SOURCE: Sony Europe

Sony Europe

January 06, 2010 19:30 ET

For Business, for Pleasure, for You: Light, Feature-Packed New VAIO S Series and Y Series

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - CES

-- VAIO S Series: effortlessly manage everyday work and play, with high powered processor and graphics

-- VAIO Y Series: long battery life and efficient handling of daily multimedia tasks with high contrast real wide screen

Power, portability and performance: they're yours with a beautifully styled new ultra mobile notebook computer from Sony.

If you're serious about doing business on the move, the elegant VAIO S Series teams a brilliantly detailed 33.8cm (13.3") wide VAIO Display with LED backlight plus all the graphics power you need.

Sharing the same 33.8cm (13.3") LED screen as its S Series sibling, the lightweight VAIO Y Series proves that portability doesn't mean compromising battery life or elegant design.

Both models can be optionally specified with VAIO Everywair, giving you high-speed connectivity on the move via 3G mobile broadband networks.

New VAIO S Series - Performance packed mobility, for work or play

The stylish new VAIO S Series offers a compelling blend of mobility and performance that's perfect for doing better business. Weighing just 2kg (with battery) and sleekly sculpted in tough, light magnesium alloy, it's the perfect all-rounder for work or play.

The new VAIO S Series notebook computer is powered by the latest generation of energy-efficient Intel® Core™ processors. Performance is boosted by up to 4GB of fast DDR3 RAM that gives plenty of space to run all your applications with ease. High performance NVIDIA® GeForce® 310M graphics with 512MB GDDR3 VRAM (selected models) copes effortlessly with business presentations, movies and gaming. You'll benefit fully from the GPU's awesome graphics capabilities even when viewing on a connected HD TV via the HDMI port.

The widescreen 33.8cm (13.3") VAIO Display with LED backlight offers superb clarity, contrast and colour accuracy for a beautiful view of movies, photos, graphics and more.

Selected models feature a backlit keyboard with ambient light sensor. The same light sensor adjusts screen brightness on all models for comfortable viewing while cutting power consumption. There's also a multi-touch trackpad for comfortable, positive operation.

Built-in security features include Advanced HDD Protection that safeguards your data from disc crashes -- even while you're booting up or preparing to go into hibernation mode.

Connectivity includes three USB ports and HDMI for enjoying your Full HD media collection on a connected TV. Even if you're far from a Wi-fi hotspot, optional VAIO Everywair 3G mobile broadband keeps you connected at download speeds up to 7.2 Mbps.

There's also a full range of accessories from Sony that includes a docking station, privacy filter for undisturbed screen viewing, matching carry case and mouse options... and much more.

New VAIO Y Series - Your daily companion

The slim new VAIO Y Series makes it beautifully easy to manage your digital life and handle daily multimedia tasks.

Weighing less than 1.8kg, the new Y Series notebook computer stands out from the crowd with its chic case that features magnesium alloy for extra strength, plus cylindrical hinge styling that's a signature of VAIO. It shares the same high contrast real wide 33.8cm (13.3") LED VAIO Display featured on the new VAIO S Series, providing a brilliantly detailed view of documents, graphics and more.

Whether you're blogging, taking notes, browsing or catching up on that important assignment, VAIO Y Series is designed to let you work and play for longer. Power drain is minimised by the ultra-low voltage Intel processors. Standard battery life of up to 9h hours(1) allows plenty of power for a full working day, plus some extra me-time. An extra-small AC adaptor takes up less space when you're travelling.

The full-pitch keyboard is designed for comfortable, error-free typing with precise key spacing and positive response -- ideal for creating presentations on the move, word processing while commuting or blogging in cafes. Controlling and navigating multimedia files is easier than ever with the new multi gesture touchpad. Circle scroll, flick navigate backwards and forwards, pinch zoom and pivot rotate using precise fingertip movements.

Selected models include VAIO Everywair 3G mobile broadband, expanding your options for staying connected while you're on the move.

For extra convenience and peace of mind, a front panel-mounted ASSIST button on both notebooks gives one-touch access to VAIO Care. This easy-to-use new programme helps maintain, diagnose and troubleshoot your VAIO with just a few clicks. VAIO Care even helps rescue and recover data when your PC won't boot up.

A slim new VAIO S Series and VAIO Y Series notebook computer can be pre-ordered from Sony Style Store ( In addition, 'VAIO by you'(2) makes it easy to create the VAIO S Series that's perfect for your personal needs, with a choice of configurable HDD, optical disc and other options. Sony Style Store customers buying S Series online can also enjoy special colour choices such as soft green and soft pink, plus other exclusive options to make their VAIO even more individual.

The new VAIO S Series and Y Series of notebook PCs from Sony are available from the end of January 2010.

(1) based on MobileMark® 2007

(2) 'VAIO by you' available in UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Netherlands

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About Sony:

Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and high-definition (HD) professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM® HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League until 2012, Official FIFA Partner until 2014 and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010 and 2014, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.

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