updated 01:45 pm EDT, Fri October 20, 2006
Sony 007 Edition Laptop
Having already announced James Bond Edition K790 and K800 phones in conjunction with the upcoming movie Casino Royale, Sony has seen fit to announce a special version of its TX-series ultraportable. The 007 Edition VAIO TX provides multiple useful accessories that tie into the theme of espionage. While the 11.1-inch laptop itself is largely unchanged with a 1.2GHz low-voltage Core Solo, 1GB of RAM, and an 80GB hard drive, a privacy screen attachment prevents others from reading the display from a distance or off-angle. Appropriately, the custom edition ships with a black, 7.2-megapixel CyberShot DSC-T50B camera embossed with the 007 logo. The most unique element of Sony's bundle is a 007-themed attaché case with inserts to hold the camera, portable, and their accessories. Expectedly costly for this combination of devices, the collection is available through Sony Canada for $4299 CDN ($3821 US); a US version hasn't yet been revealed.