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Sony's wall-mountable VAIO series panel PC notebook


November 1, 2007

Sony VGC-LM18G

Sony VGC-LM18G

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November 2, 2007 Aiming to merge the PC with a home entertainment center, Sony has added to their VAIO notebook lineup with the release of the LM series notebooks. The LM series features an eye-catching panel PC design reminiscent of Sony’s BRAVIA LCD TV’s with its’ 19 inch screen framed by a transparent bezel to blend into the surrounding environment. For ultimate integration, the VAIO LM series can be wall-mounted and features wireless keyboard, mouse and remote control.

Aimed at those who want the functionality of a PC in their living area, the VAIO LM series is designed as an entertainment hub that doubles as a TV, with inbuilt TV tuner, high quality speakers (including a subwoofer) and a 1.3MP camera that can be used for video conference calls.

The VGC-LM18G features an Intel Core2 Duo Processor T7250 (2.00GHz), 2GB DDR2 SDRAM, 250GB HDD, Windows Vista Home Premium, 19.0" Clear Bright High Colour LCD with four lamp illumination operating at 1440 x 900 WXGA+ resolution, VHF/UHF Connector, Wireless Keyboard, Optical Mouse, Remote Commander and AC Adaptor while the VGC-LM70DB model ups the HDD to 500GB and includes a digital broadcast tuner.

Coinciding with launch of the LM series Sony has also added new models to its VAIO NR and VAIO CR series. The VGN-NR17G features an Intel Core2 Duo processor T5450 (1.66GHz), 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, 120 GB HDD, Windows Vista Home Premium 15.4-inch LCD screen, full-pitched keyboard and has new AV Mode buttons for quick access to entertainment programs and original VAIO software such as VAIO Movie Story and VAIO Music Box.

Joining the VAIO CR series, the VGN-CR25G runs on an Intel Core2 Duo Processor T7250 (2.00GHz) with 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, 160GB HDD, Windows Vista Home Premium, ATI Mobility Radeon X2300 (Max 319MB), 14.1” Clear Bright LCD Lite Display and a 1.3MP Motion Eye Camera. Aimed at the hip and fashionable the VAIO CR series will be available in blue, pink, red, black, white and new premium gold.

"The LM series carries the hallmarks of the innovation and style Sony is known for. The VAIO NR series is a functional and easy to use home notebook, and the Premium Gold notebook is sure to lead the next fashion trend!" said Hiro Ishikawa, Senior Product Manager for VAIO at Sony Australia.

The new range will be available from mid-November. For further info visit Sony.

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