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Sony offers Blu-ray disk technology in two notebook PCs, the VAIO NS and CS

Sony today unveiled two notebook PCs with Blu-ray disk technology, the VAIO NS and CS models.

The VAIO NS notebook PC features an optional Blu-ray disk ROM drive that's designed to view high-definition digital video, Sony said. It also offers DVD and CD read/write capability.

The VAIO comes with a 15.4-inch widescreen display and Sony's Xbrite-Eco LCD technology. It runs on an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and comes in nightfall blue, silk white and granite silver. The NS notebook will start at about $650; the Blu-ray model will sell for about $1,000.

The VAIO CS notebook comes in four glossy colors: sangria (deep red), cosmopolitan (pink), dove (white) and black, as well as a matte black finish.

The CS is a bit smaller, with a 14.1-inch screen display and the same Xbrite-Eco LCD technology. A built-in audio/visual slide control lets users control with one touch the functions of play, pause, rewind, fast-forward, stop or eject.

Designed for one-the-go entertainment, the VAIO CS has a 12-tone music analyzer that translates music into colorful LED lights beneath the palm rest of the PC. An optional Intel Centrino 2 processor is also available.

The CS model will start at about $920 and the Blu-ray model will sell for about $1,070.

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