With uncompromising attention to detail and a passion for design, Sony introduces the next generation VAIO® S Series laptop. Simple yet bold, with a lightweight, highly durable magnesium alloy lid, the S Series features a full-flat design concept that abandons traditional bulky batteries, unnecessary seams and protruding ports and trays with a slot-loading optical drive.
Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony’s vision, and our keyboards are no exception. The keyboard features precisely engineered keys to create a comfortable and intuitive typing experience. When typing in dim light, an LED backlight creates a pleasant glow, framing the individual keys and illuminating the lettering to make it even easier to find the right keys .
Create something worth sharing
Sony Imagination Studio™ VAIO® Edition includes four powerful Sony® applications: Vegas®, ACID®, Sound Forge® and DVD Architect® software so you can create music and movies like never before.
With Sony’s own Rapid Wake technology, you never have to shut down your computer again. Whether you are done working for the day or just heading out to get some coffee, simply close the lid to put your PC into sleep mode. Then, when you’re ready to start again, resume in 2 seconds with your data safe and secure. If you are unplugged, don’t worry about draining your battery. Your PC can stay in sleep mode for days.10
TPM (Trusted Platform Module) provides secure information management and enhanced business protection. TPM is built into a computer to store cryptographic information, such as encryption keys. Because TPM uses its own internal firmware and logic circuits for processing instructions, it does not rely upon the operating system and is not exposed to external software vulnerabilities. As a result, information stored on TPM is more secure from external software attacks and physical theft.
Not just for video chatting
A built-in HD web camera offers superb video conferencing quality. Powered by an Exmor® sensor, this HD web camera offers amazing low-light performance and includes face tracking technology that allows the camera to automatically adjust and keep you in focus as you move about. And with certain programs, you make hand gestures in front of your camera to skip songs, turn pages, or turn the volume up.
The handiest port around
Forgot to charge your phone or mp3 player? Just plug your device via USB cord into the USB sleep charge port and start charging. Even if the PC is shut down and not plugged in you can still use it. And don’t forget that the USB 3.0 port is perfect for connecting a compatible external hard drive and allowing you to wait less and transfer data up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.
Simple multi-gesture touchpad
The multi-gesture touchpad is the most intuitive way to interact with your laptop. Scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom in and out of images, swipe to flip through pages or photos, and you can even rotate an image, and much more. And rather than clicking on a button, just click on the left or right mouse areas in order to activate those functions.
Amazing performance at its best.
For a difference you can see and feel in multitasking or multimedia, get the visibly smart 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with top-of-the line performance for your most demanding tasks. Effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking, delivered by Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology3
. Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.02
. With our best set of features, the Intel® Core™ i7 processor is the ideal choice for whatever you want to accomplish.
Your Entertainment Now
Sony Entertainment Network is the ultimate digital entertainment portal. It’s your all-access pass to music, movies, games and more, that can be accessed from one account. Listen to a global catalog of over 15 million songs with Music Unlimited Service, watch the latest blockbusters, all-time classics, and your favorite TV shows with Video Unlimited, and play the hottest PlayStation® games. Enjoy what you want, when you want, at home or on-the-go.
Control your power settings
The VAIO® S Series puts you in control by offering a stamina/speed switch that allows you to easily manage your performance to deliver power when you need it and energy savings when you don’t. You can even set your performance level on the fly without needing to reboot.
With the optional docking station, you can quickly and easily connect to your external monitor, AC adapter and multiple peripherals without needing to plug and unplug each one every time you arrive at your desk or workstation. Featuring four USB ports, HDMI™ out, VGA, Gigabit Ethernet port and DC in, you have the connectivity that you need. The built-in hard drive provides expanded storage for your files and a simple backup solution.
Enjoy your PC on your HDTV
Now enjoy all of your personal and online content on your big screen-by wirelessly connecting your laptop to your TV. Stop crowding around a laptop screen, with Intel® Wireless Display, you can sit back and experience your favorite videos, photos, movies, online TV shows, and more, all with great image clarity up to 1080p9
. Simply connect an adapter (sold separately) to your compatible TV and follow a few simple steps. Set it up once, and sharing your screen is as easy as pie.
