Sony Integrates USB 3.0 In Its New Flagship Vaio F Notebooks

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Sony has a new line of flagship Vaio notebooks, the F series. Announced [JP] today in Japan, one of the main selling points are the two USB 3.0 ports each of the VAIO F notebook comes with. There will be two models, the VPCF139FJ/BI and the VPCF138FJ/B, and both will hit Japanese stores on October 9.

The devices will feature two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, and HDMI interface, an SDXC card slot, a Memory Stick Duo slot, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0+HS, an Intel PM55 Express chip set, and a 0.3MP web cam.

The VPCF139FJ/BI has the following specs (price: $2,970):

  • Core i7-740QM (1.73GHz) CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 16.4-inch full HD LCD screen
  • 500GBHDD
  • GeForce GT 425M (1GB)
  • Blu-ray drive
  • 2 TV tuners
  • remote control
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit), Office Home and Business 2010, Adobe Lightroom 3, Photoshop Elements 8, Premiere Elements 8

The VPCF138FJ/B comes with the following specs (price: $2,140):

  • Core i5-460M (2.53GHz) CPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 16.4-inch full HD LCD screen
  • 500GBHDD
  • GeForce 310M (512MB)
  • Blu-ray drive
  • 2 TV tuners
  • remote control
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit), Office Home and Business 2010

Sony has yet to announce international distribution plans for the VAIO F series.

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