First look: Sony VAIO VGN-SR19VN

Hands on with the SR series

Sony may have only just released information on its new laptop range, but our good friends at What Laptop magazine have got an exclusive first-look at the SR Vaio's with Centrino 2 inside. Here's a little taster of what they think…

The first thing that is noticeable about the laptop is the lower price. At £1169, it's priced considerably less than Sony's previous ultra-portable laptops.

Luckily, nothing has been compromised, despite the new affordability. Inside you get Intel's latest Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 chip, outside is a 13.3in screen that What Laptop describes as flawless.

Design and usability

Design-wise, the VGN-SR19VN is similar to the TZ range. Usability is increased with the inclusion of hot keys above the keyboard, while a mode button switches your profile from work to entertainment and vice versa.

Unfortunately, connectivity seems to be limited to just two USB ports. But this seems to be a small blemish on what is an otherwise superb machine.

Point your browser to What Laptop's blog for more information on Sony's new SR series.