Anonymous (not verified) - October 26th, 2000
SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 25, 2000 via NewsEdge Corporation - Sony's two most powerful notebook PC lines -- the all-in-one F series and the robust XG series, a favorite among digital video editing enthusiasts -- are among the first to offer super-fast Intel(R) 850 MHz(1) Pentium(R) III processors with SpeedStep(TM) technology(2). The PCG-F690 and PCG-XG39 are the first VAIO(R) notebooks to feature this processor.
"The F690 and the XG39 outperform many desktop PCs on the market," said Mark Hanson, Sony Electronics' vice president and general manager of VAIO PC products. "With the new Pentium III 850, these new notebooks offer users lightning-fast execution and the ultimate in performance whether in the office or on the road."
Both the VAIO F690 and XG39 models come standard with a 30 GB hard drive(3), 128 MB SDRAM (expandable to 256 MB maximum) and integrated 8X maximum DVD-ROM drive with fully integrated movie playback capabilities. Both systems offer either Windows(R) Millennium Edition or Windows(R) 2000 Professional operating system.
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Designed for executives with a penchant for multimedia features and large, crisp displays, the PCG-F690 is loaded with a healthy complement of business and digital video editing software.
Included in the mix are Sony's MovieShaker(TM), a simple application for producing digital home movies, and Sony's PictureGear(TM) software, designed to help manage such digital content as panoramic photography. The PCG-F690 also includes Sony's DVgate(TM) software, yet another tool to challenge a user's creativity. DVgate software helps capture full motion digital video and still photography for impressive multimedia presentations -- or video emails. The PCG-F690 is powered by a high-capacity lithium-ion battery with dual battery capability. It is 2.1 inches thin and weighs 7.1 pounds.