Keith Combs' Blahg

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Wider is better.

Wider is better.

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I like Sony’s new tagline for the VAIO FW series laptop that just came out a week or so ago.  I read about the machine on the grid then accidentally stumbled into it at the laptop section of Fry’s here in Texas.  This is one sexy laptop and the screen is something you really need to see up close and personal.

Normally glossy laptop screens turn me off, but the screen on this machine is really nice. 16.4 inches nice and a great aspect ratio for watching movies.  Not surprisingly, a Blu-ray drive is an option for the machine. 

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This machine isn’t small and it certainly isn’t razor thin and light.  But is has very respectable dimensions.  And it all starts at $1059 USD at the Sonystyle.com buying site.  If you are considering a machine for a college bound son or daughter, this should be on your list to look at.  Nice, very nice. 

Shop wisely.  Maybe you’ll spot a deal on one at the retail stores.  Fry’s already has some in stock.  I would imagine they’ll be at other brick and mortar stores as well.  Then of course there’s the Internet.  Newegg.com has a nicely configured model at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834117792.  They also have some great pictures as well.

[UPDATE for 7/28]  See http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4519 for one review of this machine.  See http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/sony-vaio-vgn-fw140/4505-3121_7-33088924.html for another.

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  • Ah, I see '21' is playing on it, good movie =D

    Anyhow, I can't stand life without my 22" =)

    1680x1050 is the way to go.

  • Hmmmm. Wasn't that also the tag line of a certain component of recreational chemical use??  

    Anyway, a group of folks running Vaio FWs with 8GB RAM, 320 GB 7200 RPM drives (or maybe 128 GB SSDs?) all in a video conference using the neat built in webcams...  Brainstorming nirvana??