Sony has updated its notebook range for autumn, adding three models at varying price points – the AR20 with Blu-ray drive, the FE3- with 200GB drive and the entry-level N10.
The AR20 series is Sony’s top of the range machine and designed to handle High Definition video content. If you’ve plans to shoot HD footage on your camcorder, you can edit and play it back on the AR20 – then burn it onto a Blu-ray disc. And of course, you can watch it on the 17-inch 1920 x 1200 resolution X-black LCD screen featuring full 1080p resolution. Other features include an integrated hybrid digital and analogue tuner and HDMI output (which should save you buying a standalone Blu-ray player), with the machine running on an Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 processor with 2GB of high speed DDR2 memory.
The FE30 is pitched as a family notebook (if you can all get round it) and features a 15.4-inch widescreen display with dual lamp technology to increase brightness and contrast, an impressive 200GB hard drive and a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo processors.
Sony’s new entry-level model is the N10 series. Described as a "practical, general-purpose laptop", it features hard disks ranging from 80 to 100GB in size, a 15.4-inch 1200 x 800 resolution X-black widescreen display, Wi-Fi and an SD card and Sony Memory Stick slot.
Prices to be confirmed nearer launch.