Candy Apple Red Vaio

Red Laptops

One of the first Sony laptop reviews of the year was of the Sony Vaio PC VGNCS118E/R which is a brilliant Candy Apple Red colored laptop aimed at those who are seeking power, good looks and high quality components while remaining on the edge of ultra portability.


This series of laptops from Sony comes in a very high gloss finish which is nothing short of stunning as the light dances upon it from all sides. It is no secret that those who enjoy red laptops don’t mind drawing a bit of attention to themselves.

However this colored laptop is not only fashionably red, it is packed full of powerful, desirable features as well. Powered by the super fast 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and maxed out with 4GB of DDR2 system memory our laptop review reveals how reliable and responsive this machine is when using professional grade business applications, graphics editing software and when being pushed during heavy multitasking projects.

The impressive 320GB SATA hard drive comes fully loaded with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium and Service Pack 1 installed as the operating system. The design is thin and light as the computer weighs in at just 5.7 pounds. Everyone seems to comment on the slim design which is quite laptop sleeve/bag friendly in a pinch for time. This plays a role in keeping the overall weight down as well.

The additional digital entertainment features this portable computer offers include a great deal of flexibility and ease of use, especially when it comes to making adjustments using the intuitive AV media slider control. The light show effects are pretty cool as well, and this is something you definitely will not find on many laptops. This is truly one of the more unique cosmetic features we have seen in a long time.

The Candy Apple Red Sony Vaio has a 14.1 inch TFT WXGA widescreen display screen with a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800, integrated microphone, DVD burner, two FireWire ports and 3 USB 2.0 ports. This is a great laptop for connecting to wireless hotspots when you are on the go, which is one of the main points of interest of many of the ultra portable models currently on the market today.

Consumers shopping for a red laptop may want to compare the Sony models with the competition as this is just one example, although it is a unique one. Basically you get a ton of interesting features, but the laptop is also very well built and offers high quality components.

Also noted were the Bluetooth capabilities, wireless LAN, data bus speed of 1066 MHz, Intel Mobile GM45 Express chipset, and PC2-6400 memory type. Added conveniences we noted include the card reader with support for Flash Memory Cards, SD Memory Cards, Memory Sticks, Memory Stick PRO, and Memory Stick Duo.