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Sony rolls out configure-to-order notebook; VAIO S (VPCS1390X)

Can now be purchased from Sony’s official website

The world's fifth largest media conglomerate, Sony has brought out a configure-to-order notebook. The 13.3-inch Sony VAIO S laptop was previously available as a pre-built system. The laptop was, initially available exclusively at Best Buy, but the device can now be purchased from Sony’s official website.


The VAIO S (VPCS1390X) that features 1366×768 LED-backlight display comes with up to the Core i5-580M model of Intel’s processors and contains Intel GMA HD integrated graphics or the Nvidia GeForce 310M 512MB dedicated video card. The laptop can accommodate up to 4GB of RAM. It features up to a 500GB hard drive or 256GB solid state drive, along with a DVD burner or Blu-ray combo or Blu-ray burner. OS is that by Windows 7.

The VAIO S (VPCS1390X) weighs 4.4 pounds. It can survive up to 5.5 hours of battery life with the standard battery.  In addition the laptop boasts of an optional Intel Wireless Display technology, a web camera with microphone. Connectivity is ensured by the presence of 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Gigabit LAN.

The device additionally features a keyboard with optional backlight, HDMI and VGA outputs and a fingerprint reader. The list continues with the presence of Firewire, three USB 2.0 ports, Memory Stick PRO and SD card slots, and an ExpressCard slot.


 The VAIO S (VPCS1390X) is priced at a starting value of $874.99, and can be picked out from an option of black or silver colors. S models are available in a more adventurous white or black Wavy Signature Collection design.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-01-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)