updated 11:45 am EDT, Tue April 10, 2007
Sony VAIO L Spring 2007
As a complement to today's notebook updates, Sony has also seen fit to boost its all-in-one, folding VAIO L with a series of new cosmetic and performance changes. The most significant changes are to the smaller 15.4-inch LB, according to the company: the system gains a stand-out aqua color scheme (shown) and a speed-up with a 1.86GHz Celeron M in every model. The 19-inch VAIO LA gets improved storage: owners of the premium Blu-Ray version can now author movies straight to the HD format and can record as well as convert video in H.264. Hard disk capacity has been bumped to 320GB on the same PC.
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The newly-colored LB sells in Japan on April 21st in its aqua hue as well as pink or white for $1,509 with 1GB of RAM and 100GB of storage. More demanding users can opt for the flagship LA with the Blu-Ray drive, 1GB of RAM, and a GeForce Go 7600 video chipset for $3,353. Expect only changes made to the LA to appear in North America.