Sony notebooks have always commanded a premium for good reasons such as great design among other traits. Its latest refresh to its notebook lineup looks to maintain that edge as it packs in the design quality that we've come to love about their series. The spring launch introduces a new VAIO E series that's all pretty with several color options, though we only spotted the White, Black and Pink designs at the event. While these three colors are available immediately, Sony may bring in the other colors depending on demand, but don't hold your breath for them.
Besides the newly minted VAIO E notebooks, the usual platform refreshes took place among the other Sony notebooks as Intel recently updated its desktop and mobile platform offerings. Among the top of our "I lust" list has to be the new Sony VAIO Z. When we first reviewed the first generation two years ago in 2008, we were impressed enough to hand it our Editor's Choice award, and the refresh packs even more punch in the form of an Intel Core i7-620M, though bear in mind that's a dual-core Intel Core i7, and not the quad-core versions. That said, the notebook sports a quad in the form of its four SSD drives in RAID 0 mode that should deliver blazing fast performance, and we can't wait to get our hands on one.