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Sony Introduces Two New NS and CS Notebooks with Blu-ray Disc Drive
      #31374 - 09/12/08 10:22 AM

Sony today introduced two notebooks with Blu-ray Disc technology-- the VAIO NS and CS models, with starting price at around $1,000. Here is more info:


HD Entertainment Attractively Priced

The VAIO NS notebook features an optional Blu-ray Disc-ROM drive that is ideal for viewing HD content. It also has the added convenience of DVD and CD read/write functionalities.



The PC is equipped with a 15.4-inch (measured diagonally) widescreen display, and Sony?s own XBRITE-ECO? LCD technology for sharp details and vivid colors.

The NS model easily accesses your music, movies and the Internet. Its integrated A/V mode features a dedicated menu, putting entertainment within easy reach by letting you select up to nine programs, such as a favorite web site, from one location.

Packing an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, significant RAM and ample storage, the NS notebook is equipped with the tools required for everyday computing.

Available in three colors? nightfall blue, silk white and granite silver? the VAIO NS notebook will start at around $650, while the Blu-ray Disc model will go for about $1,000.

High Fashion Meets High-Def

The VAIO CS notebook is available in four glossy colors? sangria, cosmopolitan, dove and black. A standard black matte finish is also available.



The unit is equipped with a 14.1-inch widescreen display and XBRITE-ECO LCD technology for sharp images. Matched with an optional Blu-ray Disc-ROM drive, the CS model is ideal for watching HD entertainment on-the-go.

Its instant A/V mode lets you kick off your entertainment with ease. Go straight to watching a movie, playing music, or viewing photos with the touch of a button. A built-in A/V slide control also lets you control all functions (play, pause, rewind, fast-forward, stop, eject, etc.) all with one-touch ease.

The PC has a uniquely configured keyboard, designed with spacing between the keys, for a comfortable typing experience. A specialized keyboard font adds a fun touch. The unit also has a12-tone music analyzer that translates your music into a colorful LED light show that plays out beneath the palm rest of the PC.

It is backed by optional Intel Centrino 2 processor technology with plenty of power for high-speed performance and an energy-efficient design for remote computing.

The CS model will start at about $920, while the BD model will go for around $1,070.

The VAIO NS and CS notebooks will be available online at www.sonystyle.com/pr/fall. They will also be sold at Sony Style stores and select retailers around the country starting this fall.


Specs:

Sony VAIO VGN-NS190J/L Specifications

Action Buttons: AV Mode, Mute
Pointing Device: Electro-Static touch pad

Hardware
Keyboard: QWERTY, 86 keys with 2.5mm stroke and
19.05mm pitch
Camera: Built-in 1.3 megapixel MOTION EYE camera and microphone

Processor
Type: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5800
Speed: 2.0GHz
Front Side Bus Speed: 800MHz
L2 Cache: 2MB
Technology: Intel Centrino Duo Processor Technology

Memory
Type: DDR2
Installed: 4GB PC2-6400 (2GBx2)
Maximum: 4GB
Speed: 800MHz

Hard Drive
Capacity: 250GB
Speed: 5400rpm
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
CD Read: 24x max
DVD Read: 8x max
DVD-RAM Write: 5x max
DVD-R DL Write: 4x max
BD-R Read: 4x max
BD-ROM Read: 4x max
BD-RE Read: 2x max
BD-R DL Read: 2x max
DVD-RAM Read: 5x max
Blu-Ray Disc Support: Yes (Read Only) (BDROM/DVD?R DL/DVD?RW/RAM)
BD-RE DL Read: 2x max

Expansion Slots
Multimedia Card Reader: One Memory Stick PRO (Standard/Duo) media slot with MagicGate functionality
One ExpressCard /34 slot
One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot

Audio
Sound System: Intel High Definition Audio

Display
Screen Size: 15.4"
Resolution: 1280 x 800
XBRITE-ECO Technology: Yes
Technology: WXGA

Graphics
Processor: Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
4500MHD with Intel Clear Video Technology with
Total Available Graphics Memory of 1750MB (max.)
Chipset: Intel GM45 Express Chipset
Interface: VGA out with Smart Display Sensor

Inputs and Outputs
Headphone Jack: 1
Modem Jack: 1
Microphone Input: 1
USB Port(s): 4 (2.0 compliant)
VGA Output(s): 1
DC-In: 1
i.LINK Connection: 1 (4pin) i.LINK connector (IEEE 1394)
Ethernet Connection (s): 1

Networking/Modem
Ethernet Protocol: 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T
Ethernet Speed: Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem Type: Integrated V.92/V.90 Modem (RJ-11)
Wireless LAN: Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN (802.11a/b/g/n)

Power
Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPS13/B)
Estimated Battery Life: 1.5-4.0 hours Standard Capacity Battery
2.0-5.5 hours Large Capacity Battery
Power Requirements: 95W + 10%

Software
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Internet Services: AOL 90-Day Risk Free Trial - New Users Only
Anti-Virus and Recovery Software: Microsoft Windows Live OneCare Trial Version
Supplied Software: Microsoft Works SE 9.0 w/ 60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007
The VAIO Software Experience: Click to Disc Editor - Import, Edit, Burn
VAIO Movie Story - Simplel Movie Creation
VAIO MusicBox - Music by Mood
VAIO Media plus - Multimedia Streaming Software

