Sony Introduces VAIO S Series Notebook With Optional 15-Hour Battery
The machine measures just 0.95-inches thin, weighs 3.8lbs. and offers a Core i7 processor. There's also Hybrid Graphics, an optional SSD and Intel's Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. You'll also get AMD's Radeon HD 6630 1GB graphics, and there's a 1600x900 widescreen display that makes the most of every inch. Illuminating keyboard keys, a built-in microphone / webcam, and Face-tracking abilities round things out. Unlike many ultraportables, Sony also makes it possible to watch Blu-ray Discs on select movies, and you can send those signals wirelessly via Intel's Wireless Display 2.0. The VAIO S Series will hit the pre-order stage this week with a starting price of $1350, and the optional "sheet battery" will mean an extra $150. But that's the price you pay to stay alive for an entire Hong Kong-Detroit flight!