The Sony Vaio S is the companies mainstream business laptop. The VPCSB26FG model is the entry level Vaio S. Featuring a 13.3-inch (1366 x 768 pixel) resolution screen and weighing in at just 3.8 pounds, it is large enough to be used as a primary laptop or for hours of long use and light enough for frequent carry. The Sony Vaio S weighs 0.8 pounds less than it primary competitor, the 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro. This puts the Vaio S in between the weight of a MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, while providing an optical drive and discrete graphics.
The other specifications are:
- Windows 7 Home Premium with Service Pack 1 64-bit
- Intel® Core i5-2410M Processor 2.30 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 2.90 GH
- 4GB DDR1333 RAM
- 500 GB SATA Hard Drive
- AMD Radeon HD 6470M and Intel HD Graphics 3000 with 512MB dedicated memory
- 2 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 port
- HDMI out
- Card and memory stick readers
- Fingerprint scanner
- Rated at up to six hours battery life
The price of the entry level Vaio S has been dropping drastically as of late. The previous model was priced Php59,999. Two months ago, the updated model was released with a faster processor and larger hard drive with the price being reduced to Php54,999. Now, the price is down to a amazing Php44,999.
At Php44,999 it is priced all 17K below the price of the entry level 13-inch MacBook Pro. The current selling price is so low it can now compete even with the Acer Aspire TimelineX 3820T. The 3820T is still 7K cheaper, but the Vaio S has the advantage of discrete AMD Radeon HD 6470M graphics, 2GB more RAM and an optical drive.
Sony Vaio S VPCSB26FG comes in four colors: Black, blue, silver and pink.