Brussels, 15 September 2005
The new A5-Series brings the perfect combination of style and power to
the home. With processors ranging from the Intel Pentium M 740 to the
2GHz Pentium M 760, the Series has the core power essential for
multimedia and gaming. The processor is backed by a full gigabyte of
fast DDR2 SDRAM, giving users generous headroom for memory-intensive activities like
video editing or running the latest 3D games. Disk sizes rise from 80GB
to a capacious 120GB hard disk space, so there’s plenty of room for
large music and photo collections along with everything else. Serial
ATA (SATA) disk technology ensures disk performance to match everything
else about the A5.
A super-bright X-black LCD 17-inch screen
with double technology delivers a panoramic desktop thanks to its WXGA+
(1440 x 900) resolution, which is also ideal for widescreen film
formats. Behind the scenes, an ATI Mobility Radeon X600 graphics
processor with up to 256MB HyperMemory provides the drive to keep everything flowing smoothly, even when it comes to demanding 3D games.
models are fitted with a high-speed DVD±RW optical drive offering up to
four hours DVD-quality video recording in a single session thanks to
Double Layer technology.
The flagship VGN-A517S is more than
just a notebook. Together with the bundled Entertainment Docking
Station, it offers multimedia capabilities to rival many desktops. The
Docking Station incorporates a high-quality TV tuner and MPEG encoder
for watching and recording TV, while the integrated Sony S-Master
digital amplifier and reflex-ported stereo speakers provide rich,
detailed audio. Music, films and games instantly take on a new
dimension with the Entertainment Docking Station, but the A5-Series
stays slim and stylish when it’s time to pick up and go. With an integrated automatic luminance sensor constantly adjusting screen brightness to match ambient lighting, 802.11b/g and Bluetooth wireless communications and even a sleek wireless mouse as standard, the A5-Series offers consumers style and sophistication in equal measure.
FS300-Series features eyecatching Sony design and is a slim, portable
package weighing only 2.9kg yet featuring an integral DVD±RW optical
drive with Double Layer technology. Wide processor choice means there’s
something for everyone, from a general-purpose Celeron M 380 all the
way up to a powerful Pentium M 750. As with the A5-Series, hard disks
range from 80GB to 120GB, ensuring there’s plenty of space for music,
photos and video clips.
In the case of the VGN-FS315Z this could
include a selection of your favourite TV programmes. This model comes
with a similar Entertainment Docking Station like the one supplied with
the A517S, featuring a TV tuner and matching Sony speakers. On its own,
the FS300-Series owes its compact footprint and portability to its
15.4-inch screen. This second-generation X-black LCD panel offers the
superior brightness of twin-lamp design and a 1280 x 800 widescreen
resolution ideal for watching films as well as providing a spacious,
ergonomic working environment.
To meet as wide a range of
requirements as possible, the FS300-Series offers the option of two
graphics subsystems. Standard models come with the integrated Intel
Graphics Media Accelerator 900, which forms part of the i915
motherboard chipset. Alternatively, users can enjoy the power of the
latest NVIDIA GeForce 6400 subsystem with 128MB of dedicated,
high-speed video memory.
professional mobile users, there’s the new S5-Series. A slim profile
and small footprint give the S5 its highly portable carrying weight of
just 1.95kg, but despite its modest dimensions, it’s packed with a
remarkable amount of features.
It may be an ultra-portable, but
each S5 has a 13.3-inch Wide XGA (1280 x 800) screen, offering users
the convenience of more application workspace and a roomier Windows
Desktop. The enhanced X-black LCD panel performs better in other ways
too, delivering a visibly brighter image with vivid colours, true black
and heightened contrast compared to conventional screens.
S5-Series is capable of performance not usually associated with
small-format portables. The flagship VGN-S5VP offers serious processing
power from its Intel Pentium M 770 processor and full gigabyte of fast
DDR2 memory. Behind this there’s a generous 120GB of hard disk space,
and every model has an integral DVD±RW drive with Double Layer
technology for up to 8.5GB of data storage.
New Serial ATA (SATA) hard
disk technology ensures the best drive performance, while Intel
Centrino architecture on all models means efficient power management,
extended battery life and high-speed wireless networking.
are committed to offering our customers the best both in terms of
technology and choice," says Jun Koyama, Director of IT for VAIO
Europe. "That’s why we never stop updating and improving our products.
These three ranges of notebooks are tangible evidence of that
commitment, and we are pleased to be able to add them to an already
strong line-up for Autumn 2005."
Source: Sony Press Release
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