The VAIO® AR notebook combines the convenience and portability of a notebook with the power and performance of a desktop. Featuring a full-sized keyboard and stunning 17" widescreen display2, this multimedia powerhouse is the perfect productivity and entertainment companion. With spectacular XBRITE-HiColor™ LCD technology, the massive widescreen improves color contrast in your images, video and television content, delivering the ultimate HD viewing experience.
Introducing the next great advancement in wireless technology, 802.11n. With built-in 802.11n wireless LAN technology3, the VAIO® AR notebook lets you wirelessly surf the web and e-mail3 with greater performance, range and reliability than ever before. 802.11n offers a massive boost in speed and considerably more range than 802.11a/b/g when connected to compatible hotspots. Connect to compatible hot spots with ease and experience the incredible difference of 802.11n. You can even wirelessly stream video throughout your home or office with blazing-fast speed3. 802.11n is backward compatible with existing networks, so there is no need for any additional hardware or cables, it’s all built-in.
Watch movies in the best high-definition picture quality available today with the VAIO® AR notebook. Until you experience movies and concerts on Blu-ray Disc media, you won’t know just how good high-definition can be. With pristine Full 1080 HD resolution and stunning clarity, Blu-ray Disc is an impressive new way to enjoy your entertainment. Blu-ray Disc also enjoys the most extensive industry support as it is backed by more than 85% of consumer electronics companies, seven of the biggest movie studios, the world's two largest music labels, plus PLAYSTATION® 3 and leading game companies.
The VAIO® AR notebook features a stunning 17" widescreen display2 with Sony's original XBRITE-HiColor™ LCD technology, our best LCD technology to date. XBRITE-HiColor™ technology improves color contrast in your video and images to deliver deep blacks and bright whites, true-to-life color, and razor-sharp detail. And with glare filter and anti-reflective coating to minimize reflection, you'll experience a beautifully clear image, whether you're playing a movie, enjoying family photos, watching TV or surfing the web.
Whether you’re watching a Hollywood video in HD, enthralled in a high-def cable TV sporting event or enjoying crystal-clear video captured from your compatible HDV camcorder, the VAIO® AR notebook lets you playback HD content with an incredibly high level of resolution - essentially eliminating flicker and creating a more film-like image. An HDMI™ output delivers video and audio to external sources via a single cable, providing the optimal digital connection to your compatible HDTV so you can enjoy HD entertainment on your big screen without a myriad of extra cables and wires. And since the VAIO AR notebook features DVR capabilities and a TV tuner capable of receiving premium cable HDTV signals6, your HD entertainment experience is complete from end-to-end without the need for any additional hardware.
The VAIO® AR notebook is the premier Blu-ray Disc™-enabled PC, with the ability to play, record, and re-write Blu-ray Disc™ media1,3. With Blu-ray Disc capabilities, you can enjoy stunning HD video in crystal-clear, flicker-free, mind-blowing resolution or record 25-50GB of video, pictures or data to a single Blu-ray Disc media - that’s five times the capacity of standard DVDs. The VAIO AR notebook also offers end-to-end support for High-Def (1080i) compatible HDV camcorders and a suite of video applications that let you capture, edit and burn content to Blu-ray Disc media in full 1080i resolution without downgrading video quality and integrity.
With its polished black exterior and sleek profile, the VAIO® AR notebook delivers top-class style and entertainment performance. The magnificent sheen of its piano black exterior is unlike anything you'd expect in a notebook PC with a luster similar to a fine car or grand piano. The chassis of the VAIO AR notebook is encased in durable and super-lightweight magnesium alloy. This thin-walled, rugged magnesium casing serves as a slender, durable shell, while reducing the weight of the notebook, despite its abundance of high-end hardware and technologies.
The VAIO® AR notebook is digital cable ready. It features an OCUR receiver, a digital cable receiver and interface that accepts a TV CableCARD™. The CableCARD removable security module allows you to access the digital cable channels to which you subscribe without the need for a set-top-box. Windows Vista™ Home Premium with Media Center functionality acts as your DVR, letting you record and catalog your favorite TV programs to the hard drive6.
Computer Interface: The computer industry lacks standards, and therefore, there are a multitude of varying software packages and add-on hardware options. This personal computer is not manufactured to operate any specific software, and Sony does not and cannot make any warranty or representation with respect to the performance of this product with any particular software packages and/or non-Sony add-on hardware options except those mentioned in this document. Sony hereby disclaims any representations or warranty that this product is compatible with any combination of products you may choose to connect. While Sony representatives or Sony authorized dealers may be able to assist you and may make recommendations, they are NOT authorized to vary or waive this disclaimer. Purchasers must determine for themselves the suitability and compatibility of the hardware and software in each and every particular instance. Software titles pre-installed on the Sony Notebook Computer are subject to change without notice. Simulated graphic shown on display. Pre-installed software may not be identical to retail versions or have all documentation. This product meets the standards of the International Energy Star Program for energy efficiency. Features and specifications are subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measurements are approximate and may vary.
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Lamp in this product contains mercury. Disposal of these materials may be regulated due to environmental considerations. For disposal or recycling information, please contact your local authorities or the Electronic Industries Alliance (www.eiae.org).
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