announced its new S-series notebook that is a 13.3” (1366 x 768) thin and light
machine with a "sheet battery" option.
The notebook can be pre-ordered right now on the Sony Style store starting at $969.99. The
notebook can be customized with CPUs up to the second-generation Core i7 and it
can be fitted with hybrid graphics with 1GB of dedicated memory (AMD Radeon HD
6630M). The new S-series notebook is just under an inch thick and weighs 3.8
The trackpad on the S notebook is larger than on other Vaio offerings and the
machine can be optioned with Blu-ray. It has a USB 3.0 port for fast
connectivity with external storage and other gear. The case of the notebook is
made from magnesium for strength and lightness, and the machine is compatible
with Intel Wireless Display.
One of the more interesting features of the notebook is that the machine is
launching with an extended “sheet battery” accessory that will sell for about
$150. The sheet battery connects to the bottom of the notebook and can provide
more power to the user without them having to power down to switch batteries.
Sony claims that the sheet battery doubles the runtime of the computer (up to
15 hours). When attached the external sheet battery will be used before the
computer starts to use its internal battery. The internal has a claimed battery
life of 7.5 hours per charge.
notebook can be purchased in black or white colors and has up to 750GB of
“We continue to raise the bar when it comes to the mobile computing experience,”
said Mike Lucas, senior vice president of Networked and Technologies and
Services Division at Sony Electronics. “The VAIO S Series laptop makes no
compromises by offering the ultimate, full-featured ultra-mobile PC.”