Sony Delivers A New Blu-Ray Notebook
Sony unveiled a portable multimedia PC with Blu-ray Disc technology. Part of a series, the new VAIO FZ notebook comes in multiple configurations, including a premium and standard model. The premium version plays Blu-ray Disc high-definition content so you can enjoy movies in full 1080 HD resolution, as well as record, store and play back personal content on high-capacity BD media.
Weighing less than 6 pounds, the FZ notebook is designed to maximize LCD real estate integrating space-saving, engineering refinements throughout the chassis. It has a 15.4-inch widescreen display with Sony’s patented XBRITE-HiColor technology. The FZ premium model also has an HDMI connector so you can connect to a high-definition television.
The new PC incorporates an Intel Centrino Duo processor and 802.11n wireless LAN. A compatible 802.11n access point is required. The model comes pre-installed with the Windows Vista Home Premium operating system.
The list of features also includes Sound Reality audio technology; LocationFree software so you can "place-shift" live TV, access your personal video recorder or DVD player, and view that content on your notebook via the Internet (base station and broadband connectivity required); an integrated camera and microphone; ExpressCard support. The unit also includes S-video, which enables connectivity to televisions, cameras and projectors. It also supports all versions of Memory Stick Flash media.
The complete specs can be found here.
The FZ standard model will start at about $1,400, while the FZ premium Blu-ray Disc model will go for around $2,000. The VAIO FZ series will be available online at www.sony.com/pr/fz. They will also be sold at Sony Style stores and select retailers starting in mid-May.
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