Sony is set to debut the Vaio Fit series of laptops, built for value-minded users who don’t want to trade premium design for an entry-level price. The Fit and ultralight Fit E lines are both Windows 8 machines, housed in aluminum casings equipped with a 14-inch display with 1,600 x 900 resolution, as well as a 15-inch with a full 1,920 x 1,080 HD resolution. Color enhancement technology delivers a crisp picture so you can view games and movies in detail, while ClearAudio+ audio processing offers a virtual surround experience. An optional capacitive touchscreen has responsive touch and LED backlight for a bright display. The available configurations range from an Intel Core i3 CPU to a Core i7, plus Nvidia graphcis and hybrid hard drives featuring a small solid-state drive. Starting at $549, the Sony Vaio Fit laptops are scheduled to launch in retailers starting in mid-May.