Sony updates its VAIO line of notebooks, gets on with 3D

By on March 29, 2011
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VAIO F, C and S series announced.

Press release:
Sony Gulf announced the launch of a new range of VAIO notebooks, comprising three new models including the first 3D notebook that offers consumers unparalleled immersive entertainment and business computing while at home or on the go.

Featuring state-of-the-art technologies and an elegant design, Sony’s new VAIO F Series 3D notebook delivers a superior viewing experience.

The VAIO F Series Full HD 3D display is based on the frame sequential method with 3D Active Shutter glasses – the same as those used on BRAVIA LCD 3D TVs – delivering a bright and crisp picture. The notebook has a built-in 3D transmitter and comes bundled with a pair of 3D Active Shutter glasses.

A 3D button on the notebook allows users to convert 2D content – videos and games – into amazing 3D experiences. The 3D images captured with the new range of Cyber-shot digital cameras or NEX cameras by Sony can also be uploaded and viewed on the VAIO F Series notebook.

The notebook packs a powerful Quad Core second generation Intel Core i7 processor and the latest high-performance NVIDIA GeForce graphics with DX11, which meets 2D and 3D multimedia entertainment needs with ease, supporting smooth and fluid Full HD video playback and gaming.

The VAIO F Series boasts a 16.0-inch Full HD LED Backlit LCD display, the ability to convert 2D content to 3D, a realistic surround sound with S-Force Front Surround 3D and inbox bass-reflex speakers.

For business professionals looking for ultra-mobile and powerful computing on the road, Sony’s 13.3-inch VAIO S Series comes handy. Slim and stylish, the 1.72-kg notebook is travel-friendly and features a smart battery concept that provides up to 12 hours of battery life on one charge (with extended battery).

Similar to a book, even with the extended battery in place, the VAIO S Series features a ‘full flat’ design, enhancing its portability and robustness. Intuitive new technology enables power to be drawn from the external battery first, and once drained the VAIO intuitively reverts to the internal battery. Notebook users can also conveniently detach and charge the external battery independently, without having to first shut down their notebook.

Key VAIO S Series features include up to six hour battery life and up to 12 hours with extended battery (optional accessory); a dynamic hybrid graphic system for balanced stamina and performance; and a 13.3-inch VAIO LED backlit LCD display for bright colour, as well as contrast and clarity.

The VAIO S Series features the FastBoot technology which enable quick Boot and fast operation. With this quick Boot feature, the computer starts up in just within 17 seconds from shut down. This is very convenient for the users who do not want to waste any minute at work and study.

The second generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor with a choice of HDD or SSD storage provide computing power and data reliability to the VAIO S Series.

The third notebook in the new line-up is VAIO C Series could be the ultimate PC for those who seek to be noticed. Available in a range of vibrant colours, the stylish new 15.5-inch and 14.0-inch VAIO C Series are designed to brighten up the everyday PC experience, while still providing powerful computing performance.

The VAIO C Series features ‘light emitting’ material that absorbs ambient ultra-violet light through its flat surfaces and creates a dramatic, glow effect along the edges of the translucent PC lid and other surfaces. For users who would like to customise their technology, a colourful array of Bluetooth wireless mice and keyboard skins are available to mix and match with the VAIO C Series notebooks.

Other key features include a built-in HD web camera powered by ‘Exmor’ technology, a backlit keyboard and ambient light sensor. It also offers Fast Boot and quick web access for increased productivity, and the AMD Radeon 1GB Hybrid Graphics card for visibly smart performance and high picture quality, as well as the second generation Intel Core i5 processor / 320GB HDD / 4GB RAM providing computing power and ample storage capacity.


Mufaddal Fakhruddin is the Editor for IGN ME and thinks writing in third person about himself in an about me section is weird.

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