Amazing Full HD 1080p display
Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTV, this VAIO PC features exceptional picture quality. Measuring 15.5" and sporting a cinema-inspired 16:9 aspect ratio, the 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution widescreen display lets you view your games and movies in impeccable detail with amazing color and contrast from virtually any angle thanks to IPS (in-plane switching) technology. The LED backlight helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life.
Thin and light
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. Combining a brushed aluminum palmrest shaped to precise specifications and a magnesium alloy chassis, the S Series offers firm structural integrity while creating bold clean contours.
Killer Premium Hybrid Graphics
By utilizing a powerful AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics card with 1GB VRAM, you'll experience premium visual quality and intense HD performance without placing huge demands on the CPU. Plus, the VAIO S Series puts you in control by offering a Hybrid Graphics system that allows you to easily set your graphics 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. A simple hardware switch enables you to choose between two settings. Select Speed for maximum power while multi-tasking or running heavier applications or select Stamina to conserve energy and extend battery life for light computing and mobile scenarios.
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.
Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony's vision, and our keyboards are no exception. Designed for ease of use, the laptop features a precisely engineered keyboard and integrated 10-key number pad for the ultimate in speed and convenience. And to make it even easier to find the right keys ? whether typing day or night, in the dark or light ? an LED backlight creates a pleasant glow, framing the individual keys and illuminating the lettering.
The fastest port around.
A 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.
One button bliss
Discover special hardware buttons: VAIO, ASSIST and WEB that get you where you want to go with a touch of a button.
- One touch access to the web without full boot up into Windows with WEB button.
- Press the VAIO button to launch either PMB (Picture Motion Browser) or Media Gallery software and create movies, and enjoy photos and music in a whole new way.
- ASSIST button links directly to VAIO Care software that helps maintain and troubleshoot PC issues for optimal performance.
Enjoy 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 1080p. 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.
Sony seriously addresses your security needs with the biometric fingerprint sensor and TPM (Trusted Platform Module). Simply by swiping a finger over the sensor, users can access the BIOS, hard disk drive, Windows logons, and websites without entering passwords. TPM 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.
Enhance the security of the Internet
Symantec VIP is a powerful 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. 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.
HD 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.
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.
A better computer deserves better support
We back our computers with industry-leading support that is distinguished by such features as:
- In-home service-that's right, when possible we'll come out to your house to resolve your issue
- International service 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 plans that keep you covered up to 4 years from the date of your PC purchase
Life at your fingertips
Find a new appreciation for your music and photos with Media Gallery software. Not only can it automatically create unique song playlists 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 also makes it easy to create slideshows with high-quality transitions and soundtracks from your personal music library.
PMB VAIO Edition
PMB (Picture Motion Browser) makes managing your photos and home videos as easy as taking them. Conditions aren't always ideal for capturing the perfect video or snapshot but with one-click effects, like video stabilization and red-eye removal, PMB VAIO Edition makes it easy to transform so-so shots into memorable masterpieces. Using the magic of Sony's intelligent analysis technologies, PMB eliminates the clutter and automatically organizes content by person, place and date. Intuitive navigation features like face detection make it simple to do just that.
PC tune-ups and maintenance made easy
We've designed an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC with just a few clicks. 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 PC 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
VAIO Gate offers fast and easy access to favorite multimedia programs and entertainment. This gateway is always there as a visually attractive bar at the top of your desktop and keeps track of your most popular programs and media.
- Fully integrated onto your desktop for quick access with large icons
- 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
- RSS feed enables web recommendations and links
Experience full-impact surround sound anywhere with Dolby Home Theater technology on your PC. All the power and nuance of the cinema, all the immediacy of live performance- now from a laptop. 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 also 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.
- Sound System: Intel High Definition Audio with Dolby Home Theater Technology v4
- Backlight Technology: LED
- Display Technology: Full HD
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080
- Screen Size: 15.5"
- ENERGY STAR: 5.0
- EPEAT: Gold
- ROHS: Compliant
- Action Buttons: VAIO, ASSIST, WEB, Speed/Stamina, Wireless On/Off
- Pointing Device: Touchpad (Gesture supported)
- Security: Trusted Platform Module (TCG ver. 1.2 certified), Symantec Validation and ID Protection Service (VIP)
- Processor: AMD Radeon HD 6630M
- Technology: Hybrid Graphics
- Video RAM: 1GB dedicated
- 10-Key Numeric Pad: Yes
- Backlit Keyboard: Yes
- Camera: Built-in HD web camera powered by Exmor sensor and microphone
- Keyboard: QWERTY, 103 keys with 1.7mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch
Inputs and Outputs
- DC-In: 1
- HDMI Output(s): 1
- Headphone Output: 1
- Memory Stick Duo: 1
- Port Replicator Connector(s): 1
- Secure Digital (SD) Slot: 1
- USB 2.0: 2
- USB 3.0: 1
- VGA Output(s): 1
- Installed Memory: 4GB (onboard)
- Memory Type/Speed: DDR3/1333MHz
- Max. Memory: 8GB
- Support - CD/DVD: Read / Write
- Type: CD/DVD Player / Burner
- Battery Type: Internal Lithium Polymer Battery (4400mAh)
- Cache: 3MB
- Speed: 2.50GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.10GHz
- Technology: Dual Core
- Type: Intel Core i5-2450M
Service and Warranty Information
- Toll-Free Phone Support
- Priority Phone Support
- Onsite/In-Home Service: Yes
- International Service: Yes
- Limited Warranty Term: 1 Year
- Anti-Virus Software: Norton Internet Security 2012 30-Day Trial Offer
- Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1 64-bit
- Supplied Software: Microsoft Office Starter with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel, VAIO Care, Media Gallery, PMB - VAIO Edition
- Capacity: 640GB
- Storage Technology: 5400rpm
- Storage Type: Serial ATA
Weights and Measurements
- Dimensions (Approx.): 14.97" (W) x 0.97" (H) x 10.08" (D)
- Weight (Approx.): 4.40 lbs. (with Internal Battery)
- Bluetooth Technology: Bluetooth Integrated Stereo A2DP (2.1 + EDR)
- Ethernet Protocol: 1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX/10BASE-T
- WiDi Ready: Yes - Intel Wireless Display Technology
- WiFi Adapter: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230