Sony VAIO C Series Laptops Announced; Offers Core i5 CPU and AMD Radeon Hybrid Graphics

Sony has announced the Sony VAIO C Series Laptops featuring second generation Intel Core i5 processor, Blu-ray Disc drive (select models), and AMD Radeon Hybrid Graphics card (select models) with 1GB video memory delivering amazing picture quality all in a unique design.

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The all new Sony VAIO C Series laptop features exclusive one-of-a-kind design that collects and radiates lively Neon Orange and Neon Green light around the edges of the laptop, through the VAIO logo, and even around the touchpad.

Also available in Lightning White and Bolt Black, the new Sony VAIO C Series has a distinctive, appealing pattern and is available in two screen sizes – the VAIO CA10 model that features a 14-inch/35.5 cm (1366 x 768) widescreen LED backlit LCD widescreen display and the VAIO CB10 model which features a 15.5-inch LED backlit LCD widescreen display with the option of a Full HD 1080p screen.

Powered by second generation Intel Core i5 processor that Sony VAIO C series features Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, and AMD Radeon HD 6630 1GB Hybrid Graphics card (select models) that gives a performance boost to processor functions for a faster, more optimized overall computing experience while lowering power consumption. The hybrid graphics switch automatically between performance and battery-saving modes to suit the task in hand.

Sony VAIO C series also includes 4GB DDR3 RAM, Up to 320GB 2.5-inch SATA hard drive, WiFi 802.11b/g/N wireless LAN connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Blu-ray Disk, 4 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI out (3d supported) for 3D TV, and Dolby home theater audio with built-in speakers.

With Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium installed, Sony VAIO C Series models incorporate backlit full-pitch isolation keyboards, illuminating the lettering for typing in dark situations and also features built-in HD web camera powered by an “Exmor” sensor along with the built-in microphone for easier video chats. In addition, the laptop also offers Face Tracking technology that allows the camera to automatically adjust focus and follow you as you move around while video chatting.

The Sony VAIO C Series laptop (select models) also comes with Blu-ray Disk drive that combines the power of HD video playback with the convenience and utility of DVD and CD read/write functionalities, providing the highest quality picture and the sound with stunning clarity.

The C Series laptop comes with one-touch VAIO, ASSIST and WEB buttons, that launches Media Gallery software, VAIO Care software and access to the web without full boot-up into Windows, all with a touch of a button. In addition, it also offers Intel Wireless Display 2.0 (in select models) allowing users play videos, photos and music on their home TV.

Some of the other software bundled with Sony VAIO C Series laptop includes Sony Imagination Studio Suite 2 VAIO Edition, which combines five powerful Sony applications allowing users enhance and share music, photos, and movies, Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum which allows users edit and create their own movies. Also includes is Acid Music Studio which allows users  create their own original music or create remixes and mash-ups of your favorite songs.

Take a closer look:

I/O Interfaces

  • 4 x Hi-Speed USB v2.0 – 4 pin USB Type A
  • IEEE 1394 port (4-pin)
  • RJ-11 modem/fax/tel line
  • Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX – RJ-45
  • External display / video – VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
  • S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port
  • Line-in/microphone – mini-phone 3.5 mm
  • Audio line-out/headphones – mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
  • Audio line-in – mini-phone 3.5 mm
  • 5-in-1 Memory Card Reader

Sony VAIO VPC CA1S1E Model Specifications

  • Intel Core i5-2410M Processor
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • 4GB DDR3, 1333 MHz SDRAM, 8GB Max.
  • 320 GB SATA 5400rpm HDD
  • 35.5cm (14.0-inch) LED backlight (1366×768) Display
  • AMD Radeon HD 6470M Graphics, 1GB Video RAM
  • DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM
  • WLAN 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (x1)
  • Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (x3)
  • HDMI out (3D supported)
  • HD web camera powered by “Exmor”
  • Dolby Home Theatre technology
  • VAIO ASSIST button
  • Quick WEB access

Price and Availability

The Sony VAIO C Series laptops will be available in March 2011 for a starting price of about $880 or about Rs. 39,240 with standard one year warranty.