Sony VAIO CB Notebook Launches with WiDi 2.0, Dedicated Graphics & 2nd Gen Core i5

The new Sony VAIO C notebooks include the 15.5″ VAIO CB notebook which will be available in early March with the latest second generation Intel Core i5 processor options and numerous multimedia and sharing features. As you can see in the VAIO CB photos below, the color options are quite literally Neon Green and Neon Orange, which are the names given to the color options. Fear not, if you prefer a subdued style as there will also be a Lightning White and Bolt Black available.

Sony VAIO CB Specs:

The VAIO CB notebooks aren’t just flash on the outside, underneath these bright colors resides a Second Generation Intel Core i5 processor complete with TurbOBoost 2.0 which can ramp up the power when you need an extra boost. The VAIO C notebooks can also be configured with an AMD Radeon HD 6630 graphics processor with 1GB RAM for users that need more graphics power for multimedia creation or gaming. Additionally, the VAIO CB notebooks can be configured with a Blu-Ray Drive which would be a nice addition for notebooks that are upgraded to the full HD 1080p display.

Another really cool feature is Intel Wireless Display 2.0 which can wirelessly stream video in 1080P to your HDTV with a WiDi 2.0 adapter. The WiDi adapters run around $99 and aren’t great for gaming, but perfect for presenting or streaming music and movies to a HDTV. Wireless Display will be getting an update in April to support playback of protected content like Blu-Ray or DVDs.

Sony VAIO CB Features:

The VAIO CB notebook also has an HD webcam with an Exmor sensor that should deliver greet low light performance and a backlit keyboard is standard. Both of these options are very nice for users who will work on the go for business or for students who need to work in a dimly lit dorm room while a room mate is sleeping.

Rounding out the out of box experience is the inclusion of the Sony Imagination Studio Suite 2 VAIO Edition software suite which includes all the software you need to get up and running creatively speaking. The suite includes a movie editor, audio editor and photo editing applications much like the iLife suite found on new Macs.

Sony VAIO CB  Price and Availability

The Sony VAIO CB notebook will be available on March 13th alongside the VAIO CA notebooks. The starting price for the series is $880, and we expect the base price of the larger 15.5″ VAIO CB to be a bit more. Both the VAIO CB and VAIO CA notebooks will be available from SonyStyle and from select retailers including ABT Electronics, B&H Photo, Fry’s Electronics, J&R Electronics and MicroCenter.

Sony VAIO CB Gallery:

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