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Sony unveils new VAIO Fit lineup of notebooks

Company announces new Fit notebooks as welll as an updated T Series 15 Ultrabook

In a press release today, Sony took the wraps off their new series of devices, the VAIO Fit notebooks. Aimed at users who "want more of a premium design but still at an entry-level price point"the laptops will be available as the regular VAIO Fit and a less-expensive Fit E series.

Sony is placing an emphasis on screen quality with their new notebooks, and by utilizing technology used in their television sets, the Fit 15 will feature a 1920 x 1080 Full HD display, while the Fit 14 makes do with an HD+ resolution of 1600 x 900. In addition, the Fit series are crafted using aluminum materials to go along with an optional touchscreen and colors such as Steel Black, Steel Pink and Steel Silver.

As far as innards go, Sony is offering up to Core i7 processors across their lineup of devices, to go along with up to 2GB of VRAM on yet unnamed NVIDIA GPUs, NFC communications and optional Solid State Drives on the Fit 14 and Fit 15. The entire Fit series will be available in mid-May, with the Fit 14 and Fit 15 retailing for $649 and $699, while the Fit 14E and 15E will retail for $549 and $579 respectively. 

On top of the announcement of the new Fit series, Sony also added a few enhancements to their VAIO T Series 15 Ultrabook. The touch-enabled device now features a Full HD resolution of 1920x1080, to go along with 3rd Generation Intel processors and Hybrid Hard Drive options. Also available in mid-May, the T Series 15 is expected to retail for about $849.

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Omar Qudsi, 2013-05- 7 (Update: 2013-05- 7)