Sony Vaio FZ gets Blu-ray as standard

Hi-def drives may be flavour of the month now that Intel's new Centrino chips are here but Sony's going the whole hog with its new FZ series and fitti

Hi-def drives may be flavour of the month now that Intel's new Centrino chips are here but Sony's going the whole hog with its new FZ series and fitting Blu-ray in every model.To make TV hook-up easy it's slotted in an HDMI port for piping the 1080p goodness to a big screen, and also used its Bravia colour technology on the laptop's own 15.4in widescreen's backlight. Combined with Sony's X-Black LCD finery, we're expecting some stunning results from this portable media mogul.The drive's a burner, too, so editing HD footage is no problem, helped by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT graphics card, which should also keep up nicely with spinning a spot of Saw III (pictured).You've till this summer to decide which combo of up to 2GB of RAM, up to 200GB of hard disk and either a Centrino Duo T7100 or T7300 processor to go for. A portable hi-def world awaits.

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