White.
E Series 14 will start at approximately $549.99 in Sharkskin Black, Seafoam White and Seashell Pink.
E Series 14 Premium will start at approximately $699.99 in Black with Burgundy Red, White with Aqua Blue and Gunmetal with Vintage Gold.
E Series 14 Premium Boomdizzle Bundle will start at approximately $899.99 in Black with Burgundy Red.
E Series 15 will start at approximately $449.99 in Aluminum Silver, Sharkskin Black and Seafoam White.
The S Series offers a combination of mobility and performance. Crafted in weight-saving magnesium, aluminum and carbon fiber materials, the 13.3-inch and 15.5-inch models feature standard voltage processors, NVIDIA Graphics with up to 2GB of VRAM, Optimus Battery Technology, different Hard Drive and Solid State Drive options, slot-in optical drives (Blu-ray Disc options as well) and backlit keyboards.
With the third generation of Intel Core processors now available, the S Series models will both be available with up to Core i7 and the 15-inch supports an i7 Quad Core processor. Options for QUAD RAID 0 technologies are available on both the 13-inch and 15-inch S Series laptops.
Security is enhanced and made simple with TPM and Fingerprint Reader and fourth generation Hard Disk Drive Shock Protection Technology (Free Fall Protection Sensor and Axis Change Sensor).
The larger 15-inch screen-size model features a Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Display, offering super wide viewing angles for high-impact images.
Available as an option is a new docking station for the S Series to maximize power. An integrated 500GB hard disk drive backs up files automatically in order to add more storage. Also, when coupled with the large-capacity optional sheet battery, users can be mobile and unplugged for up to 12 hours with the 15-inch and up to 14 hours with the 13-inch model while also offering a thin battery profile. Intelligent charging enables VAIO S Series users to charge the optional sheet battery separately from the PC and attach it to the system at any time without shutting down.
S Series 13-inch will start at approximately $899.99 in Black, Silver, White and Pink.
S Series 13-inch Premium will start at approximately $1119.99 in Carbon Fiber Black, Carbon Fiber Gold and Carbon Fiber Gun Metal.
S Series 15-inch will start at approximately $999.99 in Black and Silver.
Designed for the multi-tasking business professional, the VAIO celebrates its 15 year anniversary with an glossy carbon fiber Z Series Anniversary edition. Carbon fiber materials provide the VAIO Z with a sleek casing, while maintaining a slim 2.6-pound weight. It comes with a Full HD Display (1920x1080), uses Solid State Flash RAID drives and third generation Intel Quad Core processors.
The Power Media Dock drive further expands the capabilities of the VAIO Z providing additional ports. When paired with the dock, the Z Series can support up to three external monitors.
In addition, the VAIO Z includes I/O port connectivity and Sony's Sheet Battery technology.
Z Series will start at approximately $1599.99 in Black, Carbon Fiber Gold, Carbon Fiber Black and Premium Carbon fiber Black
Powered by Sony's BRAVIA Engine with the X-Reality chip, the new VAIO L Series All-in-One is a contemporary high-definition PC/TV with a full flush 24-inch (diag.) LED backlit multi-touch display.
The All-in-One includes a TV Tuner with picture in picture functionality, allowing users to watch TV while on the PC.
The L Series is available with the third generation of Intel Core processors, supporting up to i7 Quad Core, Slot load DVD and Blu-ray Disc options, 1, 2, & 3TB hard disk drive options and NVIDIA Graphics options. A glasses-free 3D option will be available late summer 2012.
L Series All-in-One will start at approximately $1299.99 in Black and White.
Sony's complete VAIO portfolio include
stereo speakers and Clear Phase, XLoud, S-FORCE and S-Master technologies; built-in HD web cameras powered by an Exmor sensor; PlayMemories Home Software; Sony's own Rapid Wake technology; backlit Keyboards; USB 3.0 chargers; multi-gesture track packs; and VAIO Gesture Control function.
The VAIO Series models come equipped with the latest Windows 7 operating systems and are eligible
for the Windows 8 upgrade.