SonyVAIO AR is a series of notebook computers which are the first of the VAIO series to be Blu-ray-compatible. These computers have a 17-inch widescreen LCD display and weigh 8.8 pounds (4 kg); because of this, they are the largest of the Sony VAIO computers and are considered to be desktop replacement computers. Being somewhere between a notebook computer and a desktop computer, it has exceptional functionality, considering they have the specifications equivalent to that of a desktop computer. However, as a result of its large size, it has a battery life between 1.5 hours and three hours; this is considered low for a notebook computer but sufficient for a desktop replacement computer.
Included in some models is also a movie pack, which consists of four predesignated feature films saved on the harddrive.