Sony today has announced a number of laptops to its Sony Vaio range. All feature the new X-Black enhanced wide screen displays and aim to fulfil different areas of the market.

The A200-Series, a consumer and professional that aims to offer high contrast X-Black enhanced wide screen displays up to 17in, turbocharged ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9700 graphics, double-layer DVD.

The K300 range consists of three models, the PCG-K315S, PCG-K315M and PCG-K315B. All are powered by Intel's Mobile Pentium 4 Processor 532 running at 3.06GHz except the K315B, which contains a Celeron Processor 340 running at 2.8GHz. The K315M and K315B have 40GB hard disks, while the K315S has a 60GB drive. All models are configured with 512MB of high-speed double data-rate SDRAM for optimum performance. Like the A200 the models feature the X-Black wide screen displays.

The B1-Series is geared more towards the professional market and consists of two models, the VGN-B1XP and the VGN-B1VP. They are powered by Intel Pentium M processors running at 1.7GHz and 1.6GHz respectively. Each machine is configured with a full 512MB of fast 333MHz double data-rate SDRAM. The B1XP has a dual-format DVD±RW burner, while the B1VP has a DVD-ROM/CD-RW combination drive.

Also aimed towards the professional is the S-2 Series which has been reduced in weight to 1.9Kg features a ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 graphics card, supports dual format DVD±RW and also comes with the X-Black enhanced screen.

Inspired by the luxury look and feel of fine leather goods, the T1 will appeal to individuals already used to the best. Its X-Black enhanced screen makes it an ideal replacement for a personal DVD player, and the ultra-low voltage Pentium-M processor means a battery life of up to 6 hours.