Smallest Sony Media Center PC Designed for On-The-Go

Proving that even power users no longer need to be chained to a desk, Sony is introducing the VAIO FE series notebook, a high-performance mobile media center.

Built on the latest advances, including the newest mobile technology from Intel, DDR2 memory and a super-fast serial ATA hard drive, the FE series provides the muscle to power through the most demanding tasks at top speed. The result is smoking performance for a wide array of productivity and entertainment activities, such as running resource-intensive programs while maintaining communications or sharing pictures, movies or music.

The 15.4-inch widescreen display with XBRITE HiColor LCD technology ensures that multimedia playback is rich and vibrant. Sony's advanced display technology delivers extraordinary color purity and saturation, even in bright daylight. Sound Reality technology, Sony's advanced audio integration, adds the aural component to a superb movie-viewing experience. Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 offers intelligent and seamless control of entertainment content from a single, easy-to-use interface.

You can keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues with the notebook's integrated camera with zoom and microphone. Use your favorite Video over IP applications to conduct video chat meetings or just check in with the family back home from virtually any hotspot with built in 802.11 a/b/g wireless LAN connectivity. A handy privacy filter masks out the environment around you so you can chat from a messy desk or a crowded coffee shop and your conversation partners will be none the wiser.

With the FE series, a full complement of professional tools for DVD creation is at your fingertips. Click to DVD software and an onboard DVD+R Double Layer/DVD +/- RW drive makes professional-looking DVD movies quick and easy. Create or record up to 8.5GB of home video, movies, music, or digital photos (or up to 4 hours of MPEG-2 video) on one Double Layer DVD disc.

The notebook also features ExpressCard, an emerging standard in smaller, faster PC card solutions with the throughput to port data at incredible speeds, making it ideal for transfers of video and large files. The VAIO FE also includes S-video, enabling convenient connectivity to televisions, cameras and projectors. The addition of an optional docking station extends the possibilities. With a built-in multi-function bay that can accommodate and additional 80 GB hard drive or a choice of optical drives, you have the flexibility to swap in and out the peripherals you need, when you need them.

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