updated 04:55 pm EDT, Mon August 21, 2006
Sony FJ Graphic Edition
It was ten years ago that Sony began its current emphasis on computers as audio and video hubs through the VAIO (Video Audio Integrated Operation) line. The line hasn't met with uniformly positive success, but few would dispute that the VAIO name is inseparable from stylish media-oriented systems. To celebrate this achievement, the company recently began producing the Graphic Edition of its FJ-series laptops. One of five prints overlays the FJ's already colorful outer shell: examples include Blue Burst, Pink Feathers (pictured), and Orange Flowers. Specifications remain as they are for normal models, but in contrast to most special launches the Graphic Edition is shipping below standard pricing, at $1130 for a base unit. The new laptop is not yet available for order but is expected soon.