In move that the company says affirms its "eco-conscious stance", Sony has introduced its Graphic Splash Eco Edition notebooks, a version of the VAIO FZ range, in the States.

Available in four "vibrant, natural" styles, these new notebooks will "demonstrate your dedication to protecting the environment".

The new designs are said to be inspired by nature and include Caribbean Water, Clay Earth, Spotted Life and Bloom.

Sony will donate 1% of the price of each Graphic Splash Eco Edition notebook purchased to non-profit organisations working to preserve the environment via "1% For the Planet", an alliance of businesses committed to creating a healthier environment.

The further eco-friendly stats appear to be that Sony will offer a trade in for old equipment and that they comply to existing RoHS, and similar, regulations.

The VAIO Graphic Splash Eco Edition notebooks will start at about $1391 and will be available in limited quantities.