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Sony Electronics has introduced its Vaio NR series, a line of entry-level notebook PCs with suggested retails starting at about $750. According to the company, this is the lowest-priced laptop it has ever introduced.
This news follows the company's introduction last week of a limited-edition series of Vaio notebooks with covers designed by artist Maya Hayuk.
The NR series models feature 15.4-inch widescreen LCD displays and come pre-installed with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium. All models are also equipped with built-in 802.11 a/b/g wireless capability, and select models feature an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
Other features include:
preloaded LocationFree software that allows users to access one's personal video recorder or DVD player and vie such content on the notebook via the Web;
a built-in DVD and CD burner and included Click to DVD software;
four USB ports and ExpressCard, SD card and Memory Stick Pro slots; and
a suite of software applications for importing, viewing and cataloging digital images.
The series is available in three colors: "wenge," defined in a release as "a rich brown with copper accents;" "silk," defined by Sony as "a bright white with a matte finish;" and "granite … a silver hue with natural tones."
The VAIO NR series will be available next month online at www.sony.com/pr/nr, in Sony Style stores and via other select retailers.
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