Sony announced the N Series notebook PCs on September 13, 2006. The N Series is your typical 15.4â€³ notebook PC but with a bit more attention given to the design. There are three colors available: black, white, and brown. Now, this isnâ€™t the first time brown has been added to the mix, supposedly Microsoftâ€™s new Zune MP3 player has black, white, and brown. Brown is fashionable to wear, but to toteâ€¦ weâ€™ll have to see.
The 15.4â€³ wide screen comes with Sonyâ€™s XBRITE-ECO LCD technology, is Windows Vista Premium ready (not Ultimate?), has WiFi 802.11 a/b/g, a DVD+/-R DL/DVD+/-RW/DVD-RAM compatible optical drive and DVgate Plus software. The unit is priced at a nice $999 and will be available in October 2006.
I like the price. I hope there will be screen resolution options to at least 1440 x 900 or preferably 1680 x 1050. The standard screen will most likely be 1280 x 800 resolution with glare. I personally donâ€™t like glare, but thatâ€™s just my taste. And for it to give us a decent Vista experience, I hope it has discreet graphics instead of an integrated one.