Sony introduced the new VAIO FJ-series notebooks which should appeal to a wide audience. These models are equipped with a 14.1-inch widescreen Sony X-black LCD display with a Wide XGA 1280 x 768 resolution. They only weigh 2.2kg and are based on Intel's centrino platform with 802.11b/g Wi-Fi functionality. The FJ also has an integrated digital camera which can be used for video calling.
The FJ-series features Intel's Pentium M 740 (1.73GHz) and Intel's 915GM Express chipset. It has a 80GB SATA hard disk and is available with 512MB or 1GB of 400MHz DDR2 memory along with a double layer DVD±RW drive.
Recording and watching DVDs and a host of other everyday operations are made simple by the VAIO Zone interface. Unique to Sony, VAIO Zone provides a powerful but controlled way to explore the AV-IT potential of the FJ-Series, which can be ideal for the less technical user. For example, the Adobe Companion Pack for VAIO gives users power tools for managing, sharing and editing digital photos and videos, while Microsoft Works provides everything most people need for day-to-day work, including compatibility with Microsoft Office files.