Sony VAIO FZ notebook with Blu-ray Disc technology
The new Sony VAIO FZ notebook comes in multiple configurations, including a premium and standard model. The premium version plays Blu-ray Disc high-definition content so you can enjoy movies in full 1080 HD resolution, as well as record, store and play back personal content on high-capacity BD media. Weighing less than six pounds, the FZ notebook is designed to maximize LCD real estate integrating space-saving, engineering refinements throughout the chassis. Combined with Sony’s patented XBRITE-HiColor technology (on the premium model), the result is a 15.4-inch widescreen display that produces razor-sharp details and crisp, bold colors within the “footprint” of a much smaller notebook. The FZ premium model comes with a HDMI connector so you can connect to a high-definition television.
The new Sony VAIO FZ notebook incorporates an Intel Centrino Duo processor technology and built-in 802.11n wireless LAN technology for high-speed, wireless computing with greater range and reliability than ever before. A compatible 802.11n access point is required. The model comes pre-installed with the Windows Vista Home Premium operating system. The Sony Vaio standard FZ notebook includes a full set of dedicated multimedia controls just above the keyboard. With the push of a button you can go straight to your CDs, pictures — even watch movies — without ever booting up the operating system. Sony’s original Sound Reality technology, the FZ notebook offers professional-quality, high-resolution surround-sound. An integrated camera and microphone let you send video messages.
The FZ notebook supports Express Card, letting you port data at incredible speeds. The unit also includes S-video, which enables convenient connectivity to televisions, cameras and projectors. It also supports all versions of Memory Stick Flash media. The Sony Vaio FZ standard model will start at about $1,400, while the FZ premium Blu-ray Disc model will go for around $2,000.