Sony Launches Laptop Hot Spots

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San Diego - Sony today introduced new Y- and Z-series Vaio laptops, each of which can create a local wireless hot spot.

Both series now include Sony Share My Connection technology that can give web access to up to five additional computers, said Brian Nolin, Sony's product manager.

The high-end Z series, $1,950 suggested retail, has a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 520M processor with Intel TurboBoost technology, up to 6GB of memory, a 13.1-inch display, a 256GB solid-state drive, and Nvidia GeForce GT330M graphics with 1GB of video RAM.

Other features include fingerprint-scanner security, noise-canceling headphones, the Vaio Care assist software and a backlit keyboard.

The Y series, $770, has a 13.3-inch display, a 1.2GHz processor, 4GB of memory, Intel HD graphics, 500GB hard drive and Microsoft Office Starter 2010. This includes reduced functionality versions of Office and Excel.


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