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Sony To Start Selling New VAIO TX Notebooks This Month

Sony's newest VAIO TX notebook packs wireless WAN connectivity, entertainment playback and a white LED display into a 1" thin carbon fiber casing that weighs about 2.8 pounds. The novelty offers integrated WWAN feature (certain models), as well as optional access to the Cingular Wireless national EDGE network. Toggling between wireless standards is performed by Sony's SmartWi technology.

The notebook can work from 4 to 7.5 hours with a standard battery, features a DVD+R double layer/DVD+RW drive and supports Sony's Instant Mode (allows to watch movies, listen to music or view photos without having to boot the machine). The display is the 11.1-inch WXGA widescreen display with XBRITE LCD technology. Speaking of sound, the machine supports Dolby Headphone and Virtual Speaker technologies for surround sound when wearing headphones.

The TX series comes with a number of Sony multimedia applications, including SonicStage Mastering Studio, Click to DVD. Connector interfaces include both an i.LINK (IEEE 1394) and USB 2.0 port as well as Memory Stick PRO and Secure Digital media slots.

Sony VAIO TX notebooks will be widely available this month in charcoal without WWAN starting at about $2,250 and next month with WWAN for about $2,300. Exclusive colors platinum and slate blue can be purchased online at www.sonystyle.com or at SonyStyle stores.

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