Sony Vaio NR fabricates the laptop

We've seen leather, we've seen titanium, we've even seen bamboo but Sony's gone and come up with a casing all of its own for its style-conscious new V

We've seen leather, we've seen titanium, we've even seen bamboo but Sony's gone and come up with a casing all of its own for its style-conscious new Vaios.Described as a “unique dimpled surface”, the wipe-clean outer layer does its best to recreate the feel of fabric… without the obvious coffee-stain drawbacks.Available in “Wengé” (read brown) or “Granite” (read silver) it's also had all its hard corners ground down to become a laptop-bag-friendly, bevelled-edge lappie.Inside the budget NR11M gets a lowly Pentium Dual-Core with 1GB memory, but the pricier NR11S and Z bump the spec up to 2GB RAM with T5250 and T7250 Core 2 Duos in the pocket.Each gets a tasty 15.4in X-black LCD, Vista Home Premium and dedicated media button for Sony's integrated A/V mode. Don't expect much in the way of gaming ability from the Intel graphic, though.They'll out next month but if you’re desperate for a caress of that faux fabric skin you can always pre-order from the Sony Style website and they'll whip you one up for launch day.Essentialssony Vaio NR11M, S, Z seriesPrice: £550, £TBA, £650On sale: October Contact: SonyRelated stories:Sony Vaio LT19U squares up to new iMacNew Intel chips prompt laptop landslideAsus Ecobook knocks on eco-friendly wood