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New 2011 Sony VAIO S is now sleeker and lighter

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″Ā 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
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  • pretty! but i don’t need it.

    • wilde

      then stfu.

  • Will

    Sandy Bridge? Doesn’t that chipset have a bug and Intel is recalling the processors?

    • all fixed sir. even if you bought one that has the faulty chipset, the reseller should be able to replace it with the fixed one when stocks arrive.

  • maica zapanta

    meron bang 10’inch neto?

    • wala eh. 10-inch nila yung lumang VAIO M… yung this year is an 11-inch, the 2011 VAIO Y.