- Vaio has launched two new laptops, E15 and SE14 in India.
- The E14 is powered by AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors.
- Powering the Vaio SE14 is the Intel Core i5 chipset.
Vaio. Does this name ring a bell?
If yes, you are a keeper but if you cannot recall, Vaio was one of the popular (and premium) laptop brands in India about a decade ago. Sony Vaio laptops were among the flagship models you could get in the market and the specifications sheet of these laptops was full of high-end features and components. Well, Vaio has returned to the Indian laptop market with two new models but this time without the guidance of Sony. Japan's Vaio has joined hands with Nexstgo to launch new ultraportable laptops in India.
Spun off from Sony Corporation in 2014, Vaio is making the second innings with the new E15 and SE14 laptops. The biggest highlight of the two laptops is their light weight. While the Vaio E15 weighs 1.77kg, the Vaio SE14 has a weight of 1.35kg. The MacBook Air weighs 1.27kg, so it is still among the lightest laptops you can get in India. The E15 is a more affordable model while the SE14 belongs to the premium category. Vaio is touting Vega 8 and Vega 10 Graphics support with the new range, which makes these laptops somewhat suitable for light to medium gaming. Before I tell you the specifications, here is the price list for the new Vaio laptops.
Vaio E15, SE14 price in India
The Vaio E15 starts at Rs 66,990 in India while the SE14 will cost Rs 84,690. The two laptops will be available in multiple configurations from Flipkart. The pre-order for both laptops are now live on Flipkart and if you pre-order, you get an additional Rs 3,000 off on the purchase. This offer is valid till January 24.
Vaio E15, SE14 specifications
The Vaio E15 is the cheaper model in the series, bringing a premium design. The laptop has a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display with thin bezels, which means you have more real estate on the screen. It comes in two configurations, one uses the AMD Ryzen 5 processor while the other one is powered by a Ryzen 7 processor, coupled with Radeon Vega 8 and Radeon RX Vega 10 Graphics, respectively. There is up to 8GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD on the laptop. The laptop runs Windows 10 and comes with Microsoft 365 and a 3-in-1 sleeve bundled. Vaio is claiming the E15 battery "delivers sustained all-day power", which is around eight hours. There is a backlit keyboard, two USB-A ports, and a USB-C port on the Vaio E15. It comes in Ink Black and Tin Silver colourways.
The second model, SE14 is the premium one is the series, bringing a 14-inch 1080p IPS anti-glare display. Unlike the E15, this Vaio laptop is powered by an eighth-generation Intel Core i5 processor, with a 1.6GHz clock speed and Turbo Boost of 3.9GHz but the processor is way too old. There is 8GB of RAM and 512GB SSD on these laptops. The Vaio SE14 has a 1080p webcam and a four-speaker design where there are two speakers on top while two are down-firing. There is a fingerprint sensor on the laptop, which you can use to unlock the laptop using Windows Hello. There are two USB 3.0 ports, two USB-C ports, and an HDMI port. The laptop is rated to deliver a battery backup of 13 hours.
And apart from these differences, both Vaio E15 and SE14 come with Dolby Audio Premium support with a Smart Amplifier for "an unrivaled video and gaming sound experience."
Vaio said that it will bring more laptops to India across price categories, including low-budget laptops.