October 07, 2009 19:00 ET

Express Yourself in Living Colour: Fun, Easy-to-Use, Feature-Packed VAIO CW Series

LONDON--(Marketwire - October 7, 2009) -

-- VAIO CW Series: stylish multimedia notebook computer

-- Slim, chic design in choice of high-gloss fashion colours

-- Clear, bright 16:9 widescreen 14" LCD with LED backlight

-- One-button access to web, Media Gallery and display off

-- HDMI output for enjoying movies on HD TV

Chic looks and powerful, easy-to-use features come together beautifully in the colourful new VAIO CW Series of personal multimedia notebook PCs from Sony.

A perfect match for your individual lifestyle, the compact VAIO CW Series lets you express yourself in five fashion colours: blue, red, pink, white and gloss black. Open up the slim, high-gloss case: inside is a calm, muted interior, accented by a colour-graduated palm rest.

Typing is a pleasure on the responsive, perfectly-pitched keyboard, even if you've got long fingernails. It's easier than ever to explore documents, media files and web pages with intuitive flick, scroll and pinch gestures on the multi-finger touchpad.

Enjoy a bright, detail-packed view of HD movies, video clips, games, photos, web pages and more on the 14" widescreen X-black LCD with LED backlight. True 16:9 screen proportions ensure that movies and video clips fill the screen perfectly, without black bars at the top and bottom of the picture.

Don't be fooled by the funky, colourful looks of the VAIO CW Series. It's a multimedia heavyweight, with powerful on-board NVIDIA GeForce graphics to handle HD video editing, 3D games and other demanding applications with ease. Speedy, power-efficient new DDR3 memory strengthens performance even further while extending battery life. And with Genuine Windows 7 installed, you'll have fun staying even more productive.

Packed with useful, innovative features, VAIO CW Series is all about getting more out of your digital life with more fun and less fuss.

An HDMI output connects VAIO to any BRAVIA™ for enjoying big-screen movies on your HDTV. There's also a web cam for crisp, clear video chatting with friends and family.

Three conveniently-placed buttons just above the keyboard give one-touch access to useful functions, saving you time and hassle whether you're working or relaxing.

Need to check your favourite web site but don't want to hang around? Touch a button to power up to start surfing in seconds without waiting for the notebook computer's operating system to boot up.

Touch another button and the LCD display is turned off, reducing power drain while you're listening to music or watching movies on your connected HD TV.

A third button, the "VAIO" button, launches Media Gallery, letting you browse and enjoy your digital photos, videos and music tracks. Media Gallery effortless organises your personal media collection by date or events, making it easy to track down that picture or clip from a wedding, party or special occasion. It even learns what you like, suggesting other files and links to related content on the web based on your browsing history and preferences.

A choice of chic colour-coordinated accessories includes a high-fashion carry case with handles -- the perfect match for your VAIO when you're out and about.

The colourful VAIO CW Series notebook computer is available from the 22nd of October 2009.

Model          VAIO VPCCW1S1E
Processor      Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor P7450 2.13 GHz
OS             Genuine Windows« 7 Home Premium  (64bit)
Memory         4GB (2x2GB)
HDD            320GB
Screen         14" X-black LCD WXGA 16:9 (1366X768)
Graphics       NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 230M GPU with 512MB dedicated memory
Optical drive  DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM
Weight & Size  2.4kg (with battery and supplied drive);
               233.1 x 27.5-38.5 x 341.3 mm (D x H x W)
Others         WLAN 802.11b/g/Draft n; Bluetooth; Motion Eye digital camera

Environmental Info

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About Sony:

Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and high-definition (HD) professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM® HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League until 2012, Official FIFA Partner until 2014 and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010 and 2014, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.

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