Sony Unveils New VAIO Notebooks

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Sony today announced three new VAIO notebooks during a pre-show event at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. The VAIO F-seies 3D notebook, VAIO S-series, and VAIO YB-series notebooks offer the latest processor technology and attractive designs.

The Sony VAIO S is a 13-inch notebook designed to be lightweight and easy to handle at just over 4lbs. (with standard battery) and a thin 1-inch profile. The notebook chassis is made of durable magnesium alloy and the hard drive is protected by a new “G-sensor” shock protection system to help protect your data from impacts.

If lightweight and durability aren’t enough for you then you’ll probably be happy to know that the VAIO S boasts up to 5 hours of battery life with the standard battery and up to 7.5 hours with the optional large capacity battery.

The VAIO S delivers Intel Wireless Display technology for wirelessly streaming video content to your HDTV. Sony was also kind enough to add a LED-backlit keyboard to make it easier to type in dark environments.

Pricing for the VAIO S starts at $900.

Additional technical specs for the VAIO S include:

  • 13.3″ LED display (1366 x 768)
  • Intel Core i3-380M dual-core processor (2.53 GHz)
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 4 GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 500 GB SATA Hard Drive
  • DVD SuperMulti Drive
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Intel Wireless Display
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Dimensions: 12.95″ x 9.0″ x 1.08-1.24″

The new 16-inch Sony VAIO F is a multimedia notebook with built-in 3D display that also includes 3D Active Shutter Glasses to let you enjoy 3D movies, photos, and video in Full 1080p HD picture quality. Using the latest Intel processors and a display with an ultra-fast, 240 GHz refresh rate, the VAIO F packs plenty of punch for watching Blu-ray movies on the built-in BD-ROM/DVD/CD drive and supports 3d Blu-ray Discs.

The VAIO F uses a quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and dedicated NVIDIA GeForce graphics with 1 GB of dedicated video memory for solid multimedia performance.

Pricing for the VAIO F starts at $1,700.

Additional technical specs for the VAIO F include:

  • 16″ LED display (1920 x 1080)
  • Intel Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor (2.0 GHz up to 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost)
  • 6 GB (4 GB +2 GB) DDR3 RAM
  • 640 GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M discrete graphics (1 GB dedicated)
  • Blu-ray Disc drive
  • Dimensions: 15.69″ x 10.69″ x 1.34-1.79″

The 11-inch Sony VAIO YB is the next evolution in the Y-series family and offers impressive technology at a lower price point than earlier Y-series notebooks. The YB Series weighs just 3.23 lbs. with it’s 11.6-inch LED display, full-size keyboard and up to 6-hours of battery life using the latest AMD “APU” processors which combine the traditional CPU and the equivalent of a discrete graphics processor on a single piece of silicon. Using the AMD dual-core E-350 APU with AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6310 graphics, the VAIO YB delivers fast performance and picture-perfect HD video playback for a fraction of the cost you might expect from a notebook like this.

Pricing for the VAIO YB starts at $550.

Additional technical specs for the VAIO YB include:

  • 11.6″ LED display (1366 x 768)
  • AMD Dual-core E-350 APU (1.6 GHz)
  • AMD Mobility Radeon HD 6310 Graphics
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 500 GB SATA Hard Drive
  • Wi-Fi: Atheros 802.11b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Dimensions: 11.42″ x 7.99″ x 0.99-1.25″

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