Sony today refreshed its VAIO S ultraportable line and the high-end F series.
The new S is fast, light, and with the optional sheet battery, gets about 15 hours of battery life. It has a premium look and feel - even more so than the first gen S, as the new ones are both thinner and lighter - and packs the performance to match.
The new VAIO S is upping the screen resolution from 1366 x 768 to HD+1600 x 900 (13.3-inch) and adding premium options like second-generation Core i7 processors and dual-drive SSDs for fast storage. 1GB AMD graphics are switchable to help you optimize for both battery life and performance (AMD Radeon HD 6630 1GB Hybrid), and you can get the new S with a Blu-Ray drive and Intel WiDi 2.0.
The new laptops are available for pre-sale starting today from Sony's VAIO S homepage, at a starting price of $1350. Adding the extra battery sheet will run you an additional $150.
The new VAIO F series has a full 1080p 16.4" display that's 3D capable, and packed with 1GB NVIDIA graphics, a backlit keyboard, and top-end specs like an optional quad-core second-gen Core i7 processor, 750GB of hard drive storage, and USB 3.0. They're available for pre-sale today at the F Series homepage at a starting price of about $1100.
VAIO F series
- Full HD 16.4-inch widescreen display
- S-Force Front Surround 3D technology and Dolby Home Theater v3
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M (1GB) or 520M (512MB)
- Backlit keyboard and HD web camera powered by an Exmor sensor
- Quad Core Intel Core i7 processor
- Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium
- USB 3.0 ports
- Up to 750GB HDD
- One touch web access without full boot up into Windows with WEB button
- Maintain and troubleshoot PC issues with VAIO Care software, just push ASSIST