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New VAIO laptops coming next month

VAIO S13 laptop coming soon to Japan and the US
Two years after the launch of Sony's last VAIO portables, the brand gets ready to launch multiple devices in Japan and the US.

The last VAIO laptops bearing the Sony logo came out two years ago, but spinning off from Sony did not mark the end of this brand. Not long after becoming independent, VAIO began to sell premium tablets and laptops in Japan but entered the US market in the meantime as well. Next month, a few new VAIO portables are expected to launch in Japan, but they are also expected to reach the US soon after that.

The new VAIO portables coming in February are these:

  • VAIO Z Flip - 13.3-inch convertible notebook with a 2,560X1,440-pixel touchscreen and active digitizer, up to 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, less than 0.66 inches thick, about 3 pounds
  • VAIO Z - 13.3-inch notebook with non-touch, full HD display, at least 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Core i5-6267U
  • VAIO S13 - Intel Skylake processor, at least 4 GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, full HD display, 2.3 pounds 
  • VAIO S15 - Intel Skylake processor, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, 5.5 pounds

All the new VAIO portables feature Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 ac, USB 3.0, SDXC card reader, and more - depending on the model. Prices in the US will start at $1,100 USD for the S series, and obviously higher for the VAIO Z lineup. We will get back to them as soon as detailed specs and pricing for the US market become available.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-01-27 (Update: 2016-01-27)