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Old 28th April 2008, 9:29 PM   #1
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Default The Official Sony Vaio Owners Club

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Old 28th April 2008, 9:33 PM   #2
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I'll start with mine.

Sony VGN-S260 S series
Centrino 1.73ghz
2 x 512mb Microdimm
ATi Mobility 9200
13.3" Xbrite WS LCD

i'm thinking of upgrading my S to a SZ this year, but i'm a little biased towards the wedged design sony has thought up for the new SZ's. I also prefer the curves on my S series, big dilemma now as my laptop will be my only computing device when I move back.
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Old 28th April 2008, 9:33 PM   #3
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Will be getting a SZ hopefully sometime this year
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Old 29th April 2008, 9:35 AM   #4
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bumpage, there's got to be more than 3 sony vaio owners on ocau
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guess im happy #4

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does anyone know if sony are releasing any montevina platformed notebooks in the near future? i'm already trying to sell my current S vaio to get a SZ, but i don't wanna kick myself later if the montevina ones get released a week after i get my penryn based ones.
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10th anniversary press conference and new VAIO announcements in Berlin and NY on or around July 15
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does anyone know if sony are releasing any montevina platformed notebooks in the near future? i'm already trying to sell my current S vaio to get a SZ, but i don't wanna kick myself later if the montevina ones get released a week after i get my penryn based ones.
There is a new SZ series coming... you must wait for it!
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k thanks for the heads up guys, damn where do you get your sources from? work indsutry?
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k thanks for the heads up guys, damn where do you get your sources from? work indsutry?
I know someone who is part of it. Unfortunately, this person will not break the NDA
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I know someone who is part of it. Unfortunately, this person will not break the NDA
wait vaios are all designed in japan no?
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Old 26th June 2008, 7:49 PM   #13
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Details of the NEW SR and Z series leaked!!!

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Here's an overview of all the models coming out this august. Since all information was scattered around I thought it would be useful to keep track of it here. Prices in euros translate approx. 1:1 in US$.

Sony VAIO VGN-SR Series
A consumer notebook with 13,3" LED backlit 1280*800 screen, ATI Mobility Radeon HD3470 GPU with 128 MB VRAM. (There is indication that the SR will have a trendy design and will be available in many different colors)
European models:
VGN-SR11M / P8400 3GB 250GB 13.3¨ VHP 1250€ = 1250$
VGN-SR19XN / P8400 3GB 160GB 13.3¨ WVB 1350€
VGN-SR19VN / P8400 4GB 200GB 13.3¨ WVB 1550€ (200GB 7200rpm)
US models:
VGN-SR140ES
VGN-SR150FN
VGN-SR175N
VGN-SR190

Sony VAIO VGN-BZ Series
A 15,4" business notebook
European models:
VGN-BZ11MN C2D/T8400 2.26G 160GB 2GB 15.4" DVD+-RW VB VGNBZ11MN.NL3 986€
VGN-BZ11XN C2D/T8400-2.26G 200GB 3GB 15.4" DVD+-RW VB VGNBZ11XN.NL3 1152€
VGN-BZ11VN / P8600 4GB 200GB 15.4¨1270.65€
US models:
naming unknown yet, not sure it will be released in US.


Sony VAIO VGN-FW Series
The Vaio FW is a 16,4" multimedia notebook with Bluray option, replacing the FZ. GPU option: ATI HD3470 with 256mb and possibly other GPU's.
European models:
VGN-FW11E C2D/T8400-2.4G 250GB 3GB 16.4IN DVD±RW VHP € 1105
VGN-FW11L / P8400 2GB 250GB 16.4¨ VHP 1042.17€
VGN-FW11M C2D/T8400-2.4G 250GB 4GB 16.4IN BR DVD±RW VHP € 1295
VGN-FW11S C2D/T8400-2.4G 300GB 4GB 16.4IN BR VHP € 1593
VGN-FW11ZU C2D/T9400-2.53G €1710.
US models:
VAIO FW139EH P8400 2.26G 3GB 250GB DVDRW 16.4-XBRT WVHP GREY $1,135.97
VAIO FW139NW P8400 2.26G 3GB 250GB DVDRW 16.4-XBRT WVB SP1 WHITE $1,184.97
VGN-FW198U/H (2.53GHz PC Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 , 4GB RAM, 320GB Blu-Ray Disc)
VAIO VGN-FW160E/H (2.26GHz PC Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 , 4GB RAM, 250GB Blu-Ray Disc)
VAIO VGN-FW150E/W (2.26GHz PC Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 4GB RAM, 250GB )
VAIO VGN-FW145E/W (2.26GHz PC Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 3GB, RAM, 320GB)
VAIO VGN-FW140E/H (2.26GHz PC Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, 3GB RAM, 250GB)
VAIO VGN-FW190E
VAIO VGN-FW190N

Sony Vaio VGN-Z series
An ultraportable notebook with 13,1" LED screen in 16:9 aspect (probably 1366x768), Nvidia GPU with HDMI and Bluray option. From the pictures it can be seen it has a similar look as the current TZ series.
European models:
VGN-Z11MN / P8400 4GB 200GB 13.1" WVB 1766.39€
VGN-Z11WN / P8600 4GB 250GB 13.1" WVB 2276.71€
US models:
VGN-Z570AN
VGN-Z570FN
VGN-Z575FN

Sony Vaio VGN-TZ, CR, AR series
Update expected fall/winter.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this list.
If you have any updated information please post here and I will update this message.

Notes:
-the prices and specs seem to vary from website to website so take these as an indication.
-this post will be updated whenever new information is found.

Pictures from manuals, the first two on the left are SR, then two FW, last one on the right and one on the bottom is Z series. Manuals can be found on page 6 of this thread.
Here are some pics of the SR and SZ from manuals (there are more in the notebookreview forum, you can look that up yourself )

SR:
http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?i...onysr01fd2.jpg
http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?i...onysr02zs5.jpg

FW:
http://img246.imageshack.us/my.php?i...onyfw01uv1.jpg
http://img106.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sonyfw2xy0.jpg

Z:
http://img105.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sonyz01pv0.jpg
http://img246.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sonyz02wb2.jpg

dayum the Z series looks like the TZ but in 13.3"/13.1" with bluray! Dream laptop!
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Hi, There are actual photos of the SR Series on the following site. These were captured at an electronic store website, but has since been taken down, because it was not meant to be posted to begin with. Hope this helps in your curiosity, however there has been no photos of the Z series in circulation.

I think you may have to register to actually view images. Images are on the second posts of page 42 and throughout this thread. If you read and look through the entire thread, they show more photos and further discussion and information on the 2008 Sony Vaio Models: FW, SR, and Z Series.

http://forum.notebookreview.com/show...264339&page=42

You may have to register to view the images, once you go to the link, photos are on the 2nd post. The avatar on this post (picture below VaioCouture) depict the Sony Vaio SR Series.

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Wait for the Z series, it will be launched in the USA either July or August '08 and its to replace the SZ, which will be a 13.1 LED Screen and Blu-Ray.

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