Sony today unveiled the VAIO NW notebook-- a new line of PCs that provide a high-definition experience while starting at $800 for the standard model and $880 equipped with Blu-ray Disc technology.
Part of a series, the NW notebook features an optional Blu-ray Disc ROM drive making it ideal for viewing HD content on-the-go. It also has the added convenience of DVD and CD read/write functionalities.
The model features a high-resolution 15.5-inch widescreen display (diagonal), making it easy to view two full web pages-- no side-to-side scrolling necessary. Sony?s XBRITE-ECO LCD technology has also been added.
For those who prefer to watch content on a big screen television, the PC has an HDMI output connector so it can be connected to a TV set for a larger viewing experience in high-definition.
The notebook has a wavy textured finish and is available in three colors: walnut brown, birch white, and rattan silver.
The NW notebook features an isolated keyboard making it comfortable while reducing typing errors. Its textured touchpad enables you to smoothly control mouse movement.
The model is equipped with a "display off" button so you can turn off its screen while the notebook continues to run in the background. This lets users conserve power while enabling them to quickly resume PC functionality without waiting for it to boot back up. An instant internet button launches directly into the web without having to wait for the Windows operating system to load.
The series comes with three Sony entertainment software applications. Offerings include VAIO Movie Story software, VAIO MusicBox software and Click to Disc/ Editor software.
Connectivity options include three USB ports and ExpressCard, SD card and Memory Stick PROTM slots.
The PC incorporates an Intel Core2 Duo processor. An optional dedicated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 graphics card makes it perfect for watching movies. It comes pre-installed with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit and also has a built-in webcam.
The VAIO NW notebooks will be available this month.