Sony Announces New VAIO S Series for U.S. Release

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Last month we speculated that the Japanese released new Sony VAIO S Series would become available in the U.S. and thankfully that speculation is true.  Introducing a widescreen display, generous keyboard and an integrated optical drive comprise Sony’s next big thing in ultra-portable computing. VAIO S series notebooks, announced today, sports all that and more within a thin, black case that weighs just about 4 pounds.  The VAIO S Series will be available in July.

The VAIO S Series became available in Japan last month, here’s a link to the Japanese Sony website where the VAIO S is currently selling and you can see product pictures:

Sony VAIO S Series

The latest addition to Sony’s summer PC line, the S series breaks with convention by offering a 13.3-inch wide format display with XBRITE technology, Sony’s exclusive high contrast display technology, for maximum viewing real estate in a minimal package. The full-sized keyboard offers room to work even in cramped quarters.

Powered by Intel Centrino mobile technology, the VAIO S series is prepared to go the distance, delivering up to five hours of work time on a single charge. And integrated wireless access ensures mobile professionals are plugged in even when far from the office. The onboard combination CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive allows for the creation and playback of multimedia

“The S series is the ultimate survival tool for the mobile professional,” said Mike Abary, general manager of VAIO product marketing for Sony Electronics. “Power, performance and a beautiful chassis about the size of a legal pad portfolio, this machine makes work a pleasure.”

All S series notebooks come with a wealth of connectivity options, including two USB 2.0 ports, a Memory Stick media slot, and an i.LINK (IEEE 1394) digital interface for speedy, no-hassle transfer of digital content among a universe of compatible products. An optional port replicator is also available for easy cable management whether the machine is on a desk or out on the road.

Full Specifications Sheet: Sony VAIO S Series spec sheet

Availability and Pricing: The VAIO S series notebooks will be available next month at select retail outlets for about $2,000 and can also be purchased online at in a variety of configurations.







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