good thing that i get 45% off off sony products
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5/10/04 at 10:19pm
Originally Posted by on1yalad
good thing that i get 45% off sony products
|Today, Sony announced a new line of VAIO desktop-replacement laptops with a huge, 17-inch, wide-aspect screen--the biggest on any Sony notebook. In fact, it's one of the biggest screens on any portable. The VAIO A series will eventually replace Sony's popular VAIO GRT series, and it switches from the Intel Mobile Pentium 4 to the much more battery-friendly, revamped Pentium M (a.k.a. Dothan). The VAIO A series will come in several product lines and top out at $2,800.
The top-of-the-line VAIO A series model and the $2,300 midline version will have the aforementioned 17-inch (diagonal) screen, displaying a celestial 2.3 million pixels in 1,920x1,200 wide-screen format. All the VAIO A-series models will include a port replicator that has an embedded television tuner. Between the tuner, the 80GB hard drive, and Sony's Giga Pocket solution, you'll be able to digitize and record TV shows from your laptop--no TiVo required--or convert VHS tape to DVD.
|VAIO A series notebooks will be available at retail and online at www.sonystyle.com in a variety of configurations. In addition to the VGN-A190 model that will sell for about $2,800, the VGN-A160 model with a 15.4-inch wide format display will be available for $2,300 including the AV dock. For business users, the VGN-A130 model will be sold through business-to-business channels and online at sonystyle.com. It has a 15-inch 4x3 aspect display and will be available with an optional business dock.|
|Mike Abary, general manager of VAIO product marketing in the U.S., also provided a sneak peek at a couple of concept products that represent what may be available in the near future. These included an ultra-portable, 13-inch widescreen notebook PC and a hard disk-based music player announced already in Japan.|
|VAIO type S VGN-S70B bencmarks
Pentium M 1.50GHz
MOBILITY RADEON 9200 (32MB)
-Performance rating 149
-Battery life rating 296 (4:56)
-Internet Content Creation 179
-Office Productivity 129
3DMark2001 SE 5,042
Quake III Arena 96.2fps (1,024x768)
|It is compatible on a high level in portability and a performance. VGN-S70B is 2 spindle mobile note PC which realized sufficient portable weight of about 1.89kg, carrying 13.3 type wide liquid crystal and a DVD-RW drive. Since battery drive time is also long, it is recommendation also at those with many opportunities who use in the place which does not have a power supply. Moreover, since performance is also high, it is ( use / instead of Desktop PC ) suitable combining port replicator. Although a price becomes high, the person adhering to a performance is VGN-S90 PS/VGN-S90S of the Sony style limited model, and if Pentium M745 and MOBILITY RADEON 9700 are chosen, he will become the strongest mobile note PC.|
Originally Posted by Sony
ATI Mobility™ Radeon™ 9200
Originally Posted by Stangs55
Where do you see "up to 128mb"? And why in the hell would they put a 64mb 9200 in here in the first place....just b/c a 2 and a 7 kinda look the same, sony, doesn't mean they are.
|• Graphics Card
ATI Mobility™ Radeon™ 9700
• Video RAM
64MB (up to 128MB, 32MB minimum)
Originally Posted by natedog81
Yeah where is the 128meg video card option??? I customized the 1.7M and I cant find a preference for the video card. Where is it???
Originally Posted by bloke
Well, I just called their sales number. The guy I talked to said you can only order it with a 64MB 9700 card, whether you order the Ready to Ship VGN-A190 or Customize and A Series VGN-A170.