Sony today introduced a new line of thin lightweight notebooks featuring eye-popping colors and a chic design. Here is more info:
"Sporting a luxurious, glossy finish and framed with a silver, luminous trim, the VAIO CR notebooks reflect style and taste. They are available in five fashion-forward colors --sangria, cosmopolitan, dove, indigo and black (matte finish).
Personalized extras are abundant throughout. A uniquely configured keyboard is comfortable to use, while a specialized keyboard font adds a fun touch. An LED pulsates beneath the notebook?s trim reflecting what the PC is doing -- booting up, powering down, hibernating -- and glowing and fading accordingly.
Completing the look, each CR notebook comes with its own funky VAIO branded wallpaper and optional color-coordinated carrying bag and mouse.
Get Moving, Get Noticed
Weighing just 5.5 pounds (with a standard battery), the CR model is portable enough to take just about anywhere. The PC is backed by Intel Centrino Duo processor technology withplentyof power for high-speed performance and an energy-efficient design for computing on-the-go.
Whether surfing the web at a coffee shop or on the couch, the unit?s built-in 802.11n wireless LAN capabilities make it faster and easier to connect to wireless networks with greater performance, range and reliability than ever before.The notebook comes pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium operating system (with the Windows Vista Business edition optional).
Portable Entertainment Paradise Equipped with a 14.1-inch widescreen display (measured diagonally) and Sony?s XBRITE-ECO LCD technology, a CD/DVD player/burner and a set of speakers, the CR model is an easy way to take your entertainment with you.
Instant-on mode and A/V controls provide on-demand access to media content. Select the ?instant mode? button just above the keyboard and go straight to watching a movie, playing music, or viewing photos without ever booting-up the operating system. A complete set of multimedia controls make content navigation a breeze.
The PC comes loaded with 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. A base station and broadband connectivity is required, which is sold separately.
A built-in digital camera and microphone let you quickly snap photos and participate in live video chats.
You can create, manage and share your photos and home movies, as well. The PC comes with a suite of multimedia tools for easy backup of data, photos, music and videos including DVgatePlus and Click to DVD? software for creating customized DVDs.
Importing and editing digital content is easy too. Simply transfer photos from a device such like a digital camera using Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick Pro, SD card or ExpressCard media slots, an i.LINK IEEE 1394 port or USB ports, and organize them into albums or create slideshows.
The model also includes an S-video port, making it convenient to connect to a compatible television set and watch a DVD or play games on the big screen.
BUILT-IN CAMERA AND MICROPHONE Keeping in touch has never been easier or more fun. The VAIO? CR notebook features a built-in 1.3 megapixel digital web cam that lets you quickly snap photos and participate in live video chats . The CAPTURE button makes it easy to take digital photos with the MOTION EYE? camera, which is discreetly located above the LCD screen to allow easy angle adjustment and natural eye movement while video chatting.
You can also choose from a variety of original VAIO CR notebook photo frames and add a finishing touch to your digital photos with a fun border.
THIN, LIGHT AND ABSOLUTELY STUNNING Celebrate your sense of style with the portable and powerful VAIO? CR notebook. Spectacularly designed with fun and unique eye-catching features and impressive attention-to-detail, this thin-and-light fashion statement is an astonishing sight to behold. Available in an array of breathtaking color combinations and packed with cool design details, cutting-edge technology and entertainment extras, the VAIO CR notebook will accessorize and energize your life with power, portability and pizzazz.
PORTABLE ENTERTAINMENT PARADISE Enjoying entertainment on a notebook has never been easier or more fun. Simply select the ? AV mode? button just above the keyboard and your VAIO? CR notebook will jump to entertainment mode without booting up the operating system. A complete set of multimedia controls make content navigation a breeze while a builtin 1.3 megapixel digital web camera lets you quickly snap photos and participate in live video chats . Complete with a great set of speakers, a stunning 14.1? widescreen display with XBRITE-ECO? LCD technology and a CD/DVD player/burner , the VAIO CR notebook is a portable, easy way to enjoy your digital entertainment.
