When Sony announced the VAIO E Series 14P, they talked about the Intel Core i3-2350m processor; however, it did not mention anything about the new Ivy Bridge Intel processor. But Sony Australia has listed the Intel Ivy Bridge version of the VAIO E 14P with the price at AUD 1,499, which converts to around $1,554 US dollars. The prices on electronics in Australia tend to be sky-high, so even though the below specs are somewhat outstanding at this price point, the product would not sell much:
- Model: VAIO E 14P (SVE14A16FGH)
- Processor: Intel Core i7-3612QM Processor 2.10 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz (Intel Ivy Bridge 3rd generation Core)
- Graphics: AMD 7670M and Intel HD 4000
- Screen: 14-inch 1600 x 900
- OS: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
- Storage: 750 GB HD (Serial ATA, 5400 rpm)
- Memory: 4GB RAM
- Optical Drive: DVD Burner
- Ports: Two USB 2.0, 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0, HDMI, monitor out, SD card slot, Memory stick card slot, Ethernet RJ-45 port, headphone, microphone, monitor out
- Webcam: 1.30MP
Granting that the SVE14A16FGH model configuration has a higher resolution 1600 x 900 screen, it can be noted that Sony failed to mention it in their original press release. Also, the E 14P includes the Intel Ivy Bridge processor, which was not mentioned either.
The VAIO E 14P comes with AMD 7670M switchable graphics, with the Intel HD 4000 serving as the integrated GPU. The Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7-3612QM, together with the AMD graphics, will make for a powerful performance laptop for those who need an on-the-go laptop if Sony could lower its price. Yet as a warning, although it is 0.88”, the VAIO E 14P weights at 5.07lbs, which could be quite heavy.
Sony Australia notes a 5.0-hour battery life if you use the standard battery; if you upgrade to a larger battery, you will get up to 8.5 hours. The E 14P comes in black or white and pink.