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional
If you use your PC for work, you'll want Windows® 7 Professional. It can help you be more productive and protect the critical information you need to work with. Many routine tasks just take a couple of clicks, so you can spend less time setting up projectors, printers, and networks. Enhanced backup options can help you protect your hard work with automatic backups to your home or business network. And with Windows XP Mode, you can use most of your Windows XP programs in Windows 7.
HDD G-Sensor™ Shock Protection technology
G-Sensor™ Shock Protection technology counteracts sudden movements by locking up the spinning hard drive to help prevent potential damage, such as scratching, which could lead to data loss.
Media Gallery™ software from Sony
Find a new appreciation for your music and photos with Media Gallery™ software. Not only can it automatically create unique song playlists based on beat, tone and rhythm, it can also help you rediscover forgotten favorites with recommendations based on your specific taste. Playback can be controlled by hand gestures using the built-in web camera, simply wave your hand and Media Gallery software will advance to the next track or photo. Media Gallery software even makes it easy to share your personal photos and videos. Publish your favorites to popular sites like Facebook, Picasa and many more directly from Media Gallery interface.
One button bliss
Discover shortcut hardware buttons: VAIO, ASSIST and WEB that get you where you want to go with a touch of a button. Get one touch access to the web without full boot up into Windows® with WEB button. Press the VAIO button to launch either PlayMemories Home™ or Media Gallery™ software and create movies, and enjoy photos and music in a whole new way. The ASSIST button links directly to VAIO Care™ software that helps maintain and troubleshoot PC issues for optimal performance.
PC tune-ups and maintenance made easy
With the newest version of VAIO Care™ software you get an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO® PC. Effortlessly install and uninstall new software and drivers, use the visual interface to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, create restore and recovery media, and connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert.
PlayMemories Home™ Software
Uniquely smart and easy-to-use, PlayMemories Home™ software makes organizing, editing and sharing your photos and videos a cinch. Instantly import and sort your content by event or date. Then transform your favorites from ordinary to extraordinary with intuitive adjustments and stunning filters. You can even create heartwarming slide-shows complete with transitions and soundtracks in 3 simple steps. Finally, share your picks privately with family and friends or on popular social networking sites like Facebook® and YouTube™. PlayMemories Online™ service can even securely store your content in the cloud allowing virtually all of your devices to access it anytime, anyplace.
Experience full-impact surround sound anywhere with Dolby® Home Theater® v4 technology on your PC . Whether you listen through headphones, the speakers in your laptop, or a connected home theater, a more captivating entertainment experience can be yours anytime. Dolby Home Theater technology offers total control over audio settings, so you can customize the sound for the maximum impact. It makes audio levels more consistent: set the volume once, and that’s where it stays.
Service and Support
There's nothing standard about the standard Sony limited warranty on VAIO® computers. To give you the ultimate in speedy and convenient service, we come to you to repair PC issues whenever possible. Not many other PC manufacturers can match our expertise or comprehensive level of in-home support13
. And we have extensive on-line support where you can chat with an associate and access drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums and more.
Take it to the big screen
Whether you’re watching stunning high definition content or enjoying video captured from your compatible camcorder, you can play back HD content on your compatible big screen HDTV with a high level of resolution. An HDMI® output delivers both your video and audio via a single HDMI cable (sold separately), providing the optimal digital connection to your HDMI-enabled HDTV so you can enjoy HD entertainment on the big screen without a myriad of extra cables and wires. Or if you just need to connect an external monitor, use the VGA port for a simple connection.
VAIO Gate offers fast and easy access to favorite multimedia programs and entertainment. A bar with large icons at the top of your desktop and keeps track of your most popular programs and media. It’s simple and easy to use – click on an icon to go straight to a program. Personalize VAIO Gate by moving icons within the browser or adding and removing them completely by simple drag and drop.
Bold and Bright
Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, this laptop features exceptional picture quality. The 13.3” (1366 x 768) widescreen display includes a glossy, anti-reflective finish which provides better color intensity without any glare.
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This product meets the standards of the International Energy Star Program for energy efficiency.
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Features and specifications subject to change without notice. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate.