Sony VAIO BX40 notebook unveiled

Posted on Friday, May 25 2007 @ 09:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sony unveiled its new VAIO BX40-series notebooks which are based on the latest Centrino platform.

“The BX40-Series is built for business,” says Jun Koyama, Marketing Director for VAIO of Europe (VOE). “It offers customers key advantages in terms of peace of mind over data security, plus both working comfort and real flexibility thanks to the multi-function drive bay. In addition, the range is supported by key accessories including a sophisticated docking station for one-shot connection to all your office peripherals.”

Performance is a given, with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor (model VGN-BX41VN) backed by a full 2GB of RAM. This reflects the concerns of existing BX-Series owners, almost half of whom rated CPU performance and the amount of RAM as very important factors. Over a third regarded graphics power as a key factor, so the flagship VGN-BX41VN lets you tap the power of an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 2300 GPU.

Active data security is provided by a fingerprint recognition system working together with Trusted Platform Module (TPM) hardware-level protection. Even the danger of accidental data loss is reduced by VAIO G-Sensor HDD Shock Protection, which detects abrupt motion and automatically parks the drive heads, preventing a ‘head crash’ if the notebook is struck or dropped.

Understandably, a significant 56 per cent of existing BX-Series users consider screen quality to be vital, so the BX40-Series offers both physical size and superior ergonomics. The combination of 1280 x 800 resolution on a 15.4-inch widescreen display provides a roomy Windows Desktop giving you plenty of space to work and providing a panoramic view of documents and spreadsheets. Sony X-black LCD enhancement boosts contrast and enhances colour reproduction.

When required, the integrated 1.3 megapixel Motion Eye webcam gives you the wherewithal for video calls and conferencing. Whatever you are doing online, complete wireless convenience is assured by Intel Centrino wireless LAN technology.

The BX40-Series is designed to adapt to the requirements of its owner. The special multi-function drive bay gives you the option of exchanging the DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM optical drive with a secondary hard disk – ideal for backups, large projects, data sharing or when exceptional levels of security are necessary.

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