San Diego - Sony today introduced its entry-level Vaio E-series notebooks.
The E series has a $700 starting suggested retail and is available for pre-orders today through
. General distribution through Sony's retail partners will take place in March.
The E series feature 15.5-inch displays, Intel Core i5 processors with Hyper-Threading and Turbo Boost, up to 500GB of hard-drive storage, HDMI ports and each runs Microsoft's Windows 7 Premium OS. An optional Blu-ray ROM drive is available as is Bluetooth connectivity.
The laptops include a built-in Web cam.
The line is available in a variety of high-gloss colors: Caribbean Green, Iridescent Blue, Coconut White, Hibiscus Pink and Lava Black. In addition, three matte colors are also available: Maple Brown, Silvery White and Gunmetal.
The keyboards include separate number pads.