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Sony intros 15.5-inch Vaio S, adds new Core CPUs to rest

updated 12:10 pm EDT, Wed August 31, 2011

Sony shows 15.5-inch Vaio S with 1080p display

Sony on Wednesday introduced a new addition to the Vaio S lineup with a 15.5-inch model. It sports a 1080p display and measures under one-inch thick while weighing in at 4.4lbs. Its magnesium and aluminum alloy case can be had in black or silver.

An optional, $150 sheet battery brings life up to 12 hours. It has special charging cables that allow it to be recharged without being attached to the notebook.

The new notebook gets a Core i7 CPU and can be had with SSDs up to 1TB in capacity. Some versions also get AMD's 1GB Radeon HD 6630 Hybrid GPU. A switch lets users pick between Speed and Stamina modes.

The screen bezel has a built-in HD web cam with face tracking technology and a microphone. A Blu-ray drive is also an option.

The 15.5-inch Vaio S ships in October, with prices starting at about $1,000.

At the same time, Sony has refreshed its 13.3-inch Vaio S notebooks by replacing their processors with Intel's Sandy Bridge Core CPUs. The new Core i3, i5 and i7 chips are the only change, so the same 4GB of RAM remains. These renewed notebooks ship on October 2, with no change in price expected.






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