SOURCE: Sony Europe

Sony Europe

January 05, 2011 20:30 ET

Travel Light, Work Anywhere With Thin, Light New VAIO Y Series

Fully Featured 11.6" (29.4cm) Portable Notebook PCs With Long Battery Life

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 5, 2011) - (CES BOOTH #14200)

  • Slim, easy to carry notebook PC
  • Work all day with up to 6 hrs battery stamina
  • High-contrast 11.6" (29.4cm) widescreen VAIO Display
  • Choice of Intel Core i3 and AMD VISION options
  • Up to 500GB HDD storage and up to 8GB RAM for speedy multi-tasking

Balancing performance, mobility and value, the slim new VAIO® Y Series notebook PC from Sony gives you more stamina and computing power with less to carry.

Ideal for business trips, holidays or the daily commute, new VAIO Y Series slips easily into a briefcase or bag. Weighting less than 1.5kg, it's easy to carry and hold with a tough, eye-catching chassis and cylindrical hinge design.

With ample processing power and generous 6 hr battery life, The new VAIO Y Series notebook PC by Sony is a fully-featured PC that's styled for an effortless computing experience, whether you're staying in contact with friends or catching up on work outside the office.

The high contrast 11.6" (29.4cm) real-wide VAIO Display provides plenty of screen space for web browsing, photo viewing and document editing.

The full-pitch isolation keyboard assures comfortable, precise typing. It's complemented by an ergonomic touchpad for precision gestural control with Genuine Microsoft Windows® 7 and supported applications. The built-in MOTION EYE® webcam and built-in microphone simplifies video conferencing or spontaneous web chats with friends and family.

Touching the conveniently-placed ASSIST button launches VAIO Care software, troubleshooting problems and keeping your VAIO in top condition. Three USB ports are complemented by Bluetooth® for cable-free file connectivity. There's also an HDMI output for enjoying stored HD videos and photos on your connected HD TV.

New VAIO Y Series is available with a choice of CPU and system configurations to suit everyone's day-to-day computing needs.

Beautifully styled in an elegant black finish, the VAIO YA portable notebook is great for business travellers who need to work harder with less to carry. Its speedy Intel® Core™ i3 processor is complemented by up to 500GB of HDD storage and a maximum of 8GB RAM for effortless multitasking with Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit installed.

Even more affordable, the VAIO YB portable notebook features brand-new VISION Technology from AMD. This combines powerful AMD processor technology and discrete-class DirectX® 11 graphics on a single chip, enabling an incredibly smooth, vivid HD visual experience. Finished in satin silver and loaded with Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, it offers discrete-class graphics power for a faster Internet experience and smooth Full HD movie playback. 

The slim, powerful VAIO YA portable notebook PCs are available from end January 2011. The light, feature-packed VAIO YB portable notebook PCs are available from end February 2011.

Processor   Intel® Core™ i3-380UM 1.33GHz   AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Discrete-Class Graphics
OS   Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (64-bit)   Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
Memory   4GB DDR2 800Mhz SDRAM (Max. 8GB)   2GB DDR3 1066Mhz SDRAM (Max. 4GB)
HDD   500GB Serial ATA 5400rpm   320GB Serial ATA 5400rpm
Screen   29.4cm (11.6") 16:9 VAIO Display (1366x768)   29.4cm (11.6") 16:9 VAIO Display (1366x768)
Graphics   Intel®  HD Graphics   AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Discrete-Class Graphics
Optical drive   -   -
Weight and size   1.46kg (with supplied battery);
202.8 x 25 x 290 mm (D x H x W)
  1.46kg (with supplied battery);
202.8 x 25 x 290 mm (D x H x W)
Others   WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth® 2.1; Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (x3); HDMI; MOTION EYE® digital camera   WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth® 2.1; Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (x3); MOTION EYE® digital camera

Specifications and features vary by model. Please check VAIO laptops for more information.


Environmental Info

Sony Europe is constantly rethinking and re-evaluating its products, processes and potential impact on the planet.

Product: Sony is committed to ensuring its products continue to use less energy -- we aim to reduce the average power consumption of our products by 30% by the end of FY2015*

Process: Our processes throughout the supply chain are as environmentally conscious as possible, from product creation to waste disposal -- we aim to reduce CO2 emissions from Sony Group sites by 30% by the end of FY2015**

Planet: Sony is determined that its practices as a business should be environmentally responsible -- our long term goal is to achieve a zero environmental footprint throughout the lifecycle of Sony's products and business activities

Please refer to for more information on Sony's environmental activities

* Compared to the level of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009
** Compared to the level of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001

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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, "α" (pronounced Alpha) digital SLR camera, 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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