Sony's Struts Out New S Series Vaio Laptop

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drdjin

In my opinion, a true laptop need to be light weight and loaded with Power.

This Vaio S fits the bill perfectly. With i7 that can be turbo-boost to 3.4 GHz, dedicated 1GB VRAM, and 1600 x 900 resolution. It is a super-heavy weight Champ that is only 3.4LBs.

Adding the sheet-Battery, the total weight is still only 4.6LBs (way less than most notebook of this class)

In my opinion, the short-comings are few, 1) the screen benzel is too thick, the Vaio SZ670 I had was much thinner. 2) 3G WiMax only??? After shelling out $3443.00 I expect a 4G modem. 3) sheet battery is a poor investment!!! unless you are always planning to have no AC outlet or car/plane outlet for more than 4 hours.

Here's my spec:

  • 13.3-inch LED backlit display (1600 x 900)
  • Intel Core i7 2620M processor (2.7 GHz turbo-boost to 3.4GHz)
  • 8GB DDR3-1333 memory
  • 512GB SSD (2x 256GB SSD in RAID-0)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6470M graphics with dedicated 1GB VRAM
  • Blueray burner
  • Wi-Fi; Bluetooth; GbE LAN
  • WiDi Verizon 3G
  • USB 3.0; two USB 2.0; HDMI; VGA
  • Memory card reader, SD Card Reader
  • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
  • 13.04 (W) by 0.95 (H) by 8.84 (D) inches
  • Weighs 3.4 pounds (with battery)
  • Weighs 4.6 pounds (with sheet battery) approximately 7.5 hours of intense processing with Photoshop and Premier
  • Weighs 5.4 pounds with sheet battery and Targus APM69US charger.
  • Total Cost with shipping and tax: $3443.00
  • 4.2 pounds is my total carrying weight when I fly (minus the sheet battery)

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    Brad L

    Did they really do it?

    No.  All I had to do was read the first line of specs.  I'm not interested in a laptop for entertainment reasons.  I need a laptop for productivity and work.  I need a laptop that has a 16x10 display.

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    rawrnomnom

     

    for their console buisness. boo sony

    for their pc buisness... 

    Stop cramming every piece of bloatware in that you can find, and if you must cram it in, at least disable it from running on start up. 

    If you want to cram awesome things into small things keep doing it. 

    Stop making your entry level laptops things that fall apart. Dell managed to do it. 

    Use a better AC jack design. i've had ~12 laptops come in since january that i had to take the entire laptop apart and solder in a new AC jack because of the poor design. 

    Drop your prices a little... you arent apple... 

     

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    kixofmyg0t

    Just wish they would use AMD cpu's....I'd buy one. I had a Viao back in 2006 and it was a huge piece of crap, but it was a manufacture fault that I fixed with some scraping and re soldering. 

     

    Oh wait...errr I mean SONY SUCKS YEAH!!! BURN SONY! 

     

    Whew, Crysis averted. Almost had a positive Sony post there for a sec. Forgot I was on MaximumSonyHate.sonysucks.com.reallysonysucks.org

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    Havok

    Really? You're going to bash Sony over a nice component set? Or was that about the PSN being down?

    I approve of Sony releasing nice looking (and sounding) hardware, during their time of shame. They're not sticking their heads in the ground like ostriches here... I'd buy this if I needed it. It's actually the first Sony computer in 5 years that's caught my attention.

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    kixofmyg0t

    Oh no I'm not really bashing Sony(shhhh! I dont want anyone to know!)

     

    If you saying anything pro-Sony here you're usually greeted by about 3 people flaming you about how Sony is screwing you over this and blah blah blah OtherOs was the best thing since sliced bread blah blah blah.

     

    So I just turned to hating Sony in public cuz its what all the "cool kids" are doing, kinda like meth ya know?

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