Sony Announces Vaio S, a 13-inch Ultraportable for $899

Sony today announced an update to its Vaio S, a 13-inch ultraportable notebook that weighs just 4.4 pounds, and will start at $899. The new Vaio S will have a magnesium alloy case and feature Intel’s Calpella Core i3 and i5 processors.

As before, it will have a DVD drive, HDMI output, and stereo Bluetooth. Also like the Vaio S we reviewed in March of last year, this version will have Intel’s Wireless Display for streaming content from the notebook to a larger display. However, it should be noted that this version of WiDi only streams 720p content; only the newer Sandy Bridge systems support 1080p streaming.

A welcome addition for students is G-Sensor  Shock Protection technology, which helps protect the system from sudden bumps and hits.

The notebook will be available for pre-order on and in select stores starting today.

  • Processor: 2.53-GHz Intel Core i3-380M
  • RAM/Expandable to: 4GB/8GB
  • Hard drive size/speed: 500GB/5,400 rpm
  • Display size/resolution: 13.3 inches/1366 x 768
  • Optical drive: DVD Supermulti
  • Graphics: Intel HD
  • Ports: HDMI, VGA, two USB 2.0, Ethernet, headphone, mic
  • Card slots: Memory Stick, SD, ExpressCard/34
  • Wireless: Intel 802.11a/b/g/n, Intel Wireless Display, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Size: 13 x 9 x 1.1-1.2 inches
  • Weight: 4.4 pounds

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  1. bob Says:

    When will this be reviewed???

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