Press Release Summary:
Equipped with DDR2 memory and SATA HDD, VAIOÂ® FE series is suited for running resource-intensive programs while maintaining communications with built-in 802.11 a/b/g WLAN connectivity. Notebook features 15.4 in. widescreen display with XBRITE HiColor(TM) LCD technology, integrated camera with zoom and microphone, and Sound Reality(TM) technology. In addition to ExpressCard(TM) and S-video capabilities, computer features DVD+R Double Layer/DVD +/- RW drive.
Original Press Release:
Powerful Portability: Smallest Sony Media Center PC Designed for On-the-Go
New VAIO Notebook Combines Cutting-Edge Performance with Exceptional Entertainment Experience
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4 -- CES (Booth #14200) -- Proving that even power users no longer need to be chained to a desk, Sony is introducing the VAIO(R) FE series notebook, a high-performance mobile media center.
Built on the latest advances, including the newest mobile technology from Intel(R), DDR2 memory and a super-fast serial ATA hard drive, the FE series provides the muscle to power through the most demanding tasks at top speed. The result is smoking performance for a wide array of productivity and entertainment activities, such as running resource-intensive programs while maintaining communications or sharing pictures, movies or music.
The 15.4-inch widescreen display with XBRITE HiColor(TM) LCD technology ensures that multimedia playback is rich and vibrant. Sony's advanced display technology delivers extraordinary color purity and saturation, even in bright daylight. Sound Reality(TM) technology, Sony's advanced audio integration, adds the aural component to a superb movie-viewing experience. Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Media Center Edition 2005 offers intelligent and seamless control of entertainment content from a single, easy-to-use interface.
"Now you don't have to lug a desktop around to get top-notch performance," said Mike Abary vice president of VAIO product marketing at Sony Electronics. "With today's components and our compact design, you can get all the power you need in a thin notebook that weighs less than seven pounds."
You can keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues with the notebook's integrated camera with zoom and microphone. Use your favorite Video over IP applications to conduct video chat meetings or just check in with the family back home from virtually any hotspot with built in 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN connectivity. A handy privacy filter masks out the environment around you so you can chat from a messy desk or a crowded coffee shop and your conversation partners will be none the wiser.
With the FE series, a full complement of professional tools for DVD creation is at your fingertips. Click to DVD(R) software and an onboard DVD+R Double Layer/DVD +/- RW drive makes professional-looking DVD movies quick and easy. Create or record up to 8.5GB of home video, movies, music, or digital photos (or up to 4 hours of MPEG-2 video) on one Double Layer DVD disc.
The notebook also features ExpressCard(TM), an emerging standard in smaller, faster PC card solutions with the throughput to port data at incredible speeds, making it ideal for transfers of video and large files. The VAIO FE also includes S-video, enabling convenient connectivity to televisions, cameras and projectors.
The addition of an optional docking station extends the possibilities. With a built-in multi-function bay that can accommodate and additional 80 GB hard drive or a choice of optical drives, you have the flexibility to swap in and out the peripherals you need, when you need them.
Sony VAIO FE notebooks will be widely available next month for about $1,650. They can also be purchased online at sonystyle.com or at SonyStyle(R) stores in high-end shopping malls around the country. For more information, please visit sony.com/fe.
For additional information about Sony computer products, consumers can call (888) 315-SONY, or visit Sony's web site at: sony.com/vaio.
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