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Press Release   •   Jan 07, 2010 00:30 GMT

·         VAIO S Series: effortlessly manage everyday work, with high powered processor and graphics

·         VAIO Y Series: long battery life and high contrast real wide screen

Power, portability and performance: qualities all embodied by the two new ultra mobile notebook computers from Sony.

For those who are serious about doing business on the move, the elegant VAIO S Series teams a brilliantly detailed 33.8cm (13.3”) wide VAIO Display with LED backlight, plus all the graphics power you need.

Sharing the same 33.8cm (13.3”) LED screen as its S Series sibling, the lightweight VAIO Y Series proves that portability doesn’t mean compromising battery life or elegant design.

The VAIO S Series has Everywair as standard, and the VAIO Y Series can be optionally specified with VAIO Everywair, giving high-speed connectivity on the move via 3G mobile broadband networks.

For extra convenience and peace of mind, a front panel-mounted ASSIST button on both notebooks gives one-touch access to VAIO Care. This easy-to-use new programme helps maintain, diagnose and troubleshoot your VAIO with just a few clicks.

New VAIO S Series – Light weight, light speed

The stylish new VAIO S Series offers a compelling combination of mobility and performance that’s ideal for doing better business. Weighing just 2kg (with battery) and sleekly sculpted in tough, light magnesium alloy, it’s the perfect all-rounder for work.

The new VAIO S Series is powered by the latest generation of energy-efficient Intel® Core™ processors. Performance is boosted by up to 4GB of fast DDR3 RAM that gives plenty of space to run all your applications with ease. High performance NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M graphics with 512MB GDDR3 VRAM (selected models) copes effortlessly with tasks from business presentation and document creation, through to watching movies whilst travelling. You’ll benefit fully from the GPU’s graphics capabilities, even when viewing on a connected HD display via the HDMI port.

The widescreen 33.8cm (13.3”) VAIO Display with LED backlight offers superb clarity, contrast and colour accuracy for a heightened work and multimedia experience.

Selected models feature a backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor. The same light sensor adjusts screen brightness on all models for comfortable viewing while cutting power consumption. There’s also a multi-touch trackpad for comfortable and accurate operation.

Built-in security features include Advanced HDD Protection that safeguards your data from disc crashes – even whilst you’re booting up or preparing to go into hibernation mode.

There is also a full range of complementary accessories available from Sony that includes a docking station, privacy filter for undisturbed screen viewing, matching carry case and a variety of mouse options.

New VAIO Y Series – Your daily companion

The new slimline VAIO Y Series makes it beautifully easy to manage your digital life.

Weighing less than 1.8kg, the new Y Series stands out from the crowd with its chic case that features magnesium alloy for extra strength, plus cylindrical hinge styling characteristic to the VAIO range. It shares the same high contrast real wide 33.8cm (13.3”) LED VAIO Display featured on the new VAIO S Series, providing a brilliantly detailed view of documents, graphics and more.

Whether you’re blogging, taking notes or browsing, power consumption on the VAIO Y Series is minimised by the ultra-low voltage Intel processors. With a standard battery life of up to 10 hours1, the VAIO Y Series ensures you are never short of power. In addition, the extra-small AC adaptor takes up less space when you’re travelling.

The full-pitch keyboard is designed for comfortable, error-free typing with precise key spacing and positive response - ideal for typing on the daily commute or blogging in cafes. Controlling and navigating multimedia files has never been easier with the new multi gesture touchpad which allows users to circle scroll, flick navigate backwards and forwards, pinch zoom and pivot rotate using precise fingertip movements.

‘VAIO by you’

If you need ultimate connectivity on your Y Series, Sony’s ‘VAIO by you’ configure to order service can include VAIO Everywair 3G mobile broadband on your chosen model, expanding your options for staying connected while you’re on the move.

‘VAIO by you’ also makes it easy to create the VAIO S Series tailored to your personal requirements, with a choice of configurable HDD, optical disc and other options. Sony customers buying the VAIO S Series online can also enjoy a range of colour choices such as soft green and soft pink, plus other exclusive options to make their VAIO even more individual.

The new VAIO S Series and Y Series notebook PCs from Sony are available respectively from January 18th and February 1st 2010, and can be pre-ordered from

1 based on MobileMark® 2007