02. 29. 2008
New Sony Vaio customizable laptops
Sony Vaio laptops are always lust-worthy, with the exception of the wretched hard-to-use Vaio keyboards. Still, geeks will undoubtedly sneer at the girly new 15.4 in. Graphic Splash Expressions Collection Sony has just released.
One of this line’s most noteworthy features will also strike tekkies as embarrassingly girly: for an extra $25.50, your choice of custom fonts for the keyboard, including one script. (That one must be popular because it’s backordered.)
Shown, the Flora pattern; you can also select Leaf, appropriately very Japanese, and Victorian Lace, a stylized floral that looks a bit Japanese too. All patterns come in blue, pink, and basic black.
The entry-level configuration (Intel Core 2 Duo [2.1GHz], 2 GB memory, 120 GB hard drive, wireless and Bluetooth, plus Vista, Works, Quickbooks) is a pretty reasonable $1279. But you can go up and up to faster processors, 4 GB of memory, a 300 GB hard drive, Blu-ray, and so forth and so on. 2 lines of engraving, however, are free.