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Overall rating 7/10

Going one size bigger than your normal 17-inch desktop replacements is the Sony VAIO AR-17GU, an 18.4-inch notebook that comes all ready to entertain your socks off with its Full HD (1920 x 1080) screen.

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Good design
Lightest 18.4-inch DTR
Isoloated keyboard
Bright matte screen
Very Expensive
Short battery life (if it concerns you)

Product Specification

Processor and Chipset Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9400 (2.53GHz), Intel PM45 Express chipset, Processor bus - 1066MHz
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
System Memory 4GB DDR2 RAM, 2 x SO-DIMM slots
Video & Display NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT 512MB total available graphics memory 18.4-inch wide TFT Color Display Native resolution 1920 x 1080
Storage 640GB SATA (5400RPM)
Optical Drive Blu-ray Disc Drive, Read Speed: BD-ROM: 4x/BD-R: 4x (SL), 2x (DL)/BD-RE: 2x (SL), 2x (DL)/DVD+R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD-R: 8x (SL), 6x (DL)/DVD+RW: 6x/DVD-RW: 6x/DVD-ROM: 8x/ DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-ROM: 24x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 24x ,Write Speed: BD-R: 4x(SL), 2x (DL) /BD-RE: 2x(SL), 2x (DL) /DVD+R: 8x (SL), 4x (DL) /DVD-R: 8x (SL), 4x (DL)/DVD+RW: 6x/DVD-RW: 6x/DVD-RAM: 5x/CD-R: 24x/CD-RW: 16x
Connectivity Integrated Gigabit Ethernet LAN & modem, Intel WiFi Link 5100 network connection
Audio Intel HD Audio, 2.1 Speakers (with subwoofer)
I/O Ports 3 x USB 2.0 ports 1 x RJ-45 (Gigabit LAN) 1 x RJ-11 modem port VGA analog output FireWire 400 port 1 x HDMI output Integrated 3-in-1 card reader (SD/SDHC/MMC) Integrated 2-in-1 card reader (MS/MS PRO) CF Card Reader 1 x ExpressCard 34 slot Headphone and microphone jacks
Miscellaneous Sony Motion Eye 1.3MP Battery (6-cell Li-ion) Fingerprint reader Kensington lock Vaio Suite of Software Adobe Photoshop Elements Adobe Premiere Elements
Dimensions 437.2mm (L) x 288.9mm (W) x 36.9-39.7mm (H)
Weight 3.95kg (including the 6-cell battery)