Sony is getting ready to launch a new budget-oriented notebook based on the latest AMD Brazos 2.0 platform. The upcoming VAIO E notebook will feature decent hardware for a low price and may become an interesting option for all those people looking for a portable and cheap, yet capable laptop.
The VAIO E will be based on an AMD E2-1800 dual-core processor running at 1.7 GHz and sporting an on-chip Radeon HD 7340 graphics. In addition the VAIO E will come with an 11.6-inch screen working at 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. The rest of the specs conform to the requirement for a low price – you get a 500 GB hard drive, 4 GB of DDR3 SDRAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, two USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, VGA and HDMI ports, Gigabit Ethernet, a card reader and a web camera as well as on-board audio. The battery capacity reaches 3500 mAh and Sony says it should last about 5.5 hours.
The Sony VAIO E will sell for around 450 USD and for that price you also get Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Edition. Weighing just a little over 3 pounds the Sony VAIO E will be available in three colors – black, white and pink.