A/V MODE Imagine having the ability to enjoy your entertainment on your notebook without ever booting up. The VAIO? CR notebook with instant AV Mode lets you kick off your entertainment with a single push of a button. Go straight to watching a movie, playing music, or viewing photos without ever booting-up the operating system. Convenient, built-in multimedia control buttons also let you play, pause, rewind, fastforward,stop, eject and control volume, all with one-touch ease.
INTEL?S BEST TECHNOLOGY FOR NOTEBOOKS Get the ultimate mobile experience with unparalleled processing speeds, longer battery life and enhanced wireless connectivity . The VAIO CR notebook features Intel Centrino? Duo processor technology, Intel?s latest and best notebook technology to date. Powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and an 800 MHz Front Side Bus, this state-of-the-art technology provides screaming-fast performance and the mobility, power and flexibility you need for high-speed , wireless computing on-the-go . With Intel? Centrino? Duo processor technology, you've got the dual-core performance to enjoy a rich multimedia entertainment experience.
General Computer Type: Notebook Type of Use: Thin-and-light Action Buttons: Play/Pause, Stop, FF, and Rewind, AV Mode, Mute, Volume-+, Capture and Display off Pointing Device: Electro-Static touch pad Security: Biometric Fingerprint Sensor
Hardware Keyboard: QWERTY, 82 keys with 2mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch Camera: Built-in 1.3 megapixel MOTION EYE? camera and microphone
Processor Type: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7100 Speed: 1.8GHz Front Side Bus Speed: 800MHz L2 Cache: 2MB Technology: Intel Centrino Duo Processor Technology
Hard Drive Capacity: 200GB Speed: 4200rpm Interface: Serial ATA
Optical Drive #1 DVD+R DL Write: 4x max DVD+R Write: 8x max DVD+RW Write: 8x max DVD-R Write: 8x max DVD-RW Write: 6x max CD-R Write: 24x max CD-RW Write: 16x max DVD?RW: Yes (DVD?R DL/DVD?RW/DVD-RAM) CD Read: 24x max DVD Read: 8x max DVD-RAM Write: 5x max DVD-R DL Write: 4x max DVD-RAM Read: 5x max
Expansion Slots Multimedia Card Reader: One Memory Stick Duo media with MagicGate functionality One ExpressCard /34 Slot One Secure Digital Media (SD)
Audio Sound System: Sony Sound Reality - Audio Enhancer
Power Battery Type: VGP-BPS9/S Estimated Battery Life: TBD Power Requirements: 86W + 10%
Software Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium Internet Services: AOL 90-Day Risk Free Trial -New Users Only Supplied Software: Microsoft Works 8.5, 60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft Office 2007
Sony Original Software: Click to DVD - DVD Creation, LocationFree Player
Security and Anti-Virus Software: Norton Internet Security 2007 60-Day trial with spyware protection
Service and Warranty Information Telephone Support: 1 year toll-free technical telephone assistance, available 24/7 Limited Warranty and Onsite Service: 1 Year Limited Warranty with Onsite Service Online and Email Support: Support available from http://www.esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO
Dimensions Weight: TBD Measurements: 13.2"(W) x 1.25-1.67"(H) x 9.8"(D) Supplied Accessories Standard Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS9A/S) AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V25) Power Cable
Optional Accessories Large Capacity Battery (VGP-BPL9) Stick AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V21) USB Mobile Mouse in Red, Blue, Light Pink,Black and Silver (VGP-UMS20 Series) USB Portable Speaker (VGP-USP1) 100GB Portable Hard Drive with Wireless Keys(VGP-UHDM10/B) Slip Case with VAIO Smart Protection in all colors (VGP-CKC2 Series) Neoprene Notebook and AC Adapter Case (VGPAMC5) Notebook Backpack (VGP-CCP3/H) Color: Black UPC Code: 027242715639
Sony VAIO CR notebooks will be available at the end of June starting at about $1,350. Pre-orders begin online today at www.sonystyle.com/pr/cr and at Sony Style stores (black model online only). Select colors will be available at retail and military base exchange outlets nationwide."