The VAIO FW includes the latest Intel Core 2 Duo 45-nanometer processor, the GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics, up to 4GB of DDR2 memory, and up to 400GB of hard drive storage. The laptop comes with a DVD burner, Blu-Ray burner or Blu-Ray combo drive, depending on configuration.
Notebook’s 16.4″ screen has a resolution of 1600-by-900 pixels and a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, since many films are shot with that ratio. The most of the notebooks in the market use a 16:10 ratio.
Other features of the Sony VAIO FW include the WiFi Link 5100AGN (802.11a/b/g/n) wireless module, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, and a 56K modem, as well as Dolby Sound Room Audio, a built-in web camera, HDMI and VGA outputs, 3 USB ports, ExpressCard, Memory Stick Duo, and Secure Digital slots, and a Firewire port.
Sony says the estimated battery life for the VAIO FW is up to 4 hours with a standard capacity battery and up to 6 hours with an extended unit.
The laptop starts at 6.47 pounds and runs Windows Vista operating system.
Sony’s VAIO FW can be preordered through the company’s online store for a starting price of $1,059.99. It will ship in early August.
Sony VAIO FW Series*
|CPU (Intel Core 2 Duo)||
|Optical Drive||DVD burner||DVD burner||Blu-Ray Combo||DVD burner|
|Color||Titanium Gray||Powder White||Titanium Gray||Titanium Gray|
|Current Price (US$)||1149.99||1199.99||1769.99||1199.99|
*Sony also offers the VAIO FW VGN-FW190 Configure-to-Order model, with a basic price of $1,059.99.