Sony has introduced its new range of Vaio hardware, with a focus on high definition and Blu-ray.
Sony describes its Vaio AW as a “new class” of portable, because it boasts a range of advanced features including a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution 18.4-inch widescreen using 3LED backlighting similar to that found on Sony’s high-end BRAVIA TVs, integrated Blu-ray drive, Dolby Home Theatre audio signal processing and 2.1-channel speakers with integrated subwoofer.
It features an Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 processor, NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT, and 128GB solid state disk and 500GB hard drive working together in a RAID array. It also comes with Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom, which should appeal to photographers and artists using the Vaio AW for image processing.
This all-in-one system boasts a 25.5-inch full HD display running at 1,920 x 1,200 resolution, integrated Blu-ray writer, and PC featuring an Intel Core 2 Quad processor and NVIDIA GeForce 9600M.
Seemingly aimed at both the living room and the graphics prosumer, it has an HDMI input for connecting up external devices (like a PS3), and also comes with Adobe’s Photoshop Lightroom, Photoshop Elements, and Premiere Elements, for editing images and video.
Slightly smaller all-in-ones, the Vaio LV offers a 24-inch 1,920 x 1,200 resolution display, and the Vaio LN a 20.1-inch 1,680 x 1,050 one.
The LN features a built-in Blu-ray drive, and the LV offers a Blu-ray writer. Both have integrated digital and analogue TV tuners, Intel Core 2 Duo processor, HDMI input, and the same Adobe software as the Vaio AW notebook.
Prices and availability to be confirmed.