New Sony VAIO BX Series Notebooks Available October (pics, specs)

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The Sony VAIO BX Series will be available from Sony in October.  The series includes a 14.1″ SXGA notebook (BX540B), 15.4″ WXGA notebook (BX560B) and 17″ WUXGA notebook (BX570B).  All have XBRITE screens and come equipped with a Pentium M, built-in Wi-Fi & Bluetooth and the option of an ATI X700 graphics processor.  A docking station will be offered that works with all three sizes of the BX series notebook.  Availability starts October 2005.

Sony VAIO BX laptop

This is an interesting move by Sony, usually manufacturers create a series and use the same screen size across that series.  But in this case, Sony is offering a wide range of screen sizes for one series and then offering accessories that work across this series.  So theoretically you could buy a desktop relacement 17″ screen BX notebook and then have a portable 14″ BX notebook and use all the same accessories and docking station for both notebooks. 

The VAIO BX docking station works for all 3-sizes

VAIO BX540B

The VAIO BX540 Series notebook is designed to be highly-mobile and to meet even the most rigorous performance requirements. The thin and lightweight 14″ form factor and magnesium die-cast body make this model the ultimate in mobility without compromising on key functionalities, delivering the flexibility, intelligence, stamina and built-in security your business demands.

  • 14″ XGA or 14″ SXGA+ with XBRITE-ECO Technology
  • Intel Pentium M Processor (2MB L2 Cache / 533MHz FSB)
  • Up to 120GB Serial ATA [5400rpm] HDD
  • Multi Function Bay with optional HDD or optical bay units
  • Built-in biometric fingerprint sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth & 802.11b/g WLAN
  • Built-in Trusted Platform Module (TPM) TCG Ver. 1.1b
  • Optional MOTION EYE built-in Camera

VAIO BX560B

VAIO BX560 Series notebook is designed to be the basic VAIO Professional notebook with affordable price points. The 15.4″ with XBRITE-ECO Technology LCD display, swappable peripherals, leading-edge security components, and powerful communication options make the BX560 notebook an intelligent choice when you are seeking to better manage resources, equip employees and maximize value.

  • 15.4″ WXGA LCD with XBRITE-ECO Technology
  • Intel Pentium M Processor (2MB L2 Cache / 533MHz FSB)
  • Up to 120GB Serial ATA [5400rpm] HDD
  • Multi Function Bay with optional HDD or optical bay units
  • Built-in biometric fingerprint sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth & 802.11b/g WLAN
  • Built-in Trusted Platform Module (TPM) TCG Ver. 1.1b
  • Optional MOTION EYE built-in Camera

VAIO BX570

VAIO BX570 Series notebook is designed to unite performance of a desktop PC power and functionality with portability and convenience of a notebook. This 17″ notebook is a fully loaded business productivity tool and yet portable. Power and performance to rival a desktop computer comes in the convenient packaging and sleek design of the Sony BX570 notebook.

  • Optional 17″ WUXGA (1920 x 1200) or 17″ WXGA+
  • (1440 x 900) LCD with XBRITE Technology
  • Intel Pentium M Processor (2MB L2 Cache / 533MHz FSB)
  • Up to 240GB (120GB x 2) Serial ATA [5400rpm] HDD
  • Multi Function Bay with optional HDD or optical bay units
  • Built-in biometric fingerprint sensor
  • Built-in Bluetooth & 802.11b/g WLAN
  • Built-in Trusted Platform Module (TPM) TCG Ver. 1.1b
  • Built-in MOTION EYE built-in Camera

VAIO BX Specs PDF with Ports layout: http://www.sonystyle.com/intershoproot/eCS/Store/en/imagesOnline/bxSeries/BXSeries%20ports.pdf

SonyStyle VAIO BX Website:

http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/BB_BrowseCatalog-Start?CategoryName=hid_bx_microsite

BX Multi-Function Bay:

Several bay units are available, which can be inserted or removed on the fly into the multi-function bay on the notebook. These units offer the extra functionality needed for any specific situation, such as providing an optical drive to help burn DVDs, but can be removed to save weight and power when not needed.

Optional bay unit accessories.

  • DVD RW Double Layer Bay Unit1
  • CD-RW/DVD-ROM Drive Bay Unit2
  • 80GB HDD Bay Unit (5400rpm SATA)3
  • HDD Adapter Bay Unit  
     
      

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