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Sony touts new T-series notebook

Sony has expanded its Vaio range by adding a new T-series to its range of ultra-portable notebooks targeted at the mobile professional. Weighing at 1.38kg, this notebook is ideal for active lifestyles, geared for switching from compiling data to DVD playback with the simple touch of a button, according to the vendor.

Sony has expanded its Vaio range by adding a new T-series to its range of ultra-portable notebooks targeted at the mobile professional. Weighing at 1.38kg, this notebook is ideal for active lifestyles, geared for switching from compiling data to DVD playback with the simple touch of a button, according to the vendor.

"The Vaio T-series notebook builds on Sony's expertise in packing big time capabilities into small, beautiful packages," said Dharmendra Lalai, senior manager, IT Marketing Division for Sony Gulf. "The perfect mobile companion, it will keep you productive and entertained while inspiring envy anywhere you go."

Powered by Intel Centrino Mobile technology, the notebook comes packed with integrated 802.11b/g wireless connectivity so whether users are on the road, in the office or moving from room to room, they can stay connected through e-mail and the internet wire-free.

The new notebook features a blue metal alloy casing, with entertainment playback buttons such as play, pause or rewind, on the unit's hinge. The notebook comes with a 10.6-inch, wide-format LCD screen and an optional CD/DVD±RW drive. The T-series features Sony's battery optimisation technology, which according to the company, provides up to seven hours of battery back-up on a single charge.

The built-in Dolby technology adds yet another dimension to presentations, movies or music, while the notebook also packs in two USB 2.0 ports, a Memory Stick PRO media slot, and an i.LINK (Firewire) port.

Finally, the notebook comes with the Vaio Entertainment Software Suite that includes applications for video editing, digital photo and music management. The Vaio Media software is included, allowing users to share digital content among PCs and compatible consumer electronics devices on a home network.

The Sony T-Series is priced at $2,165, and will compete with similar ultra-portables such as Dell’s Latitude, NASCO’s Flybook, IBM’s Thinkpad and Fujitsu-Siemens’ Lifebook, among others.

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