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Sony VAIO type A: 18.4-inch Laptop

Sony is rolling out its biggest laptop yet. The company shared details on the VAIO type A, an 18.4-inch laptop targeting graphics pros. The VAIO type A will trump the current 17-inch VAIO AR as the largest VAIO in the land. It’s scheduled to be released in Japan at the end of the month; no word yet on if and when it’ll come to the U.S.

Now, on to the specs. The Sony VAIO type A features a full HD (1920×1080), LED backlit display. It’s powered by a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a GeForce 9600M GT graphics card. Dual 250GB hard drives, Blu-ray burner, and eSATA port take care of your storage options. It weighs 8.6 pounds, which is only a hair more than what the current VAIO AR weighs and less than the only other 18.4-inch laptop we’ve seen, the Acer Aspire 8920.

The VAIO type A also supplies an HDMI out, along with FireWire, three USB ports, and a high-speed UDMA-enabled CompactFlash slot. Battery life reportedly clocks in at 2 hours, though an optional second unit will give you another 3 hours of shoulder-busting travel time. Pricing estimates peg it at roughly the $3,000 mark, though it appears as though some of the price might go towards pre-loaded Adobe software that its intended audience already owns.

Source:→ C|Net News

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