Sony’s new lightweight Vaio S Series Notebook

By Mark Pilkington,

Especially designed for the worker on the go, on paper the new Sony Vaio S series notebook is the perfect balance of muscle and portability. The Japanese electrics giant have pushed the boat out as they look to strengthen their grip on the ultra-competitive notebook market, and it looks like they have ticked all the right boxes with the Vaio S.

Vaio S

With a choice of two different screen sizes (13.3″ or 15.5″), the notebooks are light enough to carry around with you and small enough to fit into most travel bags. The fast Intel Core i7 processor and 8Gb of memory mean this is more than powerful enough to handle demanding applications, and the GeForce GT graphics card make it compatible with the latest generation of games. A slot in BluRay or DVD drive completes the picture, making this a notebook to be taken seriously by any dedicated mobile user. Look out for the full range in the shops from early June onwards.

The full tech spec of the SVS1511W9E model
Processor – Intel Core i7-3612QM Processor
Memory – 8GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM
Storage – 1000GB HDD 5400rpm
Screen – 15.5” VAIO Display (1920×1080) with wide (16:9) aspect ratio
Graphics – Nvidia GeForce GT 640M LE GPU + Intel HD Graphics 4000
Other features – WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth Ver. 4.0 + HS; USB 3.0 (x2), USB 2.0 with USB charge (x1); HDMI out; stereo speakers; HD Web Camera powered by ‘Exmor for PC’ (1.31 megapixels); Web, VAIO and Assist buttons; keyboard and touchpad with gesture support
Dimensions – 255 x 23.9 x 380 mm
Weight – 2kg

For further information on the new Sony Ultrabook or other similar products, visit www.sony.co.uk .