Official Sony VAIO AW Series 18.4" Owners thread

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  1. Phil

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    Information provided by SpaceCowboy1973:

    AW:

    VGN-AW11XU/Q
    CPU Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo T9600
    Memory 4096MB
    HDD 628 GB (SSD Flash 128GB + HDD 500GB)
    Others WLAN 802.11a/b/g/ Draft n, TV, FingerPrint, Bluetooth, Camera
    Screen 18.4" Full HD X-black LCD with RGB 3chip LED technology Full HD WUXGA (1920x1080)
    Optical Blu-ray Disc(TM) drive (reader/writer)
    Graphics NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) 9600M GT (512MB VRAM)
    OS Windows Vista(R) Ultimate

    3 of the 4 models come with NVIDIA® GeForce® 9600M GT with 512MB GDDR3

    http://vaio.sony.co.uk/view/ShowProductCategory.action?site=voe_en_GB_cons&category=VN+AW+Series

    Sony Europe Press Centre


    From Engadget:

    It's not everyday that you see an 18.4-inch laptop. Then again, Sony (nor anyone else) doesn't rollout too many Full HD laptops targeting photographers and videographers. The VAIO type A features an LED backlit 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, 2.53GHz T9400 Core 2 Duo, Blu-ray burner, up to 4GB of memory and 2x 250GB of disk (plus 1x eSATA jack for more), an increasingly rare Firewire jack for your camcorder, 3x USB 2.0, and a high-speed UDMA-enabled CF slot for quick image transfers off your DSLR's CompactFlash card. As Sony's newest media flagship, we're also looking at HDMI-out, 802.11n WiFi, GeForce 9600M GT graphics, and a full suite of included image and video editing software from Adobe. All this in a relatively hefty 3.9-kg (8.6-pounds) rig. Although, with just 2-hours of battery you'll want to spring for the optional 3-hour add-on. Priced at around ¥320,000 (about $3,000) when these hit the streets of Japan at the end of the month. Two more shots after the break.

    http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/09/sonys-18-4-inch-type-a-vaio-for-type-a-photog-personalities/
     

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  2. Cheek

    Cheek Notebook Consultant NBR Reviewer

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    Nice, looks awesome for home computing. I'm surprised the lower VGN-AW11M/H model is only EUR 1299. Although that one probably doesn't have the SSD drive. Still, this would be great for editing HD video content if my SZ can't keep up in the future.
     
  3. Metsn

    Metsn Maiku Hama Yokohama

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    Wish the Z would look that sexy...for now it looks like the most beautiful nb from Sony for me...unfortunately doesn't meet my needs of battery life.

    btw...there's already Japanese site, where's possibility to do CTO :)
     
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    OMFG!!! I Want!
     
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    Hurray! even the eu models have SSD option! still waiting for the z series with ssd option.
    Paging file on the SSD is not a good idea though..better turn it off
     
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    Let's hope the US version has the Nvidia 9600 GT right away unlike the FW series...the euro low config has a Nvidia 9300. If the 9300 is all Sony offers in the US, it clearly doesn't want any light gamers' bussiness.
     
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    Sony just isn't interested in making their Vaios gaming machines. They must feel that if you want gaming from them, then go with the PSP or PS3. :(
     
  10. Phil

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    Rahul did you notice the high end AW comes with 9600GT 512MB GDDR3 RAM?

    That's for gamers in my book.
     
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