Sony Europe has announced the first model from their 2012 VAIO E-series multimedia notebook line. The model in question is the VAIO E 14P with a 14″ display and the current Intel “Sandy Bridge” processor.
The new VAIO E sports refreshed design with a wrap-around look, accented by color flourishes around the laptops edges. The notebook has a backlit chiclet keyboard and a large touchpad, as well as an aluminum speaker bar. The laptop will be available in white, black, and pink colors.
An interesting feature on the notebook is gesture control for interaction with select Windows apps using hand movements. The technology uses webcam for gesture recognition and currently works with Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer 9, Micorsoft PowerPoint, and PowerDVD apps.
The listed VAIO SVE14A1S1EW model comes with the Intel Core i3-2350M “Sandy Bridge” dual-core processor with integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics, accompanied by the AMD Radeon HD 7670M 1GB dedicated card for situations when higher graphics performance is needed. That’s a switchable GPU solution. The screen resolution is 1366×768. The notebook has a built-in DVD drive and a battery life of maximal 7 hours.
The Sony VAIO E 14P is Dolby Home Theater-certified and has stereo speakers and an Exmor-branded web camera, as well as HDMI out and USB 3.0.
Sony hasn’t provided info on pricing and availability.
The 2011 E series are available in 14″ (EG), 15.5″ (EH), and 17.3″ (EJ) sizes, with prices starting at about $600.
Source: Sony Europe | Via: Slash Gear