Sony have just announced its latest ultra-portable 13.3-inch VAIO S series. Just 24mm thick and around 1.75kg this ultra-thin notebook features Intel’s Core i7-2620M and 8GB of DDR3 memory along with up to a 128GB SSD and AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics doing double-duty with an Intel HD GPU. And don’t be surprise VAIO S is touting for 14hrs of battery life. Check out the press release and don’t forget to peruse the hefty press images.
Besides those drooling features, you’ll be getting 1366 x 768 display with low-reflection coating, back-lit chiclet keyboard with auto-brightness control, optional integrated 3G, Blu-ray drive and WEB instant-boot support. Interface-wise you’ll be getting the normal USB 2.0 and USB 3.0, WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1.
Sony VAIO S will go on sale by the end of March 2011, however, there still no word on the pricing. Check out also this: All Sony VAIO Laptop listings on Amazon.com.
Power in Motion: boost your productivity with new VAIO S Series
Slim, stylish 13” notebook PC by Sony packs greater stamina with less to carry
Thin and light with elegant new ‘full flat’ design for enhanced mobility and superior robustness
Work and play longer with new smart battery concept
13.3” (33.7cm) VAIO Display Plus
Dynamic Hybrid Graphic System for balanced stamina and performance
Fast Boot and quick web access for increased productivity
Backlit keyboard and ambient light sensor
VAIO “everywair” 3G WWAN (selected models)
Power, design and mobility come together beautifully with the new VAIO S Series of 13.3” (33.7cm) slim notebook PCs from Sony.
The slim, light VAIO S Series features a stylish new ‘full flat’ design that’s crafted in magnesium with a wide aluminium palmrest for strength, lightness, usability and looks. There’s also a cleverly concealed hinge mechanism that doesn’t distract your view of what’s on screen. Overall thickness shrinks to less than 24mm, while weight is a travel-friendly 1.75kg (approx.)
VAIO S Series introduces a smart new battery concept that lets you keep working day and night without a pause. The internal lithium polymer battery provides power for up to 7 hours on-the-go computing (in Stamina mode). It’s partnered by a second thin, flat optional lithium polymer extended battery that can be charged separately from the PC and added without removing the internal battery. The second battery attaches without having to switch off the PC, boosting stamina to up to 14 hours if you’re far from mains power.
Dynamic Hybrid Graphic System switches seamlessly between the integrated GPU and high-performance AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series card (with either 512MB or 1GB VRAM), according to the task at hand. Whether you’re watching processor-intensive HD videos or just simple note-taking, you’ll always enjoy the optimum balance between performance and battery stamina.
The 13.3” (33.7cm) VAIO Display Plus brings all your documents to life with excellent brightness, colour contrast, clarity and detail. The LCD’s advanced low-reflection coating allows easy viewing in any lighting conditions, offering the optimum balance of suppressing reflections while maintaining clear images. With a resolution of 1366×768, the real wide aspect ratio display is perfectly proportioned for browsing dual web pages side by side.
The backlit isolation keyboard allows comfortable typing by day or night. There’s also an ambient light sensor that automatically dims brightness of the high-quality VAIO Display to conserve power when the lights are low.
VAIO S Series is designed with day-to-day productivity firmly in mind. Fast Boot gets you up and running with 50% quicker than conventional notebook when loading of Genuine Windows® 7. It’s a valuable time-saver if you’re on a deadline or rushing for the airport. There’s also a conveniently-placed WEB button that powers up your PC for Internet access in seconds. It’s ideal for checking any last-minute e-mails while sitting in a caf�� or departure lounge.
Available on selected models, embedded VAIO “everywair” 3G WWAN lets you connect on the move via your mobile broadband operator at up to 7.2Mbps.
New VAIO S Series is available in a choice of black, white and silver finishes. There’s an additional choice of exclusive pink and blue colour options available online from Sony.
Co-ordinated accessories include the BPSC24 external battery that’s supplied with its own charging adapter. There’s also a new flat-design port replicator that docks with VAIO S, allowing you to work while the attached BPSC24 battery charges.
The new VAIO S Series slim, ultra-mobile notebook PCs are available from March/ April 2011 depending on country.