Sony Launches Vaio E Series Today: Core i5 Notebooks, in TechnicolorS

There may be only one build of the Sony Vaio E notebook you can buy today, but your coloring options are equal parts expansive and aggressive. Even beyond the plumage, though, you're looking at a nice little set-up.

It's easy to be distracted by the glare of the "Caribbean Green" and "Hibiscus Pink" color schemes, but under the hood of the 15.5" Vaio E available today are a Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, and a CD/DVD burner standard for $800.

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There are other options coming soon, including Core i5 and Blu-ray upgrades that will be available starting Feb 7th.

The 3.5 hours of battery life is a little disappointing, but otherwise, the Vaio E looks to be a reasonably priced notebook with some pep. And if you don't necessarily need your laptop to be visible from 500 yards, black and white models are also available. Oh, I'm sorry—"Lava Black" and "Coconut White" models. [Sony via Electronista]