Sony VAIO S Series Laptop Computer Price, Features and Other Info

Sony VAIO S Series Laptop Computer Price, Features and Other Info: Sony has been known the world over for the electronics and gadgets that the company floods the market with. The brand is so recognizable that it is as if every nook and cranny of the whole world is home to at least a couple of Sony products.
More popularly known for the its electronics products such as TVs, the company also took advantage of the booming mobile revolution and came up with the VAIO line of laptops and notebooks to compete with long established firms such as Apple, Toshiba, Lenovo and Dell.
Having said that, the company became widely known unfortunately not because of the performance of the VAIO laptops but because they can almost rival Apple and its products in terms of the eye candy factor. This is not to say that VAIOs are useless – they are not. In fact, they can almost rival laptops from other manufacturers in terms of their specs sheets. It is just that the first thing that gets noticed with these VAIOs is the fact that they are overly pretty.
Take for example the Sony VAIO S notebook. This laptop was recently announced by Sony and the company is proud to let the world know that the latest iteration of the VAIO S got some bump ups so this device is obviously better than its predecessors.
What then can we expect from the new VAIO S? What kind of components does it have lurking under the hood? What kind of price tag accompanies the VAIO S? Does the price tag justify the amount of money you have to shell out to be able to take this baby home? Read on and join as we find out the full details about the Sony VAIO S laptop.
Design and construction
The VAIO S takes after the design tradition that its smaller siblings like the VAIO SA and VAIO SB have. Sad to say, since the new VAIO S got upgrades including its screen real estate, its dimensions differ from the original S series and no official measurements have been released by the company as of yet.
However, a quick glance at the VAIO S gives you the impression that this notebook is eerily reminiscent of the VAIO SB and has the same angular design with the other line of laptop. Its case is made from an alloy of magnesium and a big-ass VAIO logo is right smack in the middle of the lid of the laptop.
Due to the magnesium alloy used in its case, the VAIO S has that industrial-ish minimalistic design that is better suited for business users. This minimalistic design also gives the laptop that elegant and classy look.

Under the hood
The VAIO S should be proud of the stuff that it has under its hood. For its CPU, the notebook packs a second-gen Sandy Bridge Intel Core i5-2430M processor that has a clock speed of 2.4GHz. With Turbo Boost, the proc can easily be overclocked to a max clock speed of 2.9GHz. The processor works in conjunction with 8GB of DDR3 RAM so the VAIO S is capable of a snappy performance without batting an eye.
In terms of graphics, a dedicated AMD Radeon HD 6630M GPU of anything related to graphics to help the CPU out while the user has the option to configure the notebook to pack up to 1TB of Solid State Drive to complement its processor-RAM combination. If the user prefers to have a hard disk drive instead, then he has the option to have the VAIO S configured to have up to 750 GB of a 5400RPM hard disk drive.
The display and other features
It is a given that the more pixels the better. This is the reason why the VAIO S got the upgrade in terms of its screen real estate. The display of the VAIO S is now at 15.5 inches and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels making it capable of supporting Full HD videos.
At this resolution, the contrast ratio of the VAIO S’ display is actually very good along with the panel’s viewing angles. Since the display is matte, glare is not that much of a problem with this iteration of VAIO S and we have a lot to be thankful for that.
In terms of input devices, most notebooks nowadays come with island-style keyboards and the VAIO S is no exception with its chiclet-style keys. The only snag we found is that the keys are a bit springy and needs a little more pressure to press. Not so much though that it would become a pain in the you know where. The trackpad on the other hand is not that big compared to other laptops but with its smoothness get the job done. Which is the most important part.
In addition to that, the VAIO S comes with an optional sheet battery that is sold separately. With this sheet batter attached to the bottom of the VAIO S, the battery life of the whole laptop gets considerably longer so this is a good investment especially if you have plans of always taking the VAIO S out on the road.
The bottom line
With a price point starting at $899 for the most basic configuration, a lot of people would find the VAIO S to be not a good idea to spend money with. I tend to agree with this. Yes, it has classic good looks and impressive specs under the hood. It also got a bigger screen real estate but this comes at the detriment of its battery life, which I don’t think is a worthy trade-off. In short, for the amount of money you will be splurging on this, you can actually get something better for a lot less.
Sony VAIO S Series Laptop Computer Price in Singapore Dollar (SGD): S$ 1,499.00 (Starting Price)
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