The VAIO SA3 VPCSA3AFX 13.3" Notebook Computer (Platinum Silver) from Sony combines high processing power with compact portability into one energy-efficient notebook computer. The 13.3" widescreen display features LED backlighting, which provides more light than their traditional CCFL counterpart. LED technology is also more environmentally friendly because it doesn't use mercury or other environmental toxins and maintains low power consumption. The screen on this VAIO notebook also features a 16:9 aspect ratio and a 1600 x 900 native resolution, which is greater than the resolution of a 720p video.
This VAIO notebook supports Intel's Wireless Display (WIDI) technology, which allows you to connect to an HDTV wirelessly. Unfortunately, you won't be able to utilize this feature out of the box since you will need to purchase a compatible TV adapter like the Netgear Push2TV accessory. If you'll rather go the wired route, you'll be able to connect to an HDTV with the VAIO notebook's HDMI port.
This system is powered by a dual-core 2.40GHz Intel Core i5-2430M processor, which can also be overclocked to 3.00GHz with Intel Turbo Boost. It is loaded with 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 5400rpm hard drive, dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, an integrated webcam and microphone, a biometric fingerprint reader, a TPM security module and a memory card reader. Graphics are handled by the AMD Radeon HD 6630M GPU with 1GB of memory. This hybrid graphics card can operate in discrete mode for superior performance and switch to integrated mode for better battery life. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) is the installed operating system.