The VAIO S1511 SVS15116FX/S 15.5" Notebook Computer (Silver) from Sony delivers optimal performance and excellent mobility. The beautiful brushed aluminum shell conceals the storage technologies for ultra-fast boot times as well as the battery for longer battery life. The fully flat design provides an ultra-smooth build without adding any extra heft. It also makes it easier to place in bags and laptop sleeves.
For viewing all your favorite videos or photos, this Sony VAIO Ultrabook 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 Ultrabook to connect to your HDTV using an HDMI cable (sold separately), which supports both audio and video signals.
The system is powered by a quad-core Ivy Bridge 2.1GHz Intel Core i7-3612QM processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM (4GB onboard + 4GB removable), 750GB 5400rpm hard drive, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also integrated stereo speakers that utilize Clear Phase and xLoudClear Phase technologies for richer sound. xLoud technology enhances speaker volume without sacrificing quality. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.
Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 Performance
This Sony VAIO Ultrabook features an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3612QM processor. Its quad cores can reach a speed of up to 2.1GHz. The processor can also be overclocked to reach a speed of up to 3.1GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 6MB L3 cache, 8GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to multitask smoothly and seamlessly
Amazing Full HD 1080p Display
The widescreen display includes an LED backlight that ensures a bright display while conserving battery power. Enjoy a wider spectrum of color for more true-to-life images with this display. Plus, the 15.5" screen features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and IPS (in-plane switching) technology so you can enjoy a crisper image and wider viewing angle
The nVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE graphics card with 2GB of dedicated memory delivers the perfect balance of graphics performance with long battery life. With nVIDIA Optimus technology, the nVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE graphics card is used for graphics-intensive tasks, such as video editing or PC gaming, but can also seamlessly switch to integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 for simpler tasks, such as word processing and web surfing
PlayMemories Home software makes organizing, editing and sharing your photos and videos a breeze. Instantly import and sort your content by event or date. Then edit your favorites with intuitive adjustments and stunning filters. You can even create slideshows complete with transitions and soundtracks in 3 simple steps. After you're done, you can share your pictures privately with family and friends or on popular social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube. PlayMemories Online service can also securely store your content in the cloud, which is accessible from virtually all of your devices
The included Media Gallery software can automatically create unique song playlists based on beat, tone and rhythm as well as help you rediscover forgotten favorites with recommendations based on your previously played tracks. Playback can be controlled by hand gestures using the built-in webcam. Simply wave your hand and Media Gallery software will advance to the next track or photo. Media Gallery software even makes it easy to share your personal photos and videos. Publish your favorites to popular sites like Facebook, YouTube, Picasa and many more directly from Media Gallery interface
VAIO Gate offers fast and easy access to favorite multimedia programs and content. A bar with large icons, located at the top of your desktop, keeps track of your most frequently used programs and media. It's simple and easy to use. Just click on an icon to go straight to a program without having to go through the Start menu. Personalize VAIO Gate by moving icons within the browser or by adding and removing them completely with drag and drop
Sony Entertainment Network
The Sony Entertainment Network is the ultimate digital entertainment portal. It's your all-access pass to music and movies. You can access all of these media files from just one account. Listen to your favorite songs through Music Unlimited Service and watch your favorite HD movies and TV shows with Video Unlimited
One Button Bliss
This Sony VAIO Ultrabook comes with three shortcut hardware buttons, which are VAIO, ASSIST and WEB. Get one touch access to the web without having to fully boot up into Windows with WEB button. Press the VAIO button to launch either PlayMemories Home or Media Gallery software and access music, photos and movies in an instant. The ASSIST button links directly to VAIO Care software that helps maintain and troubleshoot PC issues for optimal performance
With Sony Rapid Wake technology, you'll be able to simply close the lid of your Sony VAIO Ultrabook and it'll automatically go into sleep mode. When you're ready to use your computer again, just open the lid and the Sony VAIO Ultrabook will resume in 2 seconds with all your data safe and secure. If you're unplugged, you don't have to worry about draining your battery because the Sony VAIO Ultrabook uses very little energy in sleep mode for prolonged battery life
Take it to the Big Screen
You can output in Full HD 1080p content to your HDTV using the HDMI port on your Sony VAIO Ultrabook. The HDMI cable (sold separately) has the ability to output both video and audio signals so you only need one cable