Blu-Ray Finally Arrives
Sony has recently announced their first Blu-Ray compatible computer systems to hit the market. The new AR-Series of Sony Vaio laptops will be compatible with this new disc technology; for those of you who don't know about Blu-Ray discs, the next-generation disc format is designed to store high density data and high-definition video. The name "Blu-Ray" comes from the blue-violet laser it uses to read and write to the disc.
The format is going to be used on Sony's upcoming PS3 consoles (one of the supposed reasons for the console's insanely high price). But, back to the laptops: Sony isn't skimping on any of the system specs (Digital TV-ready, Intel Core Duo processors, GeForce Go 7600 video card, and a built in digital camera), and the price tag is reflecting this choice. Prices are starting at $1800 and running up to around $3500 (the higher price is for the Blu-Ray compatible units).
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