New Sony Notebook Is Ultra-Portable and Well Equipped
Diminutive VAIO TX Model Features Cutting-Edge Materials,
Communications and Enhanced Entertainment Capabilities
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony's newest feather-weight PC
contender combines no-nonsense business functionality and a fashion-forward
physique. The VAIO(R) TX notebook packs wireless WAN connectivity,
entertainment playback and a white LED display into a slick carbon fiber
casing that weighs no more than three pounds.
The carbon fiber chassis of the TX notebook line lends not only
lightweight durability but head-turning elegance to this ultra-portable
companion. LED backlight technology and newly designed display circuitry
gives it a razor thin profile. At 2.8-pounds and less than 1-inch thin, this
notebook will slide unobtrusively into your carry-on bag for comfortable
computing whether you fly first class or coach.
Integrated WWAN (in most models) ensures you stay connected wherever you
go. With access to the Cingular Wireless national EDGE network, you can
extend your wireless coverage beyond LAN access and hotspots and get online
almost anywhere there is cellular coverage. Sony's SmartWi(R) technology
seamlessly toggles between WAN, LAN and Bluetooth technologies, making it easy
and efficient to connect wirelessly.
"Sony pioneered the exploration of ultra-light materials such as magnesium
and carbon for PC casings and ultra-slim components, as well forward-thinking
technology such as integrated wireless WAN to create notebooks that are a joy
to carry and add value to your life," said Mike Abary, vice president of VAIO
product marketing for Sony Electronics in the U.S.
Stamina for Work and Play
Unparalleled battery life -- 4 to 7.5 hours with a standard battery --
will ensure you have enough power for a full day's work and perhaps some play.
An advanced DVD+R double layer/DVD+RW drive and Sony's Instant Mode allow you
to watch movies, listen to music or view photos with the touch of a button,
without having to boot the machine. The 11.1-inch WXGA widescreen display
with XBRITE(TM) LCD technology delivers brilliant colors for stunning
multimedia playback, while Dolby Headphone and Virtual Speaker technologies
provide surround sound when you're wearing headphones.
The TX series also comes with a full complement of Sony multimedia
applications, including SonicStage(TM) Mastering Studio software for managing
music in a variety of formats and Click to DVD(TM) software for easy one-click
DVD mastering. To make data sharing and transfer a breeze, the notebook also
comes standard with a multitude of connector interfaces, including both an
i.LINK (IEEE 1394) and USB 2.0 port as well as Memory Stick PRO(TM) and
Secure Digital(TM) media slots.
Sony VAIO TX notebooks will be widely available this month in charcoal
without WWAN starting at about $2,250 and next month with WWAN for about
$2,300. Exclusive colors platinum and slate blue can be purchased online athttp://www.sonystyle.com
or at SonyStyle(R) stores in select fashion malls around the
More information about Cingular data service plans for VAIO computers is
available at http://www.sonystyle.com/cingular