SOURCE: Sony Europe

Sony Europe

February 22, 2011 03:00 ET

Light Up Your Life With New 14" VAIO C Series

Colourful Notebook PC With 3D Output and Stand-Out Looks to Match Your Lifestyle

LONDON--(Marketwire - February 22, 2011) -

  • Stunning notebook PC with ground-breaking 'light emitting' translucent style option
  • High-contrast 14" (35.5cm) widescreen VAIO Display
  • HD web camera powered by "Exmor" for clearer, sharper video web chat
  • HDMI out (3D supported) for watching videos and games on 3D TV
  • Surf the Internet in seconds with one-touch WEB access

Seeing really is believing. With eye-grabbing looks that demand attention, the colourful new 14" VAIO® C Series from Sony makes a dramatic lifestyle statement. It's also a fully-featured notebook PC, with ample power to handle your day-to-day computing needs.

The latest VAIO C Series showcases a radical style direction by Sony that stands out from run-of-the-mill notebook PCs. A choice of fashion colours include two special orange and green 'light emitting' options. This audacious design scatters light along edges of the translucent PC lid and other key surfaces to create a dramatic glow effect.

Aside from ground-breaking looks, new VAIO C Series balances portability and performance to make light of everyday tasks -- from emailing to editing presentations.

The high contrast 14" (35.5cm) real-wide VAIO Display with LED backlighting provides plenty of screen space for web browsing, photo viewing and document editing.

Night or day, new VAIO C Series is beautifully easy to use. Backlighting on the full-pitch isolation keyboard illuminates automatically for precise, accurate typing when the lights are low. There's also a multi-touch trackpad, and an ambient light sensor that optimises screen brightness for a clear, comfortable picture in daylight or at dusk.

The integrated HD web camera powered by "Exmor" delivers a crisp, clear HD image for more realistic web chats and video calls.

With a touch of the handily-placed WEB button you're powered up and online in seconds. Launching Internet access without a full boot-up, it's a valuable time-saver for checking emails in a café or airport lounge. There's also an ASSIST button that launches VAIO Care software, troubleshooting problems and keeping your VAIO in top condition.

14" VAIO C Series isn't short on computing power and storage capacity to accommodate everyday multimedia and general computing needs. The latest Intel® Core™ i5 processor is matched by up to 320GB HDD space and 4GB RAM for comfortable multitasking with Genuine Windows 7® Home Premium installed.

Connectivity options include Bluetooth®, four USB ports (one USB 3.0 and three USB 2.0) and a new HDMI out (3D supported). Just connect your 3D TV to enjoy favourite 3D movies and games on the television screen.

Available as an option when you order VAIO C Series online, hybrid graphics switch automatically between performance and battery-saving modes to suit the task in hand. Other choices when you order online from Sony include CPU and storage enhancements to power up your VAIO.

There's a colourful family of official accessories by Sony to complement the stand-out looks of the latest 14" VAIO Series. A curvaceously sculpted Bluetooth wireless mouse and funky keyboard skins are joined by a sleek carry pouch with a colour-coordinated lining to match your notebook.

The brilliantly styled new 14" VAIO C Series of notebook PCs by Sony is available from March/ April 2011 depending on country.

Processor   Intel® Core™ i5-2410M
OS   Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
Memory   4GB DDR3 1333Mhz SDRAM (Max. 8GB)
HDD   320GB Serial ATA 5400rpm
Screen   35.5cm (14.0") VAIO Display with LED backlight (1366x768)
Graphics   AMD Radeon™ HD 6470M
Optical drive   DVD±RW/±R DL/RAM
Others   WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth® 2.1; SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (x1) and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (x3); HDMI out (3D supported); Multi-touch trackpad; HD web camera powered by "Exmor"; Dolby Home Theatre® technology; VAIO ASSIST button; Quick WEB access

Specifications and features vary by model. Please check VAIO laptops for more information.


Environmental Info
Sony Europe is constantly rethinking and re-evaluating its products, processes and potential impact on the planet.

Product: Sony is committed to ensuring its products continue to use less energy -- we aim to reduce the average power consumption of our products by 30% by the end of FY2015*

Process: Our processes throughout the supply chain are as environmentally conscious as possible, from product creation to waste disposal -- we aim to reduce CO2 emissions from Sony Group sites by 30% by the end of FY2015**

Planet: Sony is determined that its practices as a business should be environmentally responsible -- our long term goal is to achieve a zero environmental footprint throughout the lifecycle of Sony's products and business activities.

Please refer to for more information on Sony's environmental activities

* Compared to the level of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009
** Compared to the level of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001

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About Sony:
Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam Camcorder®, "α" (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO® laptop personal computers and high-definition (HD) professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM® HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League until 2012, Official FIFA Partner until 2014 and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010 and 2014, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.

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