Wednesday, September 24th 2008

Sony Unveils World's Lightest Blu-Ray Disc Notebook

Yesterday Sony took the wraps off the world’s lightest computer with Blu-ray Disc technology — the VAIO TT Series notebook. Available in two models VAIO TT160 and VAIO TT198, both laptops come housed in a lightweight carbon-fiber chassis, weight just 2.87 pounds and are less than 1-inch thin, but have different hardware installed. The TT160 series comes with a 1.2GHz U9200 Intel Centrino 2 processor (3MB L2 cache), 3GB PC3-6400 memory and 160GB 5400rpm SATA hard drive, while the TT198 features a 1.4GHz U9300 CPU (3MB L2 cache), 4GB PC3-6400 memory and 2x128GB SATA solid state drives in RAID. Sony offers both models with a 11.1-inch XBRITE-DuraView widescreen LCD that also has LED backlight. This screen boasts 16:9 HD 1366x768 wide resolution. Future owners who want to pay a premium price can also purchase a Blu-Ray writer drive. The TT models start at $2,000. The BD version will go for about $2,700, while the SSD model (128GB) for around $2,750. Available colors include premium carbon black, silk black, champagne gold and crimson red. Retailers will start selling the TT series starting this fall. Click here for any additional information.

Source: Sony
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8 Comments on Sony Unveils World's Lightest Blu-Ray Disc Notebook

#1
NeoCrisis
Finally i can watch my blu ray movies on a 11in screen WHOO HOO :banghead:
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#2
lemonadesoda
^^?? Eh?

Even on an 11.1" screen BR will look better, plus, compatible with your new movie library, plus see that HDMI port!

The laptop looks very stylish. Specs look good. I'm interested.

PS. Sony, thanks for the fireware port +1, but no thanks to magic gate. I wonder how many of your customers use that? Save a $ or two, and make the laptop sleeker, by ditching that silly useless port on EU model.
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#3
jbunch07
I need a new laptop, and rather like the style of these. But I would prefer a bigger screen.
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#4
Baum
BD on such a weak system? LULZ
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#5
lemonadesoda
by: SONY
http://news.sel.sony.com/documents/consumer/computer_peripheral/notebooks/VGN-TT198UB_spec_sheet_DRAFT.pdf

Can play Blu-ray Disc movies in full HD 1080p resolution when connected to a compatible HDTV through the onboard HDMI™ output connector. These units can also record, store and play back personal content on high-capacity BD media.

Graphics Processor: Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator
4500MHD with Intel® Clear Video Technology
Total Available Graphics Memory: 1300MB (max.)
Chipset: Mobile Intel® GS45 Express Chipset
The Blu-ray drive is a READ/WRITE. Nice. Pretty impressive for an ultra-laptop to be able to output full screen HD 1080p on HDMI. Name one other ultraportable that can do that.
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#6
Wile E
Power User
by: Baum
BD on such a weak system? LULZ
They claim it does full 1080p when connected to a compatible monitor. That's all that it needs to do.
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#7
Ravenas
by: Wile E
They claim it does full 1080p when connected to a compatible monitor. That's all that it needs to do.
Or connected to a 40" LCD 1080p HDTV?! ;)
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#8
Wile E
Power User
by: Ravenas
Or connected to a 40" LCD 1080p HDTV?! ;)
Which is a monitor. ;)
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