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Ultimate Multimedia Experience High Definition Entertainment With a Blu-ray Disc™ Drive or Blu-ray Di... See full description.
  • 18.4"
  • Windows Vista Ultimate

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product description

Ultimate Multimedia Experience

High Definition Entertainment
With a Blu-ray Disc™ Drive or Blu-ray Disc™ Combo Drive on all models, AW-Series is designed to take full advantage of a new era in High Definition entertainment. Most models feature an integrated Blu-ray Disc™ Drive with read and write capability. This allows high bandwidth playback of latest HD movies plus creation and editing of your own productions filmed on an HD camcorder.

You can also store up to 50GB of multimedia data on one disc using the Blu-ray Disc™ Drive, as well as play and record all CD and DVD formats.

Home Theater Sound Quality
Enjoy superb 2.1 channel sound performance with the VAIO AW-Series. These VAIOs feature an integrated subwoofer for impressive bass, specially designed PC speakers for natural mid to high frequency sound and an on board Sound Reality Chip.

Also featured is Dolby® Home Theatre for powerful virtual surround. Dolby Home Theater® includes advanced audio technologies to place you right at the heart of the action for a true cinema-at-home experience. Optical out sockets allow easy connection to Home Cinema systems.

Revolutionary Full HD
Ultimate widescreen viewing
VAIO AW-Series offers the ultimate in big screen multimedia entertainment with a revolutionary 18.4” real wide display. With its large size, Full HD 1920×1080 (WUXGA) or 1680×945 (WXGA++) high resolution and true 16:9 aspect ratio, this new display offers the best possible digital media experience. Enjoy blockbuster movies with no or reduced black bars top and bottom. Pictures are perfectly true-to-life with up to 100% colour fidelity. The big LCD is also great for working on, allowing you to accommodate Windows Vista® gadget bars and two full size Explorer windows side-by-side.

The flagship VGN-AW11XU (RXU) provides the ultimate screen experience with Full HD1080 high resolution for watching HD movies at their true native resolution of 1080p and a Triluminous LED Screen with Full Adobe colour scan. Perfect for photo editing using advanced Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® software supplied.

Sharp and bright pictures
X-black technology ensures pictures are sharp, bright and natural looking with vibrant colour and depth. Most models feature a double lamp to give even deeper blacks, brighter whites and intense contrast for amazing realism. An anti-reflective coating minimizes glare and allows you to watch your entertainment outside cafes or in the garden.

Extreme Performance

Advanced editing with Adobe® software *
World famous Adobe® software is included to help you edit photos and create multimedia slideshows. The suite includes renowned Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom software, a professional still picture editing package that allows you to truly take your photos to the next level.*

Cutting edge NVIDIA® graphics
As you would expect from a full entertainment laptop, VAIO AW-Series includes cutting edge NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics. The VGN-AW11XU and VGN-AW11Z feature the extreme performance 9600M GT graphics card with 512MB dedicated VRAM for serious 3D decoding. All other models feature the 9300M GS graphics card with 256MB dedicated VRAM. Ideal for watching movies, playing games and creating powerful multimedia presentations.

Both cards include PureVideo HD, essential for enjoying high definition entertainment, as well as hardware acceleration of MPEG2 HD movie formats, HDMI support and Direct X 10.

One of the big advantages of NVIDIA® GeForce® 9000 Series graphics cards is that they take over the decoding process from the processor for best possible 3D performance.

Faster boot-up and file access
The VGN-AW11XU (RXU) includes an integrated 128GB SSD. This solid state flash drive features no moving parts, allowing for faster system boot up and file access. It’s also a lot quieter than conventional drives and significantly enhances productivity on the move.

Ultimate connectivity
Connect up with a wide range of peripheral products and equipment. AW-series features a variety of essential ports including S-Video output for playing photo slideshows or PAL resolution video through televisions, HDMI output for watching full 1080p HD movies on HD Ready TVs and i.LINK™ for connecting to digital camcorders, PCs and external hard drives. There’s also VGA output for easy link up with projectors and external screens, an ExpressCard 34 slot and three USB 2.0 ports.

Advanced wireless communications
Up-to-the-minute 802.11a/b/g/n (Draft-n) Wireless WAN offers fastest possible connection speeds and wide reception range. Easily communicate cable-free with a range of devices via Bluetooth®.

product specification
Screen size 18.4"
Operating system Windows Vista Ultimate
RAM 8GB of Memory
Hard disk capacity 628GB Storage
Number of cores Dual Core Processor
Card reader 5 in 1 Card Reader
Weight (kg) 3.9