Sony has launched four new Intel Centrino 2-based Vaio laptop PCs, including an entry-level model, the Vaio SR, and the Vaio Z, the first notebook PC from Sony to be configurable with a Blu-ray disc drive.
Sony is now taking orders for the new Vaio Series Z, FW, BZ, and SR notebooks online and in Sony Style stores, said Nobuyasu Nozawa, senior product manager, in a meeting with BetaNews at the press launch. The new models support HDMI for HD “video in,” he said. All of them use cylindrical battery technology, too. Shipment is expected the first week in August.