Sony updates its VAIO line with a new range of mainstream notebooks. Called Fit, the new line is intended for students and professionals on-the-go who want to get notebooks with advanced performance and premium design but at an entry-level price point. The lower-end Fit 14E and Fit 15E will have plastic casing, while the premium Fit 14 and Fit 15 will feature tough, aluminum chassis with Sony’s signature sparkling diamond cut VAIO logo.
Sony’s new Fit and Fit E laptops are powered by Intel’s Core processor up to Core i7 for accelerated performance. They can be equipped with optional NVIDIA GeForce GT740M graphics with 1GB or 2GB of RAM and hybrid hard drive or solid state drive for enhanced performance. Blu-ray optical drive is also an option. The 14-inch Fit 14/14E get a 1600×900 display, and the 15-inch Fit 15/15E will go Full HD with 1920×1080 screen. Touchscreen is available as an option.
The Fit line also includes technologies from Sony’s digital imaging and sound divisions. These notebooks sport webcam with Exmor R for PC sensor for better low-light performance, and features Sony’s ClearAudio+ sound quality. The 14E and 15E will come with big box speakers, and the Fit 15E model adds a subwoofer for powerful audio quality.
Sony’s new VAIOs come with full-size backlit keyboard and large touch pad, and the 15-inch models will have integrated number pad. Other than Bluetooth and WiFi, they also include NFC for quick information sharing.
The Fit 14 and Fit 15 will be available in mid-May in Steel Black, Steel Pink and Steel Silver starting at $649 and $699, respectively. The $549 and $579 Fit 14E and Fit 15E will come in black, pink and white. Premium digital art software ArtRage Studio are included with VAIO Fit laptops.