Sony has revived its VAIO laptop product line and is targeting the higher end of the consumer spectrum. A major announcement from the Tokyo-based consumer tech giant reveals its latest paradigm shift; targeting even higher end consumers by enticing them with premium laptops by offering it in different, albeit outrageous colorways that are sure to turn not a few heads. The C15 series of the VAIO brand comes in orange / khaki, navy / gray, white / copper, and our favorite combination, yellow / black. Sony describes their latest laptops as "fashionable".
You have to look a long, hard look at the mirror and convince yourself that you absolutely want a white and copper laptop in order to justify the C15's price tag. Just to give you an idea about the specs; the base model comes with a 1366 x 768, 15.5-inch display (isn't this a bit low res nowadays?), powered by an Intel Celeron 3215U and with a rather minimal 4GB of RAM. OK, here's the best part of this article, you have to pay around USD 641 to own this laptop. For these specs, you're paying a lot of money to stand out. It gets even better, the USD 641 price is good for purchases made on the Sony online store; regular brick and mortar stores sell the C15 at a cool USD 910.
If you need more power under the hood, you have the option to upgrade to a full HD display, an i3 processor, and 8GB of RAM, there's no word on the cost to upgrade, but it would be safe to presume that you'll have to fork over a substantial amount of cash to get better specs. Other features include an anti-glare coating for the display which would minimize reflections, a high-end sound system with a built-in subwoofer, and a full-sized keyboard complete with the num pad. For users who refuse to give up on DVD, this laptop comes with a DVD drive. There's also connectivity for HDMI, USB, and Ethernet cables. For storage, you can choose between a 500GB HDD and a hybrid 1TB drive. Sony is kind enough to let users choose between Windows 10 and Windows 7, and in order to ensure maximum productivity, you can also opt to have your choice of which version of MS Office to install at your request (and presumably at an additional cost).
Currently, the VAIO C15 is available exclusively in Japan with no word whether this will be marketed internationally, but if you really want one, then there are plenty of third party options which would facilitate shipping this to your doorstep.
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