On one end of the market, you have affordable and compact netbooks like the Dell Inspiron Mini 9. On the other end of the market, you have absolute monsters with gigantic displays like the newly revealed Sony Vaio AW. Seriously, this thing is an absolute beast.
For starters, it rocks a massive 18.4-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. You’ll also notice that the display supports the Adobe RGB color profile with reproduction to 137%. Continuing with its graphical prowess, you get 64-bit Vista Ultimate, 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9600GT, 4GB RAM, HDMI-out, and a Blu-ray burner. This is clearly a photographer’s (and multimedia enthusiast’s) dream. Storage is pretty nutty too with twin 64GB SSDs and a 500GB HDD.
Needless to say, the Sony Vaio AW notebook will be no lightweight in terms of actual weight (about 8 pounds) or price. The premium version starts at $2000 with availability kicking in this month.