Sony has announced its entire VAIO notebook range will feature the new Windows 7 Operating System from its launch today. In addition, Sony is the first to offer the advanced 64bit edition of the operating system as standard on every model (except those using an Intel Atom processor).
The new range of Sony VAIO laptops sold in New Zealand from today - including netbooks to high-end notebooks designed for high definition video, audio and image editing - will feature the eagerly-anticipated operating system.
With over one billion existing Microsoft Windows users worldwide, Windows 7 has been designed to retain the familiar Windows interface while making everyday tasks faster and easier, delivering innovative new features and focusing on application and device compatibility.
The company says Sony VAIO notebooks are the ideal hardware partner for Microsoft’s most advanced operating system, with unique form factors which take advantage of Windows 7’s design for always-connected and mobile computer users.
Sony is leading the industry by incorporating 64bit operating systems into its range of notebook computers. Already an established technology in industrial computing, gaming and multimedia machines, 64bit software increasingly offers practical benefits for everyday computing, including faster performance and better multi-tasking.
In addition to more complex data processing capabilities, a 64bit operating system can address hundreds of Gigabytes of memory (RAM). A conventional 32bit operating system can address less than 4GB of RAM – a limit which is increasingly becoming restrictive; especially for multimedia creation.
To further enhance media creation in Windows 7 64bit edition, VAIO notebooks also come supplied with a range of Adobe and Sony software to intelligently manage photos, music and videos. Most Sony notebooks are supplied with the latest versions of Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements for advanced photo and video editing as well as Sony applications like VAIO Movie Story to create professional-looking productions with the simplicity of just a couple of mouse clicks.