Gesture control, as you know, is not new, but it’s great when the feature is coming with a new laptop. With the new Sony VAIO 14P, the latest addition into the company’s E Series, you will be able to imagine that you are Obi-Wan Kenobi and flick through web pages, play music and adjust the volume by just waving your hands.
The new Windows 7 laptop picks up your hand movements via its 1.31 MP HD webcam which is powered by Exmor for PC. The gesture control feature is supported by the Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer 9, PowerPoint and PowerDVD.
Powered by a 2.3GHz Intel Core i3-2350M processor, the 14P is coming equipped with a 14-inch VAIO Display with a resolution of 1366 x 768 and 16:9 aspect, and it has a backlit keyboard activated by an ambient light sensor which also controls the dimming of the screen to save power. Present also is the DVD SuperMulti optical drive that powers down completely when not used and automatic switching between AMD Radeon HD 7670M graphics and integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 ensures efficient energy use.
You will also get 4GB of DDR3 SDRAM and 500GB of HDD along with two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports (one of the latter will charge your mobile), and many will love the sleek and funky design. The machine is available in white, black or pink, but unfortunately no hints about the price tag. Check out the Sony UK website if you want to know more about it.