Sony announces a couple of neon-colored Vaio laptops

Briefly spotted at CES 2011, these brightly colored new Sony Vaio laptops have been officially outed as the new Vaio C.

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We briefly spotted this colorful concept piece at CES 2011, and now it's been officially named and announced by Sony. The new Vaio C series is an "exclusive one-of-a-kind design," and its Neon Orange or Neon Green shell, "collects and radiates light around the edges of the laptop, through the Vaio logo, and even around the touch pad emitting a beautiful glow," according to Sony.

Available in 14-inch (called the Vaio CA) and 15-inch (the Vaio CB) models, the Vaio C series will use Intel's second-gen Core i-series processors (also known as Sandy Bridge), and both Blu-ray and discreet AMD Radeon HD 6630 graphics are options. The line supports Intel's Wireless display technology for beaming HD video to any display with an HDMI input.

Besides the unusual design, these new models also have the custom software packages Sony is known for, including the Sony Imagination Studio Suite of multimedia apps and the handy Vaio Care support app. The Remote Keyboard function lets you use the laptop's keyboard to control a variety of other Sony devices, such as a PlayStation 3 game console or Sony Blu-ray player.

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In addition to the orange and green versions, Sony says glossy white and black designs will also be available, although we haven't seen any product shots of those yet. The Vaio C series will be available to preorder March 13, starting at around $880, but the actual ship date it still unknown.

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