Sony starts shipping new Vaio ultrabooks

Sony has begun shipping the latest additions to its Vaio ultrabook range worldwide, with prices starting at $699 (£444).

The Vaio T Series 14 and 15 laptops run Intel’s Core processors and Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, while Sony’s main target audiences for these devices are students and professionals.

Weighing at 2.35 kg, the T Series 15 has an internal battery and a 15-inch touchscreen – which is able to display images at a 1,920 by 1,080 resolution and this laptop will set people back from $799.

The T Series 14 is the cheaper of the two ultrabooks, with the non-touch version costing from $699 and its 14-inch screen can show pictures with a 1,366 by 768 resolution.

Both laptops are able to support up to 8GB of memory and there is the option to hold 1TB or 512GB of SSD storage. Other key characteristics of the ultrabooks include a high-definition multimedia interface port, an SD card reader, a webcam and USB 3.0 slots.

Sony unveiled the Vaio models at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year, where it also demonstrated its latest smartphone, the Xperia Z.