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Sony Launches Laptop Hot Spots

6/18/2010 01:08:45 PM Eastern
San Diego - Sony today introduced new Y- and Z-series Vaio laptops, each of which can create a local wireless hot spot.

Sony Y
Both series now include Sony Share My Connection technology that can give web access to up to five additional computers, said Brian Nolin, Sony's product manager.

The high-end Z series, $1,950 suggested retail, has a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 520M processor with Intel TurboBoost technology, up to 6GB of memory, a 13.1-inch display, a 256GB solid-state drive, and Nvidia GeForce GT330M graphics with 1GB of video RAM.

Other features include fingerprint-scanner security, noise-canceling headphones, the Vaio Care assist software and a backlit keyboard.

The Y series, $770, has a 13.3-inch display, a 1.2GHz processor, 4GB of memory, Intel HD graphics, 500GB hard drive and Microsoft Office Starter 2010. This includes reduced functionality versions of Office and Excel.

 
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