Sony, one of the world’s biggest electronic companies has finally begun to ship the 15.5 inch VAIO S, which was introduced at IFA in the last August 2011. Sony has started a serious wide renovation programme in the last May. It brought outstanding changes in portability, performance and power efficiency using the Intel’s Sandy Bridge platform. The brand new 15.5 inch VAIO S is just a part of that series of changes. The new machine is capable to run the second generation Core i3, i5 and i7 processors, like the 13.3 inch iteration that was unveiled earlier this year.
Although, all of the chips necessarily include Intel’s integrated graphics engine, one can supplement that with an alternative AMD Radeon HD 6470M 512MB or 6630M 1GB. If someone wants to play game he or she might need to jump for a discrete chip considering that the 15.5 inch display has an inherent resolution of 1080p. The system can be built with 4, 6, or 8 GB of RAM as per order and the storage option can range from single hard drives to dual 128, 256 or 512 GB solid state drives.
Just like other 13.3 inch device, this 15.5 inch VAIO S offers the feature of a DVD or Blu-ray drive as well as the battery of it can be augmented with a Sheet Battery. In case of connectivity the system is not a piece of surprise, because it offers quite normal features like gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 802. 11b/g/n, Bluetooth version2.1, VGA-out, one USB port version 3.0 and two USB version 2.0 ports. Among other specs it includes a built in HD webcam and mic and backlit keyboard and all that in a starting price of $ 1000.
Along with the announcement of VAIO S, Sony has also introduced various updates across its product lines. The VAIO C has acquired a Core i7, VAIO E has acquired a Core i5, VAIO F and L now has gained a second generation Core processor and VAIO SA, SB and SE have obtained the red colour option.