Sony Launches First Ultrabook for $799, Four New E Series VAIOs
Sony has finally joined the Ultrabook wars, and it's first model is cheaper than you might think. The VAIO T13 starts at $799, compared to $1,000 or more for other models, and features a sleek full-flat design and zippy Ivy Bridge processor. Sony has also unveiled four new E series VAIO notebooks with Sony's magazine-like "wrap" design, similar to the Sony Tablet S. Also common to the series is the ability to wake from sleep in two seconds and a backlit keyboard (except for the E11). The E14P is particularly intriguing because of its premium audio and optional music creation software from LL Cool J.
Sony VAIO T13
Sony VAIO E15
Sony VAIO E11
Sony VAIO E14
Sony VAIO E14P
The other major feature of the E14P is its audio system. Its Dolby Speakers are enclosed in special boxes to enhance their quality. A special bundle includes a one-year membership to Boomdizzle, a music creation and sharing site founded by LL Cool J and Dolby.
This notebook will start at $699, and will come in Black with Burgundy Red, White with Aqua Blue, or Gunmetal with Vintage Gold. The Boodizzle Bundle, which comes with Sony V55 DJ Headphones, will only be available in Black with Burgundy Red, and will start at $899.