Sony F TV and SZ Duo Core Laptops Announced

Sony has announced the Japanese release of 2 new laptop PC’s based on the Intel Duo Core processor.

First up is the new ultra portable SZ series notebook, an attractive looking notebook that follows Sony’s tradition of stylish design and portability. Using the latest mobile technology from Intel.

The SZ series will come with CPUs ranging from 1.66GHz to 2.16GHz, a 13.3 inch WXGA screen and a choice of the 945GM Express or GeForce Go 7400 graphics solution.

Other important specs include an available integrated EDGE radio, biometric fingerprint sensor, G-Sensor shock protection, and built in mic and camera for video-conferencing.

Aimed at the home entertainment/multimedia market, The F TV series slant more toward TV use, thus the generous 15.4 inch screens. Minimum specs are set at a 1.66GHz CPU, 160GB HDD, a dual-layer DVD burner, a MPEG card and a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800.

The F TV series runs on Windows XP Pro (and not, noticeably, Windows Media Centre).

According to Sony Japan’s website, the laptops will be available in a range of configurations and made available in Japan over the next few weeks. There’s no news of a UK release yet.