Sony N Series: 15.4″ Wide Notebook PCs

Sony announced the N Series notebook PCs on September 13, 2006. The N Series is your typical 15.4″ notebook PC but with a bit more attention given to the design. There are three colors available: black, white, and brown. Now, this isn’t the first time brown has been added to the mix, supposedly Microsoft’s new Zune MP3 player has black, white, and brown. Brown is fashionable to wear, but to tote… we’ll have to see.

The 15.4″ wide screen comes with Sony’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 don’t like glare, but that’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.

Source: Sony

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