Sony announced two new laptops today. First up is the VAIO EA, a 14" model that will be available in bright green, blue and pink colors. Next is the VAIO EC, this model is only available in matte back and features a 17.3" display. Both systems are expected to retail for start around $699,
The first in the lineup of new gadgets are the new E series models. Similar to the models offered in Europe, these new ones feature the same color options and personalization you expect from an E but now available in a range in screen sizes and smaller slick keyboard skins to boot. The EA is the smallest of the E family. Coming with a 14” screen, the EA is a compact but powerful machine that’s good for users looking for a multi-use system + entertainment capabilities while traveling.
Compatible with the new Intel Wireless Display technology that allows you to wirelessly project from your PC to your TV* , it boasts an available Intel® Core™ i5-540M processor, up to 500GB(700rpm) hard drive, up to 8GB memory, available Blu-ray Disc player/burner and an option for ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470 GPU graphics card (512MB VRAM).
Offering similar specs but with a 15.5” screen, the newer EB model is just as good as its previous version but now comes with Intel Wireless Display.
The last addition to the E series lineup is the VAIO EC model.
With a 17.3” screen, it’s currently available in matte black, but all 5 keyboard skin colors are available. 1 GB gfx card is an option here which provides that extra performance boost for gamers and video editors. Options include up to Intel Core i5-540M processor, up to 500GB (7200rpm) hard drive, memory up to 8GB, optional Blu-ray Disc player/burner, and available ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 GPU (1GB VRAM) graphics card.