New Sony Notebook Is Ultra-Portable and Well Equipped

Diminutive VAIO TX Model Features Cutting-Edge Materials,

Communications and Enhanced Entertainment Capabilities

Sep 19, 2005, 01:00 ET from Sony Electronics Inc.

    SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony's newest feather-weight PC
 contender combines no-nonsense business functionality and a fashion-forward
 physique.  The VAIO(R) TX notebook packs wireless WAN connectivity,
 entertainment playback and a white LED display into a slick carbon fiber
 casing that weighs no more than three pounds.
     The carbon fiber chassis of the TX notebook line lends not only
 lightweight durability but head-turning elegance to this ultra-portable
 companion.  LED backlight technology and newly designed display circuitry
 gives it a razor thin profile.  At 2.8-pounds and less than 1-inch thin, this
 notebook will slide unobtrusively into your carry-on bag for comfortable
 computing whether you fly first class or coach.
     Integrated WWAN (in most models) ensures you stay connected wherever you
 go.  With access to the Cingular Wireless national EDGE network, you can
 extend your wireless coverage beyond LAN access and hotspots and get online
 almost anywhere there is cellular coverage.  Sony's SmartWi(R) technology
 seamlessly toggles between WAN, LAN and Bluetooth technologies, making it easy
 and efficient to connect wirelessly.
     "Sony pioneered the exploration of ultra-light materials such as magnesium
 and carbon for PC casings and ultra-slim components, as well forward-thinking
 technology such as integrated wireless WAN to create notebooks that are a joy
 to carry and add value to your life," said Mike Abary, vice president of VAIO
 product marketing for Sony Electronics in the U.S.
     Stamina for Work and Play
     Unparalleled battery life -- 4 to 7.5 hours with a standard battery --
 will ensure you have enough power for a full day's work and perhaps some play.
 An advanced DVD+R double layer/DVD+RW drive and Sony's Instant Mode allow you
 to watch movies, listen to music or view photos with the touch of a button,
 without having to boot the machine.  The 11.1-inch WXGA widescreen display
 with XBRITE(TM) LCD technology delivers brilliant colors for stunning
 multimedia playback, while Dolby Headphone and Virtual Speaker technologies
 provide surround sound when you're wearing headphones.
     The TX series also comes with a full complement of Sony multimedia
 applications, including SonicStage(TM) Mastering Studio software for managing
 music in a variety of formats and Click to DVD(TM) software for easy one-click
 DVD mastering.  To make data sharing and transfer a breeze, the notebook also
 comes standard with a multitude of connector interfaces, including both an
 i.LINK (IEEE 1394) and USB 2.0 port as well as Memory Stick PRO(TM) and
 Secure Digital(TM) media slots.
     Sony VAIO TX notebooks will be widely available this month in charcoal
 without WWAN starting at about $2,250 and next month with WWAN for about
 $2,300.  Exclusive colors platinum and slate blue can be purchased online at or at SonyStyle(R) stores in select fashion malls around the
     More information about Cingular data service plans for VAIO computers is
 available at
      Contact:  Valerie Motis
                Sony Electronics Inc.
                (858) 942-8016
                Alex Laurelli
                (415) 249-6760

SOURCE Sony Electronics Inc.