Gallery: new Sony VAIO ranges

Sony’s new CW series is available in several different colours including blue, red, pink and white, as well as a gloss black step up model with Blu-Ray and 500Gb hard drive. There’s a 16:9 14inch widescreen X-black LCD screen with LED backlight and an on-board NVIDIA GeForce graphics to handle HD video editing and 3D games.

Three buttons just above the keyboard give one-touch access to useful functions, including a button to start surfing in seconds without waiting for the PC’s operating system to boot up and a VAIO button which launches Media Gallery, letting you browse digital photos, videos and music tracks.

Also on board is an HDMI output which connects the VAIO to any BRAVIA for enjoying big-screen movies on your HDTV and a web cam for crisp, clear video chatting with friends and family. The CW Series is available October 22nd.

MSI X340 super slim notebook coming in June


MSI has being showing us its svelte side ever since CES and today they’ve come good on one of those sexy show models in the shape the of MSI X340.

It weighs a netbook threatening 1.3kg and runs between 6mm – 19.8mm thick. Unlike its Windier cousins though, the X340 is armed with a proper Intel Core 2 1.4GHz processor, 2GB of DDR2 RAM and a 320GB HDD for all your storage needs. What’s more, there’s a 13.4″ LED screen and a proper keyboard.

There’s no mistakes in the connectivity department with b/g/n compatible wireless and Bluetooth 2.0, although 3G might have been nice. It comes off the shelf with a 4-cell battery and DVD drive but I’d say upgrading to a 6er and Blu-ray would probably be a good choice. You have got built-in speakers and an HD screen after all.

The X340 can be yours for £859 from June. Not cheap but X-rated slim models never are.


SkypeOut IS coming to mobile phones… eventually

skype-xseries.jpgWhen UK mobile operator 3 launched its X-Series service earlier this year, the inclusion of Skype was one of the most exciting elements. Experienced Skypers quickly noticed that it was only the basic Skype service, and not the more advanced SkypeOut giving you cheap calls to landlines and mobile numbers. However, Skype’s Tony Saigh has confirmed that SkypeOut is still on the company’s roadmap for mobile.