Sony has announced a new low-cost notebook series - the VAIO NR. These notebooks will be available for as low as $749.
The new series is available in three colors: Wenge -- a rich brown with copper accents; silk -- a bright white with a matte finish; and granite -- a silver hue with natural tones.
The notebooks feature a textured chassis with a comfortable, fabric-like feel that is pleasing to the eye and cool to the touch. Their slim, modern design incorporates rounded corners and beveled edges, making them easier to insert and remove from carrying cases when on-the-go.
The NR models feature a 15.4-inch (measured diagonally) widescreen display with XBRITE-ECO™ LCD technology, which delivers razor-sharp details and crisp, bold colors.
The PCs also incorporate an Intel Core 2 Duo processor (on select models) for fast processing speeds, longer battery life and enhanced wireless computing. The units come pre-installed with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium.
“These new notebooks offer our trademark, head-turning designs along with cutting-edge technologies at an affordable price,” said Mike Abary, senior vice president of VAIO product marketing at Sony Electronics.
The PC’s built-in 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN enables wireless connectivity to home networks or hotspots at airports, hotels or cafes for quick access to the Internet and e-mail.