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Biggest Vaio yet: Sony unveils 18.4-inch Vaio type A

Sony announces the Vaio type A laptop, scheduled to be released in Japan in late September.


Sony is rolling out its biggest laptop yet. Tuesday, the company shared details on the Vaio type A, an 18.4-inch laptop targeting graphics pros. The Vaio type A will trump the current 17-inch Vaio AR as the largest Vaio in the land. It's scheduled to be released in Japan at the end of the month; no word yet on if and when it'll come to the U.S.

Now, on to the specs. The Sony Vaio type A features a full HD (1920x1080), LED backlit display. It's powered by a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 CPU, 4GB of RAM, and a GeForce 9600M GT graphics card. Dual 250GB hard drives, Blu-ray burner, and eSATA port take care of your storage options. It weighs 8.6 pounds, which is only a hair more than what the current Vaio AR weighs and less than the only other 18.4-inch laptop we've seen, the Acer Aspire 8920.

The Vaio type A also supplies an HDMI out, along with FireWire, three USB ports, and a high-speed UDMA-enabled CompactFlash slot.

Battery life reportedly clocks in at two hours, though an optional second unit will give you another three hours of shoulder-busting travel time.

Pricing estimates peg it at roughly $3,000, though it appears as though some of the price might go toward preloaded Adobe software that the intended audience already owns.

(Source | Via)