Nice product photography doesn’t detract from just how lame Sony’s claim is that they’re helping the environment with these Vaio laptops.
They’ve just announced the Vaio FZ Graphic Splash Eco Edition laptops to help
quench Greenpeace’s rumours that they’re the least green company around save the environment, and admittedly are completely reaching for ideas. Claims that the ‘slim design for minimum use of natural resources’ and ‘packaging comprised primarily of recyclable materials’ won’t fool the public, as will them boasting they’ll donate 1% of the sales to non-profit environmentalist organisations. Considering prices start at $1,400, that’s a ‘whopping’ US$14. Guess PS3 sales have really hit the company hard.
With four designs available – the leopard-print ‘Spotted Life’ (VGN-FZ290EGS), brown ‘Clay Earth’ (VGN-FZ290EGE), blue ocean ‘Caribbean’ themed model (VGN-FZ290EGC) and floral ‘Bloom’ (VGN-FZ290EGB), you’re bound to find something to offend.
Specs are pretty good, admittedly, with a 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor, NVIDIA GeForce 8400M graphics card, 802.11n HDMI out, and Blu-ray drive all enclosed in a 15.4″ screen, with the usual choose-your-own specs like RAM and HDD all making the $1339.98 starting price seem decidely unappealing.