Sony VAIO AW Series: When Ultraportables Aren't Big Enough

Sony VAIO AW Series: When Ultraportables Aren't Big Enough

Range Govindan
Sep 10, 2008

Imagine yourself sitting there working on your laptop. Do you ever get the feeling that it's not big enough? Sure you do! Now if you are using a 17" desktop replacement laptop, you're in a pickle. Worry no more, because Sony is coming to your rescue with its 18.4" monster.

Sony VAIO AW series features a massive 18.4-inch screen with 3LED backlighting, which is something that is usually only found on BRAVIA LCD TVs. The 3LED technology uses three separate LEDs – red, green, and blue – for pure color reproduction. It's similar to how three-chip video cameras work. The LCD screen is capable of displaying true 1920×1080 HD.

It includes an Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 processor, 512MB graphics chipset, and two hard drives; a 128GB SSD and a 500GB SATA hard drive. They are set-up as a RAID array. It comes preloaded with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Elements. The AW series will be launched in Japan in the coming weeks for about $3000.

If the equivalent of an SUV laptop isn't your cup of tea (because not all of us have the desktop space for an 18" behemoth "portable") and you're looking for a stylish diminutive option, Sony has you covered with their updated 14.1-inch VAIO CS. The 14" screen sports a 1280x800 display with a new keyboard and fashion driven LED lights that matches the assortment of available case colours (white, black, pink and red). Oh, and the specs, you ask? A 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo, Intel's X4500 integrated graphics for video and 802.11n wireless, 160GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM are under their pretty lil' hoods that will look as good on your desk as it does with your matching outfit.

[via CrunchGear]

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