Bright And Beautiful: Sony’s Full-Sized Notebooks Get A Facelift For Spring


VAIO K Series PCs Feature New Silver Styling, XBRITE Display Technology and DVD Burners for Under $2,000.

If you are looking to trade in your desktop computer for a full-sized notebook, you might want to slip into something silver this spring. Sony’s just announced VAIO® K series notebooks are practical, portable and eye-catching.

All models in the K series, including the PCG-K13, PCG-K15 and PCG-K17 notebooks, feature Sony’s exclusive XBRITE™ display technology for sharp contrast, crisp graphics and breathtaking color resolution during video playback. Integrated wireless connectivity with IEEE 802.11b/g networks also comes standard across the board. On the higher end, the K15 and K17 models also incorporate dual-format DVD (+/- RW) burning drives and Sony’s Click to DVD™ software, so you can easily take digital camcorder footage from tape to DVD in as little as one mouse click. The portable multimedia notebooks are wrapped in a slick silver casing and are expected to sell for less than $2,000.

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PCG-K Series showing drive

Multimedia and Muscle

The entire line of K series notebooks is powered by the latest Intel® Pentium® 4 processors and sports a suite of Sony multimedia software for creating, managing and sharing music, photos and video. Applications include SonicStage® software for managing digital music files and DVgate Plus™ software with precision editing features for easy-to-use, high quality video editing.

Each also has VAIO Media™ software, Sony’s simple interface for sharing digital content among PCs and other AV devices on a home network.

Roomy hard drives ranging from 40 to 80GB also distinguish this line. All come equipped with a variety of ports, including USB 2.0, Memory Stick PRO™ media slots and i.LINK® (IEEE 1394) interfaces for connectivity with a wide spectrum of compatible digital devices.

The K series of VAIO notebooks will be available next month at retail outlets nationwide. They also can be purchased online at in a variety of configurations. Prices start at about $1,400 for the K13 model and go up to about $1,900 for the K17.


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