Sony VAIO AR71 M / Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1GHz / 4GB / 300GB / 17'' / Blu-ray Laptop - £642.76 from

Sony VAIO AR71 M / Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1GHz / 4GB / 300GB / 17'' / Blu-ray Laptop - £642.76 from

Found 13th Jan 2009
Top spec laptop. Listed as £679.99. But RAC discount and quidco make it a super bargain.

The VAIO AR Series marks another industry milestone for VAIO in terms of both design and capabilities. With its high-resolution widescreen display, dual-core processor and integrated Blu-ray optical drive, the AR Series is more than just a powerful mobile computer.

Thanks to the innovative use of strong but lightweight materials in its construction and attention to ergonomics in its design, the AR Series is easy to use at home or at the office and light enough for working anywhere in-between. All of which means that whatever your demands, and however you choose to use it, the AR Series can open the doors to a host of new creative, commercial and recreational possibilities.
For the user on the move who wants desktop performance wherever their work may take them, the AR Series combines everything you would expect in a notebook with two items that you wouldn't - a High Definition optimised 17" ultra widescreen display, and the latest Intel dual-core processor.
It means that as well as offering wireless connectivity and portability, you also have the power, screen size and resolution to get the most from professional software.

A larger viewing area makes it easier to use floating palettes or open documents side-by-side, while the boost to performance also makes it simple to work with audio and video editing applications that require both high resolution displays and high speed processing. Plus as the screen benefits from Sony's next generation X-Black technology, definition is always sharper and brighter with almost no glare, so it is more comfortable to use for longer periods and less tiring on the eyes.

Processor: Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1 GHz
Memory: 4GB
HD Capacity: 300GB
Display: 17" WXGA+
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT GPU 256MB
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
Optical Drive: Blu-Ray BD-ROM/ DVD+-RW/+-R DL/RAM Drive
Main Specifications
Product Description: Sony VAIO AR71M - Core 2 Duo T8100 2.1 GHz - 17" TFT
Dimensions (WxDxH): 41.6 cm x 30 cm x 3.5 cm
Weight: 3.8 kg
Localisation: English / United Kingdom
Platform Technology: Intel Centrino
System Type: Notebook
Built-in Devices: Stereo speakers, wireless LAN aerial
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 / 2.1 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Cache Memory: 3 MB - L2 Cache
RAM: 4 GB (installed) / 4 GB (max) - DDR II SDRAM - 667 MHz ( 2 x 2 GB )
Card Reader: Yes
Hard Drive: 300 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 4200 rpm
Optical Storage: DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM / BD-ROM - integrated
Display: 17" TFT 1440 x 900 ( WXGA+ ) - X-black
Graphics Controller: NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GT - 256 MB
Audio Output: Sound card
Telecom: Fax / modem - 56 Kbps
Networking: Network adapter - Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Notebook Camera: Integrated - 1.3 Megapixel
Input Device: Keyboard, touchpad
Battery: Lithium Ion
Run Time (Up To): 1.5 hour(s)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


Hardly a top spec laptop..

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It's similar to this one but ]http//ww…0-/ but a lot cheaper. considering it's Vaio, which carries the premium price.
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