CES 2011: Sony unveils new concept notebooks and other refreshed models

Two concept notebooks are on display at the CES alongside many other “Sandy Bridge” upgraded models

Amongst all the participants in this ongoing CES, Sony was probably one company which made the least pre-event hype about its plans. But Sony sure does have some interesting stuff to show at the CES. Amongst other products on display at the CES, Sony has two concept notebooks.

One of them, a 13-incher has a “sheet battery” which the maker claims has twice the longevity of regular notebooks. Apart from that, the concerned concept notebook has one model with a wild, textured copper surface on the palmrest and LCD bezel along with a glossy black outside. On show also was another fully black model. Processing power for this model will supposedly come courtesy the latest-gen Intel Core mobile chips.

Talking of the other prototype, the 14-inch notebook has rounded front and back edges which are comparatively more rounded than most other existing notebooks. Also, the design of this concept is reminiscent of the CW or E series of VAIO laptops. This concept too should be using the latest of Core chips from Intel. Shipping of the final production model should begin before the end of the year.

Apart from the abovementioned prototypes, the VAIO F 3D edition is also on show which is majorly an upgraded version. In addition to a 3D display, the refreshed VAIO F has received upgrades in the form of an Intel Core i7 CPU and the GeForce GT 540M GPU, as well as virtual surround speakers. Pre-ordering for this model will begin from February 6 and the price has been set at $1,700. There is also the refreshed VAIO Y series laptop which now gets the AMD's Fusion E series chip and Radeon HD 6310 graphics. The laptop now will now be available for $550, way down from the current $800. Pre-ordering for this model too begins on February 6. Alongside also is the 13-inch VAIO S which now gets the Intel Core i5 (Sandy Bridge) chip and updated graphics. There is no change in the laptop’s external appearance however. The new VAIO S will go on sale from January 9 for a price of $900.

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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-01- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)