Sony fans, especially those in the need of a new laptop, need not be put off by the usually high prices of the Japanese electronics giant as a lot of laptops are having their prices slashed, according to a report from Sony this morning. The US headquarters of Sony Electronics announced that the base price of the Vaio SA laptop has been reduced by $250 to $1000 whereas the lower end models, the SB line of laptops, now start at $780, a 2.5% reduction from the previous price of $800.
One of the quickest responses from customers concerned the situation for buyers who had ordered but are yet to receive their laptops, and for this Sony declined an answer saying that retailers have their own pricing policies. The 13-inch Vaio SA should become a better option in the market thanks to the slashed price. Its aesthetics are reportedly among the best but buyers have been preferring competitors because of Sony’s “unfairly high” price.
In addition to the lowering of prices, Sony also announced that its high end, 15.5” Vaio SE series of laptops will be on sale soon. This series features a 1080p display for ultimate HD experience and for $1000; users will be treated to an Intel 2nd generation core i5-2430M, quad core processor, 4GB of RAM and a hard disk with a whopping 640GB capacity. Included are a DVD burner but the downsides, based on early reviews, include an unresponsive trackpad and low battery life.
Additionally, the C and E series will now have the option of Sandy Bridge processors while the F and L series will feature Vegas Movie Studio, HD Platinum version and Sound Forge Audio Studio and ACID Music Studio for free! The upgrades in the base versions of its laptops should help Sony regain a share in the market which it has been holding onto till now only based on its reputation for solid design and build.