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Sony VAIO S Series 13.3" Notebook Computer (Gunmetal)

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Product Highlights
  • 2.9GHz Intel Core i7-3520M Dual-Core
  • 12GB of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
  • 512GB Solid State Drive
  • nVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE Graphics (2GB)
  • 13.3" Widescreen LED-Backlit Display
  • 1600 x 900 Native Resolution
  • Slot-Loading Blu-ray Player
  • 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Integrated Webcam, Microphone & Speakers
  • Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)

The VAIO S Series 13.3" Notebook Computer from Sony features a sleek, full-flat design with carbon fiber elements for mobility. With a large clickable touchpad and a backlit keyboard, you'll be able to move the cursor and type with ease. The system is also loaded with Sony's Media Apps, which allow you to access your music, photos and videos as well as your social networks across all Sony devices.

The system is powered by a dual-core Ivy Bridge 2.9GHz Intel Core i7-3520M processor. It also has 12GB of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM (4GB are onboard and 8GB are removable), a 512GB solid state drive, a slot-loading Blu-ray Disc player with CD/DVD burning capabilities, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, an integrated webcam and microphone. There are also built-in stereo speakers.

Windows 8 Pro (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles that update in real-time, which provide faster access to news, weather forecasts, sports scores, social network updates and more. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience.

Hardware

Dual-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7 Performance
This VAIO S Series 13 notebook houses an Ivy Bridge Intel Core i7-3520M processor. Its dual cores can reach a stock speed of 2.9GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.6GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicated 4MB L3 cache, 12GB of DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able multitask between applications
Bold and Bright
The 13.3" widescreen display includes LED backlight technology that helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1600 x 900 native resolution provided by a hybrid graphics system, which utilizes both integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 and a dedicated nVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE graphics card with 2GB of discrete memory
Sensational Sound
With Dolby Home Theater v4 technology, this VAIO S Series notebook offers total control over audio settings. You can customize the sound and audio levels for more consistency as well as set your preferred volume
Simple Multi-Gesture Touchpad
Scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom in and out of images, swipe to flip through pages or photos, and rotate images with the multi-gesture touchpad. And rather than clicking on a button, just click on the left or right mouse areas in order to activate those functions
Full Connectivity
For Internet access, you have a choice of using the built-in 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack or go wireless with 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. You can use Bluetooth 4.0 to wirelessly connect to all your peripherals, such as a wireless mouse or keyboard. The HDMI port allows you output video to an HDTV
Sleek Portability
With a lightweight, durable carbon fiber lid, the VAIO S Series notebook features a full-flat design that abandons traditional bulky batteries, unnecessary seams and protruding ports
Sony's Media Apps
With Sony's Media apps, you get seamless connectivity across all of your Sony devices to your content. Share and play with it as you choose. Connect to your favorite social networks and share your favorite moments with family and friends. You will also have quick and easy access to the Sony Entertainment Network and other online content services for an endless array of content
Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition
Included with this VAIO S Series 13 notebook are four powerful Sony applications:
  • Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum
  • ACID Music Studio
  • Sound Forge Audio Studio
  • Windows 8 Pro

    The Redesigned Start Screen
    Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a more tablet style design featuring tiles that are customizable to your liking and that update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
    Seamless Integration of Multi-Touch Gestures
    Windows 8 supports multi-touch gestures. Now, you can use your keyboard, mouse or the touchpad using simple gestures. Whether you're browsing apps, reading a book or typing on the go with touch, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between all three interactive components. With the touchpad, Windows 8 allows you to use multi-touch gestures, such as swipe, drag, tap, slide, pinch-to-zoom and more
    To the Cloud
    With Windows 8, you'll be able to bring all your personalized Start screens with you by signing into your Microsoft account. When signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your own Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to your services as well, such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
    Windows Store
    In the Windows Store you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it
    Performance
    Processor 2.9GHz Intel Core i7-3520M Dual-Core Ivy Bridge
    Cache L3: 4MB
    System Bus 5GT/s
    Memory
    Installed: 12GB (1x4GB Onboard, 1x8GB SO-DIMM 204-Pin)
    Capacity: 12GB
    Graphics Card Type: Hybrid Graphics System
    Installed: Intel HD Graphics 4000  Shared ; NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE with 2GB Dedicated 
    Display
    Type Widescreen
    Size 13.3"
    Backlight LED
    Aspect Ratio 16:9
    Finish Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Native Resolution 1600 x 900
    Storage
    Hard Drive Installed: 512GB SSD
    Optical Drive Slot-Load Blu-ray ROM with DVD Burning
    Input/Output Connectors
    Ports 2x USB 3.0 (A)
    1x USB 2.0 (A) (Charge)
    Display 1x HDMI
    1x VGA
    Audio Integrated Stereo Speakers
    Integrated Microphone
    1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
    Flash Media Slot 1x SD
    1x Memory Stick Duo
    Communications
    Network 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
    Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
    Mobile Broadband None
    Webcam Yes
    1.3MP Photo
    General
    Operating System Windows 8 Pro (64-bit)
    Security Infineon TPM Software Professional Package, Fingerprint Reader
    Keyboard Keys: 82
    Type: Standard Notebook Keyboard
    Stroke: 1.7mm
    Pitch: 19.05mm
    Features: Backlight
    Pointing Device TouchPad with Multi-Touch Control
    Battery Lithium-Polymer  Providing up to 4.5 Hours per Charge (4400mAh)
    Power Requirements Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 13.0 x 0.9 x 8.8" / 33.0 x 2.3 x 22.4 cm
    Weight 3.69 lb / 1.67 kg
    Sony VAIO S Series 13.3" Notebook Computer (Gunmetal)
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Internal Lithium Polymer Battery
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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