It can’t be denied that the FW is a pleasure to behold with its silver chassis and flat-key keyboard that give the unit an Apple-inspired look. The laptop is built on Intel's new Centrino 2 platform and features the new 2.26GHz Core 2 Duo P8400 processor. While the new Centrino 2 CPU reportedly didn't show much of a boost in raw processing power to CNET Labs, they were pleased with the battery life, thanks to a more power-efficient CPU design.
A Sony VAIO FW with all the bells and whistles retails for US$1750, while basic models without a Blu-ray drive start at US$1000.
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