The Vaio E15 and Vaio SE14 thin and light laptops have officially launched in India marking the comeback of the erstwhile brand in India. Vaio exited the Indian market with Sony back in 2014, but this time it is backed by Hong-Kong based Nexstgo. As a part of its comeback, the company has introduced two new laptops, E15 and SE14 powered by AMD Ryzen and Intel processors respectively.
“Catering to the gadget-buffs as we bring our A-Game with VAIO E15 and SE14, Nexstgo allying with VAIO is looking forward to serving the customers to the best of our ability. This launch will also help in making India globally competitive by embracing new-age technology,” said Mr Alex Chung, CEO, Nexstgo Company Limited.
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“The partnership will add value to VAIO, accelerating its market penetration and growth trajectory towards becoming the go-to tech brand for the young target audience. India is a significant nation to tap and this alliance will help us cement our leadership position here as we form a durable, symbiotic relationship to benefit the customers,” said Ms Seema Bhatnagar, Regional Business Director (South Asia), Nexstgo Company Limited.
The Vaio E15 is priced starting at Rs 66,990 in India and is being offered in two colours: Graphite Black and Tin Silver. The Vaio SE14 is priced at Rs 84,690 and is offered in Red Copper and Dark Gray colours to choose from.
However, on Flipkart, the Vaio E15 is available to pre-order at Rs 49,990 for the AMD Ryzen 5 model and Rs 56,990 for the AMD Ryzen 7 processor. Similarly, the Vaio SE14 is up for pre-orders at Rs 62,990 on Flipkart.
All models run on Microsoft Windows 10 Home with MS Office 365 and include a 3-in-1 sleeve in-the-box.
The Vaio E15 has a thin and light profile that measures 19.9 millimetres in thickness and weighs 1.77 kilograms. It features a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) anti-glare display with a 1MP webcam.
There’s an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U with Radeon Vega 8 graphics variant of the Vaio E15 along with the Ryzen 7 3700U with Radeon Vega 10 GPU model for users to choose from. This is paired with 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage.
The I/O ports include LAN, Type-C for charging, two Type-A 3.1 ports, an HDMI port, a microSD card slot and a headphone-microphone combo audio jack.
The Vaio E15 is claimed to offer 8-hour battery life and comes with 2-year on-site warranty.
The Vaio SE14 features a 14-inch Full HD anti-glare display in a thin and light chassis that weighs 1.35 kilograms and measures 19.55 millimetres in thickness. It is being offered in Dark Gray and Red Copper colour options to choose from.
The SE14 is powered by 8th generation Intel Core i5-8265U processor which is paired with Intel UHD 620 graphics along with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD storage. The I/O ports include two Type-C ports, two Type-A ports, an HDMI port, microSD card and an audio combo jack.
The Vaio SE14 has a 720p webcam with an infrared LED for face unlock features supported by Windows Hello. The laptop has four-speaker outlets and the keyboard is backlit as well.
Vaio SE14 claims to offer 13-hour battery life on a single charge and comes with a 2-year on-site warranty.