A revolution in Sony VAIO design - With uncompromising attention to detail and a passion for design, Sony introduces the next generation in VAIO laptop design. Simple yet bold, the S Series features a fully flat design concept that abandons traditional bulky batteries, unnecessary seams and protruding ports. A seamless piece of brushed aluminum milled to precise specifications creates the core of the S Series chassis offering firm structural integrity while creating bold clean contours.
Perfectly portable - Lightweight and easy to handle at just 4.4 lbs. with a thin 1" profile, the VAIO S Series laptop is crafted for those on the move. Featuring 2nd generation Intel Core technology, full HD 1080p display, hybrid graphics, Blu-ray Disc technology (select models), up to 8GB RAM and a durable magnesium alloy casing, the S Series laptop has everything it takes to get you through the most demanding of days - all in a thin-and-light 15.5" form factor. Plus a host of energy-saving features deliver up to 6 hours of standard battery life, and up to 12 hours of total combined battery life with the all new large capacity sheet battery (sold separately) - helping to keep you unplugged longer.
2nd generation Intel processor technology - As our most popular family member, the 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor features Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 that increases your PC's speed automatically. See and feel performance with a visible difference. Get the visibly smart processor with a boost.
Free yourself from the cord - Leveraging the latest innovations in lithium polymer technology, the battery of the S Series is integrated into the PC and conforms to the contours of the chassis offering a thinner battery profile while still supplying up to 6 hours of battery life. This concept even extends to the all-new large capacity sheet battery and leaves behind the traditional bulky and protruding long-life batteries of the past. Attaching directly to the standard capacity battery and by working in tandem with it, you'll enjoy up to 12 hours of total combined battery life (with optional sheet battery) - helping to keep you unplugged longer.
Premium Hybrid Graphics - The VAIO S Series puts you in control by offering a Hybrid Graphics system that allows you to easily set your system to deliver powerful AMD Radeon graphics performance when you need it and energy savings when you don't. Plus, you can even adjust your performance level on the fly without needing to reboot. A simple hardware switch enables you to choose between two settings: 1. Select Speed for maximum power while multi-tasking or running heavier applications 2. Select Stamina to conserve energy and extend battery life for light computing and mobile scenarios
LED backlit display - Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, the VAIO S Series laptop features exceptional picture quality. The 15" (1920?1080) widescreen display includes an LED backlight that helps ensure a bright display while conserving battery power.
Enhance the security of the Internet - Symantec VIP is a powerful, additional layer of security that links your PC to the online account, VPN or application that you select, decreasing the ability of thieves to access your accounts and information from another PC. Created jointly by industry leaders Intel and Symantec, and available through select member websites, VIP helps ensure that only you can access your online accounts and websites. When you log into any of the hundreds of VIP member websites, you're asked to provide a one-time password that's automatically generated by Intel Identity Protection Technology. Since the password is random, and you get a new one each time you visit, it's virtually impossible for cybercriminals to hijack your online identity. The best part? The identity protection technology is built into your new PC's processor, so there's no extra hardware to buy and no tokens or other "credentials" to lug around, forget, or lose. Protecting yourself online has never been easier.
Convenient backlit keyboard - Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony's vision and our keyboards are no exception. Designed for ease of use, the S Series features a precisely engineered keyboard and integrated 10-key pad for the ultimate in speed and convenience. And to make it even easier to find the right keys, an automatic LED backlight illuminates each key.
Take it to the big screen - wirelessly - Now it's easy to wirelessly stream content to your HDTV with the Intel Wireless Display enabled S Series laptop. Sit back and experience your favorite online TV shows and movies from the comfort of your couch. Access personal video, music and photos from your hard drive or home network and immediately send it wirelessly to the biggest display in up to full 1080p HD and 5.1 surround sound. With integrated Intel Wireless Display technology, searching for cables and stringing them across your living room or office is a thing of the past.
Superspeed USB - The S Series laptop features a USB 3.0 port perfect for connecting a compatible external hard drive and allowing you to wait less and transfer data up to10x faster than USB 2.0.
