Sony has announced its Autumn 2006 line of notebooks, which includes a model with a 17-inch, high-definition screen and a Blu-ray drive.

The Vaio AR20 series has a 17-inch screen with a resolution of 1,920-x-1,200 and an X-black coating for higher contrast output. The laptop features an Intel Core 2 Duo T7200 processor - which runs at 2GHz - and 2GB of RAM.

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The Blu-ray drive allows high-definition movies to be played back, as well as access to large-capacity data discs. An HDMI connection allows connection to HDTVs, for watching movies and previewing video when editing.
Sony has also debuted the FE30 series, which features a 15.4-inch widescreen display with dual lamp technology to increase brightness and contrast. It offers a choice of Core 2 Duo and a large 200GB hard drive.
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