Sony VAIO AW Review

Sony VAIO AW Review

Sony VAIO AW Review

On top of being able to display 100% RGB colors, this Sony VAIO AW packs a tons of features into the 18.4-inch display.

With 2 64GB SSDs and 500GB harddrive, this ain’t your travel-mate but a replacement for your designer desktop computer.

The 18.4-inch, 16:9 AW screen supports the Adobe RGB color profile with reproduction to 137%, and runs 64 bit Vista Ultimate. It has a 2.53 Ghz Core 2 Duo processor, 512 MB Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT graphics card, 4 GB RAM and a Blu-ray burner. Filling out its 8-pound frame is a hard drive configuration that includes twin 64 GB SSDs with a 500 GB spinner, or up to a terabyte of standard storage.

Sony will have them availble on their site soon you can check this URL to see if they are available:

via gizmodo

Sony Press Release:


SAN DIEGO, Sept. 10, 2008 ¾ Sony today unveiled the all-new VAIO® AW Series high-definition notebook.

Weighing a little more than 8 pounds, the AW model is ideal for the multimedia enthusiast or photographer who likes to view or edit high-definition content on-the-go.

“This new notebook delivers the power of a high-end desktop in a portable form factor,” said Mike Abary, senior vice president of VAIO product marketing at Sony Electronics. “Whether you’re gaming, watching a Blu-ray Disc™ movie or editing high-def video, it offers all the HD tools you’ll need.”

Equipped with an extra-wide 18.4-inch (measured diagonally) LCD display and Sony’s own XBRITE-FullHD™ LCD technology (optional), the notebook delivers vibrant colors in stunning 1080p clarity.

It comes standard with a Blu-ray Disc optical drive for play back of high-definition content, including movies in full HD 1080p resolution. Select units can also record, store and play back personal content on high-capacity BD media.

For those who prefer to watch content on a big screen television like a Bravia® LCD, the unit also has an HDMI™ output so you can connect it to a compatible HDTV set for a larger viewing experience (cable sold separately).

The display is ideal for Blu-ray Disc movies. Since many high-definition films are shot using a 16:9 aspect ratio, the unit’s extra-wide LCD is constructed with the same dimensions. This minimizes the black bars that typically appear, letting you view movies in their intended format.

The extended workspace also lets you view two full websites at once or compare two documents side-by-side without tabbing back and forth.

The notebook is perfect for photo enthusiasts. With its optional Adobe® RGB color compatible LCD screen, it displays all colors in the RGB color space enabling you to view true on-screen reproductions of your digital photos— so they appear just as they would if they were printed. And since the panel displays in full 1080p, your images will “pop” with razor-sharp detail.

A built-in CompactFlash® slot simplifies the transferring of photos from your digital camera to your PC. And once the images are on your notebook, the pre-installed Adobe Photoshop® Lightroom® software provides one central portal to streamline the process of organizing, editing, archiving and printing photos.

It packs new Intel® Centrino® 2 technology, up to 1TB of storage, and comes pre-installed with your choice of Windows Vista® Home Premium, Vista Business or Vista Ultimate operating systems.

Select AW notebooks feature dual 64GB solid state drives (SSD) with RAID technology for faster boot-up times and application launches. Combined with a 500GB hard drive, the SSD model is equipped with maximum power and storage for handling all your high-definition content.

Available in titanium gray and a glossy piano black finish, the VAIO AW notebook standard model starts at about $1,600, while the premium version starts at around $2,000. It will be available online at They will also be sold at Sony Style® stores, military base exchanges, and select retailers around the country starting later this month.


One Response to Sony VAIO AW Review

  1. Andrzej says:

    I have asked Sony supportive team, which Sony Vaio AW is selling with LED back-light and nobody in Sony know that.

    Can somebody tell me which Sony Vaio AW is selling with LED back-light not a standard back-light?

    Thank you, Andrzej.

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