What's good enough for the PS3… The new Sony Vaio FW series with XMB Sony has decided to add the Xross Media Bar (XMB) that has proved so successful in its PlayStation 3 to its new range of Vaio laptops.
Just got back from the event for this and it's not too shoddy although it isn't hotkeyed so you have to load up the Vaio Media+ software to acccess it. Still - nice to see some 'corporate synergy'
But the question is... Does it support in-game XMB? :P
Sony has been saying that they'll implement XMB across all products so i won't be surprised.
Well it will have in-word processing XMB.
NEXT ITS CELLPHONES
Nah - everyone at Sony HATES Sony Ericsson - something about ruining the Walkman brand... :)
The Playstation Phne wil have in-game XMB. Phil Harrison style
Im on the lookout for a new laptop, this could push me towards getting a vaio. Does anyone know if there is any vaio powerfull enough to run diablo 3? I know the specs for diablo hasnt been anounced but from the gameplay ive seen it cant be needing some super computer...
The top of the FW range has *deep breath* Intel® Core™2 Duo P8400 2.26GHz 4GB DDR2 SDRAM 250GB ATI Mobility Radeon(TM) HD 3470. Total avalilable graphics memory of Approx. 1530MB* with dedicated Video Memory of 256MB.
They already have something like the XMB on their current laptops. If you hit the "AV Mode" button if the laptop is off..it brings you to a XMB type interface for quick access to files etc. Or even if the laptop is on it brings you to the XMB. But now they're doing the FULL XMB? Very nice :). I'm getting a VAIO in september $$.
XMB is probably the most effecient way to access just about anything you want. This makes a vaio seem worth buying now ;)
i agree. i really like the xmb interface design.
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