Sony Unveils New VAIO S Series of Notebooks for Mobility and Better Performance

Sony Unveils New VAIO S Series of Notebooks for
Mobility and Better Performance
Slim aluminum body and flat design makes it easy to be carried around

(Singapore, 5 July 2011) – Sony has announced a new line-up for the VAIO S Series of notebooks, the perfect balanced mobile notebook that is crafted to be carried around in your daily life. In addition to the current VPCSB model, we are introducing the new VPCSA unit with a thinner and lighter body that provides better performance for your option.

Perfectly Balanced Performance and High Mobility
The new line-up for S Series comes with the Intel® Core™ i7 processor and AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M GPU with 1GB VRAM. The unit has a Performance Switch that supports Dynamic Hybrid Graphic System. This switch allows users to easily choose between SPEED mode for fastest performance or STAMINA mode for a longer battery life.

The S series has six hours of battery life; however, an optional Sheet Battery is available to extend the battery life for up to 12 hours , which is double of the primary battery capability. With this option, you do not have to worry about looking for an electric outlet all day long. There is a dedicated battery charger that you can leave on the desk to charge the Sheet Battery. The optional Sheet Battery is also full-flat which makes the S series easy to be carried around even with the Sheet Battery attached.

Quick Boot and Fast Operation with SSD
The VAIO S Series comes with SSD features Quick Boot and fast operation. With the Quick Boot function, the computer starts up from just 17 seconds from shutdown. This is very convenient for users who do not want to waste any minute at work or study.

Advanced LCD
The new line-up for the S series comes with a 13.3 inch wide screen with 1600 x900 HD resolution. The LCD is anti-reflective glossy finished, which means it is coated with low reflective coating on the surface. This provides a high contrast image, and prevents eyestrain that comes from staring at the monitor for a long time.

Crafted to be Carried
The VPCSA model weighs 1.68 kg and has a 23.3 mm slim body, making it easy to be carried around in a bag. Its aluminum palm rest and magnesium body contribute to its thinness and lightness, while maintaining ruggedness for mobile use.

The hinge is not visible from the front, offering a clean and simple look around the display. A more spacious palm rest and touch pad area contributes to comfortable usability. In addition, the six-sided edge design provides an attractive look no matter what angle the VAIO S Series is being viewed from. This construction succeeds in realising superior robustness and structural integrity.

Usability for smooth operation
To further increase the usability, it comes with backlit keyboard, which makes it easier to type in dimly-lit environments such as during on-board a flight or in a conference room. Isolation keyboard is another user-friendly feature that provides comfortable typing, and touch pad with multi-gesture control supports Flick, Tap and Scroll touch gestures to make it easy to navigate your way around web pages and application screens. This function can be easily enabled or disabled by Fn + F1 key.

The VAIO S Series is preinstalled with various applications and utilities and most of them launch at one touch of a button. Just push the ‘WEB’ button for Quick Web Access, and it allows speedy access to the web browsing. Clicking the ‘VAIO’ button launches Media Gallery that lets you enjoy and organise your photos, videos and music in a fun and easy way. There is also a dedicated ‘ASSIST’ button. It gives one-touch access to VAIO Care which simplifies basic maintenance and troubleshooting tasks to keep your VAIO in good condition. In addition to these instant access buttons, VAIO E Series is also pre-installed with PMB VAIO Edition software to let you easily organize, create and share your photos and videos.

The new line-up for VAIO S Series is available in stores from July onwards.