Hardware Buttons - The S Series laptop also comes with three special hardware buttons: VAIO, ASSIST and WEB to help you get where you want to go with a simple touch of a button. ? Select the WEB button for one touch access to the web without full boot up into Windows. ? Press the VAIO button and instantly launch Media Gallery software to enjoy all your photos and music in a whole new way. ? ASSIST button links directly to VAIO Care software that helps maintain and troubleshoot any PC issues for optimal performance.
Enhance your image - An all new 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.
Better support for your VAIO computer - From the ground up, we design VAIO computers to deliver the best experience possible. To help make sure of this, we back our computers with industry-leading support that is distinguished by such features as in-home and international service. Here's the high level of support you can expect when you choose a VAIO computer. ? In-home service - that's right, when possible we'll come out to your house to resolve your issue ? International service26 available in over 40 countries ? 24/7 phone and chat support ? Parts and labor are covered as part of the standard limited warranty on covered repairs ? Online support website with access to drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums and more ? Optional Sony extended service plans4 that extend your limited warranty coverage up to 4 years from the date of your PC purchase
PC tune-ups and maintenance made easy. - Not a PC expert? Don't know what a "de-frag" is? No problem. We've designed an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC with just a few clicks. With just a few clicks, VAIO Care software lets you: ? Tune-up your VAIO PC to help keep it running its best for the long haul. ? Check for and install recent updates from Sony and Microsoft to keep your VAIO up to date. ? Identify and troubleshoot issues on your own. ? Create recovery discs (media sold separately) to back up your system software and settings. ? Connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert.
Processor Type: Intel Core i5-2430M
Processor Technology: Dual Core
Processor Speed: 2.40GHz with Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.00GHz
Processor Cache: 3MB
Screen Size: 15.5"
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Display Technology: Full HD
Backlight Technology: LED
Installed Memory: 4GB (onboard)
Memory Type/Speed: DDR3/1333MHz
Max. Memory: 8GB
Graphics Processor: AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Graphics Video RAM: 512MB dedicated
Graphics Technology: Hybrid Graphics
Storage Type: Serial ATA
Storage Capacity: 500GB
Storage Technology: 7200rpm
Optical Drive Type: CD/DVD Player / Burner
Optical Drive Support - CD/DVD: Read / Write
Camera: Built-in HD web camera powered by Exmor sensor and microphone
Keyboard: QWERTY, 103 keys with 1.7mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch
10-Key Numeric Pad: Yes
Backlit Keyboard: Yes
Sound System: Intel High Definition Audio with Dolby Home Theater Technology v4
Inputs and Outputs
USB 3.0: 1
USB 2.0: 2
VGA Output(s): 1
Headphone Output: 1
Secure Digital (SD) Slot: 1
Port Replicator Connector(s): 1
HDMI Output(s): 1
Memory Stick Duo: 1
Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth Integrated Stereo A2DP (2.1 + EDR)
Ethernet Protocol: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
WiFi Adapter: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230
WiDi Ready: Yes - Intel Wireless Display Technology
Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Professional with Service Pack 64-bit
Supplied Software: Microsoft Office Starter with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel6, VAIO Care, Media Gallery, PMB - VAIO Edition
Anti-Virus Software: Norton Internet Security 2012 30-Day Trial Offer
Service and Warranty Information
Toll-Free Phone Support: 888-476-69727
Onsite/In-Home Service: Yes
International Service: Yes
Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year
Priority Phone Support: 239-768-76057
ENERGY STAR: 5.016
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.): 14.97" (W) x 0.97" (H) x 10.08" (D)
Weight (Approx.): 4.40 lbs. (with Internal Battery)
Security: Trusted Platform Module (TCG ver. 1.2 certified)
Action Buttons: VAIO, ASSIST, WEB, Speed/Stamina, Wireless On/Off
Pointing Device: Touchpad (Gesture supported)
Battery Type: Internal Lithium Polymer Battery (4400mAh)
DVD Playback: Up to 3 hours 40 minutes
Default Brightness: Up to 5 hours 45 minutes
Maximum Brightness: Up to 5 hours