Sony reveals a newer, lighter VAIO S Series Notebook. Could not imagine that a 15.5-inch screen notebook weighs just 1.96kg. The new line-up of VAIO S Series notebooks will be available in Singapore from September 2011. More information after the break.
Sony Reveals Newer VAIO S Series Notebook with Larger Screen
Lightweight design and extended battery life provides better performance and mobility
(SINGAPORE, 12 SEPTEMBER 2011) – Sony has announced a new line-up for VAIO S Series – a slim, power-packed 15.5 inch notebook in addition to current VAIO S Series. The new model offers all the performance and thinness of its 13.3 inch sibling, while adding a larger screen to suit anyone who needs more room to work and play.
Perfectly Balanced Performance and High Mobility
The new line-up for VAIO S Series comes with the Intel® Core™ i7 processor and AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M GPU with 1GB VRAM. The unit has Performance Switch that supports Dynamic Hybrid Graphic System, allowing users to easily choose between SPEED mode for fastest performance or STAMINA mode for a longer battery life.
The VAIO S Series 15.5 inch has 5 hours of battery life; however, an optional Sheet Battery is available to make the battery life up to 10 hours, doubling the primary battery capability. With this option, you do not have to worry about looking for an electric outlet for all day long. There is a dedicated battery charger that you can leave the Sheet Battery at desk to get charged along. The optional Sheet Battery is also full-flat which makes the VAIO S Series easy to be carried around even with the Sheet Battery attached.
VAIO S series new line-up comes with 15.5 inch wide screen of 1920×1080 Full HD VAIO Display Plus. 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, as well as preventing eyestrain that comes from staring at the monitor for a long time.
Crafted to be Carried
VAIO S Series 15.5 inch comes in 1.96 kgand 24.5 mm slim body, making it easy to be carried between meetings or lectures in a backpack or case. Its aluminium 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 viewed from. This construction succeeds in realising superior robustness and structural integrity.
Usability for Smooth Operation
To further increase the usability, VAIO S Series 15.5 inch comes with backlit keyboard, which makes it easier to type in dimly lit rooms such as during the flight or in a conference room. The Isolation keyboard includes a dedicated numeric keypad for precise, rapid data entry, and larger touch pad with multi-gesture control supports Flick, Tap and Scroll touch gestures to navigate your way around web pages and application screens. This function can be easily enabled or disabled by Fn + F1 key. Furthermore, video chats with friends and family in a high quality clear picture is realised by HD web camera powered by ‘Exmor’ technology.
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 the Media Gallery which 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 S Series is also pre-installed with PMB VAIO Edition software to let you easily organise, create and share your photos and videos.
The new line-up of VAIO S Series notebooks will be available in Singapore from September 2011.
closer to you.
The evolution continues. VAIO now becomes your indispensable partner, integrating closely with all aspects of your lifestyle. From the sheer pleasure of opening the package and seeing the improved quality and design, to stress-free support and superlative customer service, you will fully appreciate the polished intelligence that is the hallmark of new VAIO. In essence, a wonderfully moving experience that brings VAIO closer to you.
About Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Based in Singapore, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd. is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. It serves as the regional management and marketing headquarters for Sony’s consumer as well as broadcasting and professional products, overseeing Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. For more information on Sony’s products and services in Asia Pacific, please visit www.sony-asia.com
About Sony Corporation
Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game, communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and on-line businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales of approximately US$86.5 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. Sony Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/
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