Here’s a new deal for ya: Get the Sony VAIO E for $699.99 with an Windows 7 Professional upgrade that tacks on $50, and not only will you get the 15.5-inch notebook with a Blu-ray optical drive for zero dollars, you’ll also receive an e-coupon that’s good for $90 worth of Blu-ray movies.
You could opt out of the hype and lay down $700 for the VAIO E’s ground level configuration (details below), but for an extra $50, you’ll get a Blu-ray disc player that by any other means adds $70 to the heft (and will pair well with your television thanks to an HDMI port), plus nearly a Ben Jamin’ Franklin of movies to add to your library. Win-win folks. Win-win.
Specs: Core i3-330M 2.13GHz; 4GB DDR3RAM; 320GB Hard Drive; GMA HD graphics; Gunmetal Black color; Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; 15.5″ WXGA LCD; DVD+/-RW; Webcam; Bluetooth; HDMI