category is still alive and well, and in fact, still growing. Sony has just announced a new VAIO
S, available in 13.3" and 15.5" screen sizes. The S Series 13 and 15 will ship with rigid cases crafted from magnesium, aluminium and carbon fibre (depends on model), with the S Series 15 models tipping the scales at below 2kg. All S Series feature a new slot-in optical drive (Blu-ray Disc or DVD), and the VAIO Display Premium is also available on S Series 13 models. Larger screen-size S Series 15 models feature a Full HD VAIO Display Plus, offering super-wide viewing angles.
Inside, you'll get 3rd-gen Intel Core i7 quad-core CPUs, an optional SSD, NVIDIA GeForce hybrid graphics, and support for a docking station. There’s also an optional sheet battery that boosts battery life up to 14 hours for those long international flights. That's impressive, right there. There's no word on pricing yet, but as usual, we're expecting the VAIO premium to remain.