Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Incredibly, not only is there 1080 resolution in the display, but the Blu-Ray Disc drive can also burn and rewrite on the double layer discs which can hold massive amounts of information. Panasonic, which makes one of the drives for Sony, sells the discs that can hold nearly 50 Gigs of storage! At this rate, it may not be long until everyone has all of their personal digital content, including years and years of home movies, all kept on a single disc! The storage capacity technology is not slowing down at all. And now we have the capacity to record in Hi-Def with the Sony Camera, and then save those memories in many ways, including burning our own Hi-def Blu-Ray discs. Maxell also has a 50 Gig burner and discs, and coming soon is one by TDK that will hold 100 Gigabytes of beautiful digital information! This great new technological wonder by Sony has the dual core processor from Intel. You know, the one in their Centrino mobile technology line. This means it should be very efficient in its use of power, but with all notebooks for the foreseeable future, battery life is always rather disappointing. The HDMI output port and HDMI cable will allow anyone to connect their HDTV (High Definition Television) to their laptop and watch the new HD DVD movies being released. That is to say, the new Blu-ray HD movies, because the competing format of Toshiba‚Äôs HD DVD is not compatible with Sony‚Äôs. This will appeal to many technology aficionados since they could buy a first-rate laptop, a portable HD movie device, and a Blu-ray disc burner all in one. This new video unit, while being fairly hefty, is right in line with other 17-inch notebooks: it weighs around 8.4 pounds. The more High-Definition, the better, and this new device from Sony is making waves in the sea of new Blu-ray capable devices.