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Notebook News: Sony Unveils the VAIO X Series Notebook with 3G
      #34812 - 10/07/09 06:21 PM

Sony today unveiled the VAIO X Series notebook model that weighs 1.6 pounds and is just over a half-in thin. The notebooks features an 11.1 inch display that has 16:9 aspect ratio. The Sony VAIO X is powered by 2GHz Intel processor with 533 FSB, has 2GB RAM Intel GMA 500 integrated graphics and 128 SSD drive.

The X Series is also supplied with both a standard and super-extended capacity battery, delivering extra-long battery life for day-long productivity up to 3.5 hours for the standard battery and up to 14 hours for the super-extended capacity battery.



The VAIO X has grooved edging tracing its perimeter while a seamless sheet of lightly brushed aluminum frames the keyboard and covers the palmrest. Its uniquely configured keyboard is designed with spacing between the keys for a comfortable typing experience. And the keystroke is firm and solid creating a user-friendly touch and feel that makes finding the keys more intuitive.

The notebook's touchpad features a multi-touch functionality commonly associated with touch-enabled smartphones. This means that you can zoom in and out, flip through pictures, rotate items clockwise and counterclockwise, and scroll vertically and horizontally without ever touching your mouse.



The X Series integrates wireless 3G Mobile Broadband technology provided by Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband Built-In, Wi-Fi (802.11n), and Bluetooth wireless technologies. For 3G Mobile Broadband technology, a separate Verizon service subscription is required.

The model also incorporates real-time GPS functionality, making it easy to find restaurants, hotels or special sites of interest. Destinations can be found by simply typing in an address or keyword and then following the turn-by-turn directions. It even includes estimated drive times to let you know how far you are from a destination (United States or Canada only). No Internet connection is required in the United States or Canada.

The X Series incorporates a solid state drive (SSD) used in place of the spinning hard disk drive found in most computers. This provides a rapid boot-up and quicker access to applications, while reducing the risk of hard drive damages an ideal feature for those on-the-go who are in situations where sudden movements are common. It will come with Windows 7 Home Premium operating system.

The VAIO X Series notebook will come in two colors, black and gold, and start at about $1,300. It is available for pre-orders today online at www.sonystyle.com/pr/x It will also be sold at Sony Style stores and select retailers around the country starting next month.


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