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Sony brings VAIO G to Europe, updates AR and TX

updated 10:05 am EST, Wed January 31, 2007

Sony VAIO G11 Series

Sony Europe this morning launched three additions to its VAIO notebooks, including a model previously unavailable anywhere beyond Japan. The G11 (pictured) is the first version of the VAIO G available outside of southeast Asia and is one of the lightest portables in the market thanks to its carbon fiber shell, weighing under 2.5 pounds despite its 12-inch screen and dual-layer DVD rewriter. In contrast to the Japanese model, however, the European version has been tuned for 9 hours of average battery life due in part to its ultra-low voltage 1.33GHz Core Duo. A launch date and price are unavailable, but Sony Europe expects to deliver the G11 with a base 1GB of RAM, a 100GB hard disk, a fingerprint reader, and Windows Vista Business.

Revealed during the announcement was the AR30, a European equivalent to the North American AR390E with a 2GHz Core 2 Duo, Blu-Ray, dual 120GB hard drives, and Vista Home Premium. The 11.1-inch widescreen VAIO TX5 has also received the performance boosts of its Japanese TX equivalent with a faster 1.33GHz ULV Core Duo, 100GB of storage, and Vista Business. Exact release details as well as North American equivalents for the G11 and TX5 also remain unannounced.

by MacNN Staff




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