Service and Warranty Information
Telephone Support: 1 year toll-free technical telephone assistance, available 24/7
Online and Email Support: Support available from http://www.esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO
Limited Warranty Term: 1 year limited warranty

Dimensions
Weight: 6.4 lbs (with standard battery)
Measurements: 14.18"(W) x 1.24-1.5"(H) x 10.63"(D)

Supplied Accessories
Standard Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS13/B)
AC Adapter
Power Cord

Optional Accessories
Large Capacity Battery (VGP-BPL13)
Additional Standard Lithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPS13A/B)
Stick AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V30)
USB Optical Mouse(VGP-UMS55/L)
USB Portable Speaker (VGP-USP1)
Neoprene Notebook and AC Adapter Case (VGP-AMC3)
Notebook Backpack (VGP-CCP3/H)
Sport Backpack (VGP-CCP4/L)

Color: Nightfall Blue

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Sony Vaio VGN-CS180J/R Specs:

Hardware
Keyboard: QWERTY, 82 keys with 2mm stroke and 18.05mm pitch
Camera: Built-in 1.3 megapixel MOTION EYE camera and microphone

Processor
Type: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8400
Speed: 2.26GHz
Front Side Bus Speed: 1066MHz
L2 Cache: 3MB
Technology: Intel Centrino 2 processor techology

Memory
Type: DDR2
Installed: 4GB PC2-6400 (2GBx2)
Maximum: 4GB
Speed: 800MHz

Hard Drive
Capacity: 320GB
Speed: 5400rpm
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.
CD Read: 24x max.
DVD Read: 8x max.
DVD-RAM Write: 5x max.
DVD-R DL Write: 4x max.
BD-R Read: 4x max.
BD-ROM Read: 4x max.
BD-RE Read: 2x max.
BD-R DL Read: 2x max.
DVD-RAM Read: 5x max.
Blu-Ray Disc Support: Yes (read only ) (BD-ROM/
DVD?RW/?R DL/RAM Drive)
BD-RE DL Read: 2x max.

Expansion Slots
Multimedia Card Reader: One Memory Stick PRO
media slot (Standard/Duo) with MagicGate functionality
One ExpressCard /34 slot
One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot

Audio
Sound System: Intel High Definition Audio

Display
Screen Size: 14.1"
Resolution: 1280 x 800
XBRITE-ECO Technology: Yes
Technology: WXGA

Graphics
Processor: Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator
4500MHD with Intel Clear Video Technology with
Total Available Graphics Memory of 1750MB (max.)
Chipset: Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset
Interface: VGA out with Smart Display Sensor

Inputs and Outputs
Headphone Jack: 1
Modem Jack: 1
Microphone Input: 1
USB Port(s): 3 (2.0 compliant)
VGA Output(s): 1
DC-In: 1
i.LINK Connection: 1 (4pin) i.LINK connector (IEEE 1394)
Ethernet Connection (s): 1

Networking/Modem
Ethernet Protocol: 10Base-T / 100Base-TX
Ethernet Speed: Fast Ethernet (RJ-45)
Modem Type: Integrated V.92/V.90 Modem (RJ-11)
Wireless LAN: Intel WiFi Link 5100AGN (802.11a/b/g/n)
Wireless WAN: 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Bluetooth Technology: Integrated Stereo A2DP
Bluetooth Technology

Power
Battery Type: VGP-BPS13/S (Standard Capacity) or VGPBPL13
(Large Capacitiy) Lithium-ion Battery
Estimated Battery Life: 1.5-4.0 hours Standard Capacity

Battery
2.5-6.0 hours Large Capacity Battery
Power Requirements: 86W + 10%

Software
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
Internet Services: AOL 90-Day Risk Free Trial - New Users Only
Anti-Virus and Recovery Software: Microsoft Windows
Live OneCare Trial Version
Supplied Software: Microsoft Works SE 9.0 w/ 60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft? Office Home and Student 2007
The VAIO Software Experience: VAIO Startup Assistant
Click to Disc Editor - Import, Edit, Burn
VAIO Movie Story - Simple Movie Creation
VAIO MusicBox - Music by Mood
VAIO Media plus - Multimedia Streaming Software

Service and Warranty Information
Telephone Support: 1 year toll-free technical telephone assistance, available 24/7
Online and Email Support: Support available from http://www.esupport.sony.com/EN/VAIO
Limited Warranty Term: 1 year limited warranty

Dimensions
Weight: 5.7 lbs (with standard battery)
Measurements: 13.2"(W) x 0.83-1.51"(H) x 9.8"(D)

Supplied Accessories
Standard Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS13/S)
AC Adapter
Power Cord

Optional Accessories
Large Capacity Battery (VGP-BPL13)
Additional StandardLithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPS13A/S)
AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V25)
USB Docking Station (VGP-UPR1)
Bluetooth Laser Mouse (VGP-BMS55/R)
USB Portable Speaker (VGP-USP1)
Slip Case with VAIO Smart Protection technology (VGPCKC3/R)
Neoprene Notebook and AC Adapter Case (VGP-AMC5)

Color: Sangria Red



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