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Sony’s Blu-Ray toting VAIO FZ180 media laptop reviewed

Sony’s Blu-Ray toting VAIO FZ180 media laptop reviewed

If you want a laptop with built-in HD and a Blu-Ray drive then your options are pretty limited, and you're generally looking at something highly wallet-draining.  Crunchgear's Seth Porges has been playing with one such machine: the $2,000 Sony VAIO LZ180, which fills a crisp-edged case with Intel's 2GHz Core 2 Duo T7300 CPU, a 15-inch Xbrite display running off an NVidia GeForce 8400 GT, and a 200GB hard-drive to store all that lovely media.

 

Sony’s latest VAIO squares up to MacBook

Sony’s latest VAIO squares up to MacBook

Something tells me that if you bit into this VAIO CR laptop you'd find a striking aftertaste of Apple.  There's certainly no avoiding where Sony got the design prompt for its latest notebook range from, but since the tech product world is full of mimicry, emulation and tribute it's easier to ignore it and look at how well the CR stacks up.  NotebookReview have done just that.

 

Sony Blu-Ray Laptop – The VAIO VGN-FZ100

Sony Blu-Ray Laptop – The VAIO VGN-FZ100

A lot of new laptop announcements recently due to Santa Rosa availability to manufacturers. Sony introduces a new VAIO based on Santa Rosa platform, the VGN-FZ100. The market Sony is releasing this product to be mostly video editors and users who wants Blu-Ray on a laptop.

Sony Vaio G1 Under 2 Pounds

Sony Vaio G1 Under 2 Pounds

Laptops were meant to make life and work more mobile, but Sony has just raised the bar on laptop mobility with what the company calls its “lightest fully usable notebook ever produced.” Using a 12.1-inch display, 1.5GB of RAM and 80GB hard drive, the Sony Vaio G1 weighs just 1.97-pounds by utilizing a more advanced carbon body than its carbon predecessors, X505 and the SZ/carbon. With the DVD-RW and a 12-hour battery on board, the total weight comes to 2.46 pounds—still quite impressive. The only drawback is the 1.2GHz Core Solo, but we can let that slide. Available in Japan in the first week of December at around $2000, and for US folks you can pre-order from tech-importer Dynamism.

Continue on for more beautiful pictures of the Vaio G1

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