Excerpt: In a world in which computer manufacturers seem to be moving at light speed toward smaller, humbler laptops (see: the netbook phenomenon), it’s nice to see at least one vendor throw caution to the wind and deliver a giant rig that is, in effect, a portable home theatre system. Sony’s top-of-the-line VAIO sports a mammoth, ultra-wide 18.4-inch display and all of the hardware and accessories necessary to turn it into a mobile entertainment powerhouse.
Pros: Gorgeous LED display; elegant design; Blu-ray burner and 1 TB of storage are great assets for HD enthusiasts
Cons: Poor battery performance; Not quite powerful enough to be a gaming machine; Ultra-wide profile mocks most laptop sacks
Summary: Electronic giant Sony has finally officially unveiled its multimedia powerhouse, the VAIO AW. With the VAIO AW Series, Sony aims to combine top of the line PC performance, cutting-edge high-definition technology and extreme portability into one sleek package. Sony has decided to put a lot of energy and horsepower into the VAIO AW’s display, which stands at a massive 18.4 inches and includes the XBRITE-FullHD LCD technology that delivers the single best images seen on any...