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Power in Motion: boost your productivity with new VAIO S Series

Press Release   •   Feb 22, 2011 08:37 GMT

Power, design and mobility come together beautifully with the new VAIO® S Series of 13.3” 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.).

The 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 of 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 simply note-taking, you’ll always enjoy the optimum balance between performance and battery stamina.

The 13.3” VAIO Display Plus screen 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 1366x768, 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.

The VAIO S Series is designed with day-to-day productivity firmly in mind. Fast Boot gets you up and running 50% faster than a conventional notebook when loading 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 café 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.

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 can dock with the 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 the end of March 2011.

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Model

VPCSB1V9E/B

Processor

Intel® Core™ i5-2410M

OS

Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (64bit)

Memory

4GB DDR3 1333Mhz SDRAM

Drive

500GB

Screen

13.3” VAIO Display Plus (1366x768) with wide (16:9) aspect ratio

Hybrid graphics

AMD Radeon™ HD 6470M + Intel® HD Graphics

Optical drive

DVD SuperMulti Drive

Others

WLAN 802.11b/g/n; 3G WWAN; Bluetooth® 2.1; Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (x2), SuperSpeed USB 3.0 (x1); HD web camera powered by "Exmor"; VAIO Assist and Performance Switch buttons, Fast boot

Dimensions (DxHxW)

224.5 x 23.9 x 331mm (approx.)

Weight

1.75kg (approx.) with supplied battery