Sony VGN-AR890U VAIO Notebook PC

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Sony VGN-AR890U VAIO Notebook PC

Are you ready for serious entertainment and creativity without limits? The VAIO® AR890 notebook is a multimedia powerhouse with DVR capabilities and a 17" WUXGA widescreen display with XBRITE-HiColor™ LCD technology for impressive on-screen visuals. Featuring an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9300 processor, a 500GB hard drive and 4GB memory, this AR notebook is one formidable machine. Watch and record in stunning Blu-ray Disc™ format and even view, record and manage cable TV content. This beautifully designed notebook also lets you watch and record TV, including HD and subscription-based premium channels. And enjoy the convenience of the Windows Vista® Ultimate operating system and its robust performance and entertainment features that perfectly complement what the powerful AR series can do.

Extreme PC Performance

The VAIO® AR notebook is powered by Intel's incredible new hafnium-based processor technology. Faster and more efficient than ever, the next-generation Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9300 processor (2.50GHz), with 6MB of L2 cache and an amazing 4GB of pre-installed system memory, turns up the speed on multi-tasking while curbing energy consumption. The VAIO® AR notebook comes pre-installed with Genuine Microsoft® Windows Vista® Ultimate with Service Pack 1. Tackle virtually any graphics requirement with a NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT GPU graphics card with 512MB of dedicated video RAM. Offering a massive boost in wireless connection speed and range, work and play quicker almost anywhere within your office or home using next-generation 802.11n integrated wireless LAN technology3.

Stunning HD Entertainment

Watch all of your favorite Blu-ray Disc™ movies in stunning HD on the 17" widescreen display using XBRITE-HiColor™ technology so you can see deeper blacks, brighter whites, true-to-life color and razor sharp detail from almost any angle. With integrated Blu-ray Disc™ technology and optical drive, you can archive or record 25-50GB of home movies, music and digital photos to a single Blu-ray Disc™ media (sold separately). A supplied external ATI TV Wonder™ Digital Cable Tuner lets you enjoy incredibly crisp, live and recorded analog, digital and cable TV, including premium HD channels to which you subscribe to, on the 17" widescreen display. Record your favorite HDTV programming and store your cherished family photos on the spacious 500GB hard disk drive with RAID techology.

Endless Features

An HDMI™ output delivers video and audio to external sources via a single cable so you can enjoy HD entertainment on your compatible big screen TV without a myriad of extra cables(HDMI™ cable sold separately). Stay connected to colleagues, friends and family at the office or on-the-go with real-time video conferencing using the integrated MOTION EYE® camera and microphone. Extend the reach of your AR notebook with A2DP Bluetooth® technology that is ideal for advanced wireless communication and streaming uncompromised CD-quality stereo music to Bluetooth® speakers or headphones. Whether it's for YouTube™, a company project or for sharing with family and friends, editing digital video captured by your Sony® Handycam® is quick and easy with VAIO® Movie Story software. You choose the supplied template and professional-looking cutaways, cross-fades and soundtrack syncing are automatically done for you.