The VAIO S13A1 SVS13A18GX/B 13.3" Notebook Computer (Black) from Sony is built with the features and performance you need every day to stay connected and be entertained. The chassis of this Sony VAIO notebook features a lightweight, highly durable carbon fiber lid. The body sports a sleek black finish to give it a stylish look. With a full-flat design, this VAIO notebook abandons the need for bulky traditional batteries, unnecessary seams, protruding ports and trays. The system is also loaded with Sony's Media Gallery software, which makes it easy to organize all of your digital media so you can access your favorite music, photos and movies without having to dig through multiple folders.
For viewing all your favorite videos or photos, this Sony VAIO notebook supports Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology, which allows you stream HD video content to your HDTV. You'll need an Intel WiDi-compliant TV adapter, such as the Netgear Push2TV (sold separately), to utilize this technology. You can also use the integrated HDMI port on your Sony VAIO notebook to connect to your HDTV using an HDMI cable (sold separately), which supports both audio and video signals.
The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.9GHz Intel Core i7-3520M processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 640GB 7200rpm hard drive, a slot-loading SuperMulti DVD burner, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam, microphone and stereo speakers. Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) is the installed operating system.
- Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 Performance
- The Sony VAIO notebook houses a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.9GHz Intel Core i7-3520M processor. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.6GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. It also has Intel Hyper-Threading technology for smooth and seamless multitasking. Built-in Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology allows you to stream HD video content to your HDTV wirelessly with a WiDi-compliant TV adapter (sold separately)
- Bold and Bright
- This Sony VAIO notebook features a 13.3" widescreen display backlit with LED lamps, which use less power and provide better image quality than their CCFL counterparts. The screen features a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the standard for HDTVs. The 1600 x 900 native resolution is powered by the hybrid nVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE graphics card with 1GB of dedicated memory. You can also connect to an external display, such as a HDTV, via the HDMI port
- One Button Bliss
- Discover the convenience of three exclusive hardware buttons from Sony on this VAIO notebook, which are VAIO, ASSIST and WEB. The WEB button gives you instant access to the Internet without having to fully boot up the computer. The VAIO button launches either the Picture Motion Browser or the Media Gallery application so you can create as well as organize your music, photos and movies. The ASSIST button links you directly to VAIO Care software, which can help you troubleshoot PC issues in order to maintain optimal performance
- PlayMemories Home Software
- Uniquely smart and easy-to-use, PlayMemories Home software makes organizing, editing and sharing your photos and videos easy. Instantly import and sort your content by event or date. Then transform your favorites from ordinary to extraordinary with intuitive adjustments and stunning filters. You can even create heartwarming slide-shows complete with transitions and soundtracks in 3 simple steps. Finally, share your picks privately with family and friends or on popular social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube. PlayMemories Online service can even securely store your content in the cloud allowing virtually all of your devices to access it anytime, anyplace
- Refined Simplicity
- This Sony VAIO notebook is a beautifully designed notebook computer featuring a distinctive wrap design that is sure to turn heads. The keyboard features an LED backlight that creates a pleasant glow, framing the individual keys and illuminating the lettering to make it even easier to find the right keys in low-lit rooms. The multi-gesture touchpad allows you to scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom in and out of images, swipe to flip through pages or photos, and you can even rotate an image, and much more. And rather than clicking on a button, just click on the left or right mouse areas in order to activate those functions. With a full-size keyboard and large touchpad, you'll this Sony VAIO notebook provides a comfortable computing experience
- VAIO Gate
- VAIO Gate offers fast and easy access to favorite multimedia programs and entertainment. A bar with large icons at the top of your desktop and keeps track of your most popular programs and media. It's simple and easy to use. Just click on an icon to go straight to a program. Personalize VAIO Gate by moving icons within the browser or adding and removing them completely by simple drag and drop
- Rapid Wake
- With Sony's own Rapid Wake technology, you never have to shut down your computer again. Whether you are done working for the day or just heading out to get some coffee, simply close the lid to put your PC into sleep mode. Then, when you're ready to start again, resume in 2 seconds with your data safe and secure. If you are unplugged, don't worry about draining your battery. Your PC can stay in sleep mode for days
- USB 3.0
- This Sony VAIO notebook has two USB 3.0 ports, which are 10 times faster than USB 2.0 ports, so you can transfer data faster and with less wait time. You can also charge USB-compliant devices, such as mp3 players or your smartphone through the USB 2.0 port. Even if the VAIO notebook is shut down, you can still charge without having to turn it on