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 Sonystyle.com and in select stores starting today.