VAIO Personal Computer FZ Series Presents High Definition Picture Quality with Extremely High Colour Reproduction
Sony expanded its VAIO personal computer family with Blu-ray capability by adding the new FZ Series. The top of the range model VGN-FZ18G comes with a Blu-ray drive that allows the notebook computer to create and play back high definition contents. The new FZ Series aims to put high performance features in home user’s hands. Incorporated with the new screen with extraordinary colour reproduction, the A4 size PC allows users to take it around the house while delivering top-class entertainment and image quality. It is perfect for family users who want to turn their PC into another entertainment platform at home.
The new generation widescreen screen is the brand new item on the spotlight. The exceptional 15.4” screen display of the FZ Series achieves 90% colour purity for true-to-life picture quality, together with its clear, bright, high colour LCD 90 technologies, the screen is able to reproduce vivid colours and delicate contrasts. Photos, personal videos and films are revitalized as a result, bringing the visual quality Sony is renowned for to a higher level.
The latest member of Sony’s HD World, the VGN-FZ18G features the Blu-ray Optical Disc drive, a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital media, including HD video. In addition to viewing Blu-ray disc films, it is also capable of editing and recording HD content. Simply insert a BD-R 1.1 or BD-RE 2.1 disc to the FZ Series, and users can write up to 50GB data on it. The capability of view, edit and record full HD video makes VAIO FZ a very personal HD video home editing pack. VAIO FZ possesses substantial graphic powers from its NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT notebook graphics processing unit (GPU) to provide high-definition (HD) decoding capabilities of very high rate playback for optimum results with HD movies.
In terms of audio setting, the FZ Series is equipped with “Sound Reality”, the DSD compatible high quality sound chip; 3D audio with direct sound 3D support; built-in stereo speakers and built-in monaural microphone. The features allow immaculate sound enjoyment at the comfort of home.
A built-in HDMI connector is available for Full HD performance for FZ Series user’s TV at home. Traditionally, connection between the PC and HD-ready TV would occupy numerous cables, color-coded plugs and a major headache. For the VAIO FZ series, the connection is a crucial single-cable away, hassle-free, enabling the output of high quality video and audio. The FZ Series can be connected to other high definition devices such as BRAVIA LCD TVs, PlayStation® 3 and Sony Blu-ray disc player via the HDMI input. The feature is definitely an ultimate enjoyment for anyone wanting to enjoy the latest HD format movies at ease.
The above delightful pleasures can be controlled by the AV control panel above the keyboard. Everything is literally at the user’s fingertips, with an array of dedicated AV buttons for simple, convenient play control. This makes using computers easy and suitable for all members of the family.
VAIO FZ’s modern yet sophisticated design blends seamlessly with today’s stylish interior at home. The beautiful streamline design comes in black and silver finish, the tone body folds symmetrically together with a convenient design that skipped the use of notebook latch, makes it simple, yet stylish. Despite its simple design, the notebook possesses a durable quality with top and bottom body that surfaced with magnesium and an aluminum hairline above the keyboard (available on the VGN-FZ18G). The VAIO FZ Series measures 35.6(W) x 2.5-3.5 (H) x 25.5 (D) cm in dimensions and weighs only 2.7kg, easy to carry around at home.
Sony’s advanced manufacturing technology provides the VAIO FZ a comprehensive combination of devices, powered by the latest Mobile Intel® 965 GMS Express Chipset and Intel® CoreTM2 Duo Processor T7500 (2.20 GHz) for the VGN-FZ18G (Intel® CoreTM2 Duo Processor T7300 (2 GHz) for the VGN-FZ17G and Intel® CoreTM2 Duo Processor T7100 (1.80 GHz) for the VGN-FZ15G. Integrated wireless LAN connection (IEEE 802.11a/b/g), Bluetooth® ver. 2.0, 4MB Advanced smart cache memory (for the VGN-FZ18G and VGN-FZ17G; 2MB for the VGN-FZ15G) and Memory Stick slots (Standard / Duo size compatible) and SD memory card slot offer extensive connectivity.
The FZ Series employs the latest Microsoft® Genuine Windows Vista™ Home
Premium (English version) with Traditional Chinese Language Pack. Multimedia functions are made perfect by audio-visual (AV) software applications such asClick To DVD BD 3.0 for the VGN-FZ18G, Click to DVD 2.6 for the VGN-FZ17G and the VGN-15G ,SonicStage Mastering Studio, Windows® Media Center, Roxio Easy Media Creator 9.0 and Norton Internet Security™ 2007. Users can now enjoy top-class entertainment at the comfort of home.
The New VAIO FZ series will be available from July 2007 at the suggested retail prices of RM9,988, RM6,988 and RM5,988 respectively.
no more bounds
VAIO has focused on offering new ways of enjoying the PC ever since its introduction. After its successful establishment as a brand in the fields of computing and personal entertainment, VAIO has entered a new phase of dynamic transformation. By removing the boundaries between traditional AV and IT products and revealing new possibilities while simplifying the way technology is used, VAIO provides the full benefits of true AV/IT convergence: further enjoyment of entertainment content anywhere, anytime.
Important notice when playing back Blu-ray discs: [Supporting Disc] -Supports writing data to BD-R 1.1 discs (single-layer discs with the capacity of 25 GB, dual-layer discs with the capacity of 50 GB) and BD-RE 2.1 discs (single-layer discs with the capacity of 25 GB, dual-layer discs with the capacity of 50 GB). The Blue-ray drive on your computer does not support BD-RE 1.0 discs and Blu-ray cartridge discs. [Blu-ray Disc Playback] -As with other optical media devices, circumstances may limit compatibility or prevent Blu-ray disc playback -VAIO computers may not support movie playback on packaged media recorded in AVC or VC1 formats at high bit rates. -Requires compatible high-definition display for high definition playback. Playback of AACS protected media may require an HDCP compliant output and HDCP compliant display. -You may need to connect to the Internet when playing copyright protected Blu-ray discs. -Region settings are required for Movies and BD-ROM contents. If the region setting and the region of the disc do not match, playback is not possible