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.


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 sorryβ€”"Lava Black" and "Coconut White" models. [Sony via Electronista]