We had no qualms with last year’s Sony VAIO S which we were able to review but when the I saw the new VAIO S from their Spring Collection last week, man, Sony really knows how to design good-looking laptops.
The VAIO S series is made for the mobile executive who wants power, style and portability for a notebook. It still has a magnesium body and aluminum palm rest for a solid, flex-free feel and durability. What changed in the 2011 model is that Sony forego the rounded edges and settled for what they call a Hexa-shell design which gives it an attractive, robust look.
It has a 13.3″ LCD screen with an anti-reflective glossy finish and is lighter than last year’s version at 1.72 kg considering it has a built-in DVD drive. It uses the latest Intel Core i5-2410M processor and an AMD Radeon HD 6470M switchable graphics. With a switch of a button, you can choose between Speed (uses the AMD graphics) and Stamina (uses integrated graphics) depending on your needs.
Battery life is already rated at 4 hours but what’s nice here is that the extended battery which doubles battery life comes in a thin full-flat plate which you attach at the base of your VAIO S so as not to compromise the design.
The new Sony VAIO S will be available this April for Php69,999 when it will come with the fixed Sandy Bridge chipset. It will be available in four colors: black, silver, pink and blue.
Sony VAIO S Specs:
- Intel Core i5-2410M Processor 2.30GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.90GHz
- 13.3-inch WXGA (1366 x 768) anti-glare display
- Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- 4GB RAM
- AMD Radeon HD 6470M 512MB DDR3 VRAM switchable to Intel HD Graphics 3000
- 320GB HDD
- Exmor-powered HD camera
- Backlit keyboard
- Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, BlueTooth
- 1.72 kg
- Colors: Blue, Pink, Silver, Black
- SRP: Php69,999