SOURCE: Sony Europe

Sony Europe

January 05, 2011 20:30 ET

New VAIO F Series Brings Your 3D World to Life

Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Notebook With One-Touch 3D Button

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - (CES BOOTH #14200)

  • 3D entertainment notebook with 3D Blu-ray Disc™
  • 16.0" (40.6cm) Full HD VAIO Display Premium brings entertainment to life in 3D
  • Switch instantly between 3D and 2D at the touch of a button
  • Convert your 2D movies and videos to 3D
  • Realistic surround sound with S-Force 3D and Inbox bass-reflex speakers
  • Fast data transfers with USB 3.0

Get ready for an amazing 3D HD entertainment experience with the new VAIO® F Series 3D laptop PC from Sony.

Slip on a pair of active shutter glasses -- the same as used with your BRAVIA® 3D TV. Then let new VAIO F Series immerse you in an exciting world of 3D movies, games, videos and panoramic photos.

The 16.0" (40.6cm) Full HD VAIO Display Premium brings entertainment to life with a brilliant 3D image that's optimised for comfortable, flicker-free viewing.

In contrast with passive polarised 3D screens, VAIO F Series uses advanced frame sequential panel technology and LED backlit control. This sophisticated technique ensures sharper, brighter images with a super-fast response time and wide viewing angle. Frame Sequential technology alternately displays Full HD (1920 x 1080) 3D images for left and right eyes at up to an extra-smooth 240fps frame refresh rate. From action movies to sports, games and more: you'll be rewarded a more relaxed 3D experience, even after extended viewing periods.

New VAIO F Series gives more ways to enjoy your favourite entertainment. Just press the 3D button and switch in an instant between 2D and 3D viewing. 'Native' supported 3D content includes movies on Blu-ray Disc™, games and videos. You can also enjoy 3D panoramic still images captured with Cyber-shot™ digital cameras and α DSLR digital cameras by Sony. In addition, 2D movies on Blu-ray Disc or DVD can be instantly up-converted to simulated 3D video at the touch of a button.

The power-packed Intel® Core™ i7 processor inside new VAIO F Series takes care of all your 2D and 3D multimedia entertainment needs with ease. It's matched with the latest high-performance NVIDIA® GeForce graphics with DX11 support for smooth, fluid Full HD video playback and gaming.

New VAIO F Series also delivers an extra dimension of audio entertainment. Enjoy music and movies in cinema-style surround sound through headphones with Dolby® Home Theater v3. S-Force 3D technology creates a virtual 5.1 channel surround sound effect from two Inbox bass-reflex speakers. The result is powerful, realistic sound that enhances 3D and 2D content with an engaging, all-round AV experience.

New VAIO F Series is beautifully easy to use, with conveniently-placed function buttons just above the keyboard for one-touch access to handy functions. The 'ASSIST' button launches VAIO Care software to troubleshoot problems and keep your VAIO operating in top condition. The dedicated VAIO button launches Media Gallery for effortless browsing through your collection of photos, video clips and music, while touch sensitive AV playback buttons simplify navigation through your AV library.

As well as an isolation keyboard for accurate typing, new VAIO F Series includes a full-size numeric keypad for quick data entry and graphics editing. It's complemented by an ergonomic touchpad with gesture support for a richer, more intuitive computing experience with Microsoft Windows® 7 and supported applications.

Two USB 3.0 ports support dramatically quicker data transfers than standard USB 2.0, while Bluetooth® 3.0 allows ultra-fast data connections with mobile devices.

The new VAIO F Series 3D notebook PC is available from end of February 2011.


Model
VPCF21Z1E/BI
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 processor
OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Memory 8GB DDR3 1333Mhz SDRAM
HDD 640GB Serial ATA 7200rpm
Screen 40.6cm (16.0") Full HD (1920 x 1080) 3D VAIO Display Premium  with LED back-lit control
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GT540M graphics with 1GB DDR3 VRAM and DirectX 11 support
Optical drive Blu-ray Disc™  Drive
Others WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth® 3.0; USB 3.0; HD web camera powered by Exmor™; S-Force 3D with Inbox bass-reflex speakers

Specifications and features vary by model. Please check VAIO laptops for more information.

eco

Environmental Info

Sony Europe is constantly rethinking and re-evaluating its products, processes and potential impact on the planet.

Product: Sony is committed to ensuring its products continue to use less energy -- we aim to reduce the average power consumption of our products by 30% by the end of FY2015*

Process: Our processes throughout the supply chain are as environmentally conscious as possible, from product creation to waste disposal -- we aim to reduce CO2 emissions from Sony Group sites by 30% by the end of FY2015**

Planet: Sony is determined that its practices as a business should be environmentally responsible -- our long term goal is to achieve a zero environmental footprint throughout the lifecycle of Sony's products and business activities

Please refer to www.sony.eu/eco for more information on Sony's environmental activities

* Compared to the level of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009
** Compared to the level of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001

Product images are available on www.sony-europe.com/presscenter (section Press Releases or Media Library)

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, "α" (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, 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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