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Laptop News: Sony Introduces the VAIO SR Series Notebook
      #30814 - 07/15/08 01:58 PM

Sony today unveiled several series of notebooks including FW series, SR series, Z series and BZ series. Here is more info on the Sony VAIO SR series notebook that comes in three colors.


Combining sizzling performance with a sophisticated design, Sony today introduced a new line of ultra-portable PCs? the VAIO SR Series notebook.

Constructed of lightweight, durable magnesium alloy, the SR notebooks are available in five striking colors- night black, sunset pink, glossy pink, classic silver and glossy silver.



Weighing just over four pounds, the SR notebook boasts a 13.3-inch LED backlit widescreen display and Sony?s patented XBRITE-ECO LCD technology for clear, crisp images that truly ?pop? off the screen.

Equipped with a uniquely designed keyboard, the unit?s individual keys are slightly raised, producing a user-friendly touch and improved typing experience.

The notebook is powered by new Intel Centrino 2 technology, the chipset designed for lighting-fast performance, instant system responsiveness and energy efficiency.



Select models come pre-installed with the Windows Vista Home Premium operating system. A Windows XP Professional downgrade is also available.

With the SR notebook?s integrated 802.11n LAN technology you can wirelessly surf the web and check email with greater range and reliability than ever before when connected to a compatible hotspot. And connecting with friends and family has never been easier thanks to the unit?s optional built-in webcam and microphone.

The notebook also incorporates G-Sensor Shock Protection technology to counteract sudden movements helping to prevent damage and data loss.



The PC features Switch technology enabling customized ?personalities? or modes for home, work and entertainment. You can customize each mode with its own wallpaper and a set of five shortcuts to correspond to various scenarios. Set your favorite websites for home, office applications for work, and programs that allow you to enjoy music and movies when you are ready to relax.

The unit comes with three entertainment software applications. Offerings include VAIO? Movie Story software-- an easy way to produce your own high-quality home movies, VAIO MusicBox software-- a fun way to enjoy music based on your mood, and Click to Disc/ Editor software-- for easy DVD/ BD video-editing and creation.

It also comes with VAIO Media software, a DLNA-enabled media sharing application that lets you wirelessly stream content stored on your PC throughout your home network. Movies, music and digital still images can be streamed from the notebook to a PLAYSTATION 3 or VAIO Home Theater PC that is connected to a TV for big-screen enjoyment.

The PC has plenty of slots, ports and jacks, including a Memory Stick media/SD card slot, three USB ports, i.LINK IEEE-1394 port, microphone and headphone jack and a PC Card (type-II) for easy transfer of files from external devices.

SR models are Energy Star 4.0 and EPEAT Silver compliant. They also incorporate eco-conscious features such as a mercury-free LED backlit LCD to help minimize the risk of mercury seeping into vulnerable eco-systems at the end of each unit?s lifecycle. Sony will even recycle your old PC via participating Waste Management Recycling Centers (www.sony.com/recycle).

Sony VAIO SR Series notebooks will be available at the end of the month starting at about $1,400. Pre-orders begin online today at www.sonystyle.com/pr/sr. They will also be sold at Sony Style stores and select retailers around the country.


Sample Specs:

VGN-SR130E/B VAIO SR Series Notebook PC Specifications

General
Computer Type: Notebook
Type of Use: Ultra-portable
Action Buttons: Switch Mode, WLAN/Bluetooth on/off
Pointing Device: Electro-Static touch pad
Security: Biometric Fingerprint Sensor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) TCG Ver.1.2 compliant

Hardware
Keyboard: QWERTY, 82 keys with 2.0mm stroke and 19.05mm 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 technology

Memory
Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Installed: 2GB PC2-6400 (2GBx1)
Maximum: 4GB
Speed: 800MHz

Hard Drive
Capacity: 250GB
Speed: 5400rpm
Interface: Serial ATA
Impact Protection: G-Sensor Shock Protection - Hard Disk Drive Protection

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/RAM)
CD Read: 24x max
DVD Read: 8x max
DVD-R DL Write: 4x max
DVD-RAM Read: 5x max

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

Display
Screen Size: 13.3"
Resolution: 1280 x 800
XBRITE-ECO Technology: Yes
Technology: WXGA
Backlight Type: LED

Graphics
Processor: Mobile Intel Graphics Media
Accelerator 4500MHD with Intel Clear Video Technology
Total Available Graphics Memory: 820MB (max.)
Chipset: Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset

Inputs and Outputs
Ethernet Port: 1
Headphone Jack: 1
Modem Jack: 1
Microphone Input: 1
USB Port(s): 2 (2.0 compliant)
VGA Output(s): 1
DC-In: 1
i.LINK Connection: 1 (4pin) i.LINK connector (IEEE 1394)

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)
Bluetooth Technology: Integrated Stereo A2DP
Bluetooth Technology

Power
Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPS13A/B)
Estimated Battery Life: TBD hours Standard Capacity Battery; TBD hours Large Capacity Battery
Power Requirements: 100W + 10%

Software
Operating System: Genuine Microsoft Windows
Vista Home Premium with SP1
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
Sony Original Software: Click to Disc Editor - DVD Creation
VAIO Movie Story - Movie Creation
VAIO MusicBox - Playlist Creation
VAIO Media plus - Multimedia Server Software

Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty: 1 year limited warranty . See actual warranty for details.
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

Environmental Information
EPEAT: Meets EPEAT?Silver rating
RoHS: Compliant
For more information: www.sony.com/recycle

Regulation and Standard Compliance
Energy Star Compliant: 4.0

Dimensions
Weight: 4.14lbs (with standard battery)
Measurements: 12.4"(W) x 0.99-1.33"(H) x 9.2"(D)

Supplied Accessories
Standard Lithium-ion battery (VGP-BPS13A/B)
AC Adapter
Power Cable
Optional Accessories
Stick AC Adapter (VGP-AC19V21)
USB Port Replicator (VGP-PRSR1)
Additional Standard Capacity Battery (VGPBPS13A/B)
Large Capacity Battery (VGP-BPL13)
VAIO Protection Case (VGP-CKSR1)
USB Optical Mouse (VGP-UMS20/B)
Bluetooth Laser Mouse (VGP-BMS33/B)
Neoprene Case (VGP-AMC1)
Notebook Backpack (VGP-CCP4/L)

Color: Black









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