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 New VAIO notebooks offer anytime, anywhere DVD burning
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Message Text: Three new VAIO® notebook PCs from Sony offer a creative, competitive edge of a versatile, pick-up-and-go workspace with portable DVD burning. The VAIO PCG-GRX670 and PCG-GRX690 models as well as the configure-to- order PCG-NV200 series are Sony's first notebooks to feature an onboard DVD-RW drive. Sony's newly developed Click to DVD(TM) software, available on all of the models, and digital multimedia editing applications make it easy to exploit the vast storage capacity of DVDs with professional multimedia presentations or with data using the included Easy Systems Drag and Drop application.

The GRX670 and GRX690 notebooks feature a 16.1-inch UXGA screen, which is the largest ultra-high resolution screen in the notebook computer industry. The customizable NV200 series, available through Sonystyle.com, features a hot-swappable bay that accommodates a number of accessories, including a sub- woofer to punctuate a DVD soundtrack; a floppy drive and an ergonomic 10-key keypad that makes creating spreadsheets a breeze. All three notebooks feature the power of the Mobile Intel® Pentium® processor -M and mammoth hard drives for working with large video files.

"VAIO notebook PC customers have always had briefcase bragging rights and now they have even more to crow about with the availability of super easy DVD burning," said Mark Hanson, vice president and general manager of VAIO PC marketing for Sony Electronics. "With Click to DVD software, companies can give any employee the power to create their own cost-effective multimedia presentations from anywhere."

External DVD Burner for VAIO Veterans

Users of current VAIO notebook PCs, even thin and light models, can also realize the benefit of DVD burning through the industry's first external DVD- RW slim drive. The PCGA-DVRW1 drive comes bundled with the new Click to DVD software and Easy Systems Drag and Drop application. The drive features two i.LINK® (IEEE 1394) digital interface ports to connect the notebook and a compatible digital camcorder to the drive simultaneously.

Pricing and Availability

The Sony VAIO PCG-GRX670 and PCG-GRX690 models are expected to retail for about $2,500 and $2,800, respectively and will be available this month. The PCG-NV200 series notebooks, start at about $1,800 depending on configuration. The PCGA-DVRW1 external DVD-RW drive is also available this month for about $600.
 
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