Sony Vaio: series E & S updates

Sony updates its series Vaio E (approximately 80% of its sales volume) and series S, a line-oriented to professionals.

After having presented at the beginning of months its Ultrabooks - squarely behind - Japanese Sony takes advantage of the spring (if, if, we have...) to renew its laptops Vaio E series and S. New references that have interest to please for help the mark up the slope, after the publication of the catastrophic results. It is also not a surprise that series E and S are the first to be subject to changes (before the usual updates of re-entry), since these series that sell best.

Thus, the series E of 14 "what two big brothers of 15.5" and 17.3 ", benefiting from a new global design. Smooth hull, rounded forms and sober colours are in the program, and definitions of 1600 x 900 pixels that can pass to 1920 x 1080 as an option. The touchpad is reworked. Great, it does appear left and right clicks. While the optical drive moves to the slot-in. Also, a new audio system is integrated under the banner "xLoud", and Sony indicates that the cooling system is entirely new. According to Sony, it is an opportunity to listen to feedback from users who complained of machines to the sound system too little performance and a hair too noisy.

Sony Vaio E 15

Conclude by pointing out that the backlit keyboard is offered as an option. Prices start at €470 for the "15.5 and €520 for 17", configurations are customizable through online store Sony, ranging to the Core i7-3612QM, 8 GB DDR3, burner Blu - ray, Radeon HD 7650M 2 GB, 1TB of hard drive (no), larger battery... What pushed the Bill around the €1200 with these components on the model "17.3. End on the E series by specifying that the mark evaluates the possibility out a model of a diagonal of 11.6 "in this series. Step of Intel, but a Brazos APU instead, for less than €500 with a hard disk of 500 GB and 4 GB of RAM.

On the S series, Sony puts forward two new main models of 13.3 "and 15.5". The new chassis is thinner and does not exceed 20 mm. The optical drive is also in the slot-in, touchpad has the same adjustments and the keyboard can also be backlit. Good news, the slab is treated non-glare, but the definition is stuck at 1366 x 768 pixels on the 13.3 ", while the" 15.5 may mount up to Full HD. Side weight, the advantage is to the smallest with 1.7 Kg all included, while the "15.5 remains narrowly below 2 Kg. Two ports USB 3.0, exit HDMI, WiFi n, Bluetooth 4.0, Webcam 1.3 megapixels, connectivity is complete.

Sony Vaio S

Note that in the Configurator, Series S "13.3 does not choose graphics (access to a GeForce GT 640 M the reserved to 15.5"), and must simply the iGPU integrated with Intel processors to the Core i5-3210M. Starting prices are approximately €900 13.3 "and about €1000 to 15.5".

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