Sony has just unveiled an array of Windows-8 ready VAIO laptop PCs and this included the 17.3-inch VAIO E17, which is the other half of the duo of trendy laptops under the VAIO E series. The E17 is a multimedia laptop that is geared towards users who put premium on performance over portability. This is an ideal choice for those who are in the market for an oversized laptop that don’t necessarily fall under the gaming laptop PC category. Nonetheless, one of the key features of the VAIO E17 laptop is a top-end HD display that boasts of a 1080 pixel resolution, and this makes this Windows-8 ready gadget ideal for gaming, graphics and video playback.
The Sony VAIO E17 laptop also takes the standard of energy efficiency to a new level as it comes with a deep sleep mode function with an extremely low power requirement, and this means that the E17 multimedia laptop can last up to maximum of 10 days when it is on sleep mode. Thus, you can easily shift from deep sleep mode to regular operation mode by simply opening the lid of the E17 Windows 8 laptop. With this feature, users are assured that their data are kept intact and safe up to 10 days and they can continue their work from where they have left off in no time at all thanks to the laptop’s Rapid Wake+ Eco.
This recent addition to the VAIO E family boasts of a button-free touchpad, a built-in high-definition web cam that is supported by the ‘Exmor for PC’ functionality, Clear Phase audio technology, USB charging of phones even when the E17 laptop is powered off and a backlit keyboard. The Sony VAIO E17 multimedia laptop comes roaring with an Intel Core i5 processor and this is complemented by 6GB of DDR3 memory, a 1GB graphics chipset and a 750GB hard drive.
The VAIO E17 laptop boasts of a 17.3-inch display with a 1600 x 900p resolution and a drive that supports Blue Ray format. This latest SONY VAIO laptop also supports connectivity for HDMI, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, Bluetooth version 4.0 and WLAN 802.11b/g/n. It comes in 2 different color themes – black and white. The other half of this Windows-8 ready E series laptop, the 15.5-inch Sony VAIO E15 laptop, will also offer a third color option, which is yellow.
In a related development, Sony has also confirmed that it will also be releasing the touchscreen version of the E14P. The starting price of the VAIO E17 laptop is $730 and it is expected to hit the market, together with an array of laptop PCs under VAIO T-series, VAIO S-series, VAIO L series and the VAIO Duo 11 and VAIO Tap 20 top-tier laptops, before the end of the month.