ソニーが新デザインの13.3型ノート VAIO S を発表しました。VAIO SはCESにあわせて新モデルが発表されたばかりですが、こちらは先月から一部オンランショップにVAIO SBとして情報が掲載されていたさらに新しいモデル。厚さ24mmの「フルフラット」デザインを採用し、持ち運びにも耐久性にも優れるとアピールしています。
基本仕様は1366 x 768解像度ディスプレイ、500GB HDD、4GBメモリ、スーパーマルチドライブ、"Exmor"センサ付きHDウェブカメラ、802.11n対応WiFi、Windows 7といったところ。統合GPUとRadeon HD 6470M GPU（512MBか1GBのVRAMを内蔵）を自動で切り替えるダイナミックハイブリッドグラフィックシステムを備えています。プロセッサはCore i5シリーズのどれかになるようで、続きに掲載したモデル例では"Sandy Bridge"世代のCore i5-2410Mを搭載。オプションには3G WWANもあります。要するに、ほぼ事前情報そのまま。もう一段プレミアムなSAの登場も期待されます。
London, 22nd February 2011
Power in Motion: boost your productivity with new VAIO S Series
Slim, stylish 13" notebook PC by Sony packs greater stamina with less to carry
* Thin and light with elegant new 'full flat' design for enhanced mobility and superior robustness
* Work and play longer with new smart battery concept
* 13.3" VAIO Display Plus
* Dynamic Hybrid Graphic System for balanced stamina and performance
* Fast Boot and quick web access for increased productivity
* Backlit keyboard and ambient light sensor
* VAIO "everywair" 3G WWAN (selected models)
Power, design and mobility come together beautifully with the new VAIO® S Series of 13.3" slim notebook PCs from Sony.
The slim, light VAIO S Series features a stylish new 'full flat' design that's crafted in magnesium with a wide aluminium palmrest for strength, lightness, usability and looks. There's also a cleverly concealed hinge mechanism that doesn't distract your view of what's on screen. Overall thickness shrinks to less than 24mm, while weight is a travel-friendly 1.75kg (approx.).
The VAIO S Series introduces a smart new battery concept that lets you keep working day and night without a pause. The internal lithium polymer battery provides power for up to 7 hours of on-the-go computing (in Stamina mode). It's partnered by a second thin, flat optional lithium polymer extended battery that can be charged separately from the PC and added without removing the internal battery. The second battery attaches without having to switch off the PC, boosting stamina to up to 14 hours if you're far from mains power.
Dynamic Hybrid Graphic System switches seamlessly between the integrated GPU and high-performance AMD Radeon™ HD 6000 Series card (with either 512MB or 1GB VRAM), according to the task at hand. Whether you're watching processor-intensive HD videos or just simply note-taking, you'll always enjoy the optimum balance between performance and battery stamina.
The 13.3" VAIO Display Plus screen brings all your documents to life with excellent brightness, colour contrast, clarity and detail. The LCD's advanced low-reflection coating allows easy viewing in any lighting conditions, offering the optimum balance of suppressing reflections while maintaining clear images. With a resolution of 1366x768, the real wide aspect ratio display is perfectly proportioned for browsing dual web pages side by side.
The backlit isolation keyboard allows comfortable typing by day or night. There's also an ambient light sensor that automatically dims brightness of the high-quality VAIO Display to conserve power when the lights are low.
The VAIO S Series is designed with day-to-day productivity firmly in mind. Fast Boot gets you up and running 50% faster than a conventional notebook when loading Genuine Windows® 7. It's a valuable time-saver if you're on a deadline or rushing for the airport. There's also a conveniently-placed WEB button that powers up your PC for Internet access in seconds. It's ideal for checking any last-minute e-mails while sitting in a café or departure lounge.
Available on selected models, embedded VAIO "everywair" 3G WWAN lets you connect on the move via your mobile broadband operator at up to 7.2Mbps.
Co-ordinated accessories include the BPSC24 external battery that's supplied with its own charging adapter. There's also a new flat-design port replicator that can dock with the VAIO S, allowing you to work while the attached BPSC24 battery charges.
The new VAIO S Series slim, ultra-mobile notebook PCs are available from the end of March 2011.