Ok so the Sony VAIO S laptop is not new, we know that. But what is new is the announcement of a custom built option which is definitely a welcome development. The Sony VAIO S launched in the Spring of 2010 as a lightweight option for somebody who is always on the road or is a frequent traveler in the business world. There are a few things that come on every VAIO S, pre-built or custom, like a 13.3-inch display. The device itself is 1-inch thick and weighs over 4 pounds so it is still pretty light.
When it comes to customization, you can get up to a Ci5-580M processor, up to 256GB SSD and up to 8GB of RAM. A popular feature on the customization list is a backlit keyboard which is available on the VAIO S. You can also opt for a Blu-ray disc writable drive , Windows 7 Professional and an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card with 512MB of VRAM.
If you decide to go with an Intel graphics option then your VAIO S will be compatible with WiDi. This just means you will have the ability to stream content from your laptop to your HDTV wirelessly. The VAIO S comes in a magnesium casing and G-Sensor Shock Protection technology. This is to help protect your computer from the everyday bumps you put it through, especially if you carry it around in a messenger bag like I do.
As an added bonus, the Sony Style Team is offering a free upgrade to a Ci5 processor with any custom built models that add Windows Professional 7. But if custom just isn’t your thing then you will be pleased to know that all pre-built versions of the VAIO S purchased at SonyStyle.com come with an extended battery.
You can get this device in either black or silver though Sony Style just added the VAIO S to its Signature line. Signature models can be acquired in the two limited edition colors of wavy white and wavy black. Signature models also come with 512MB dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 310 graphics. Custom models have a base starting price of $874.99.
Source: Sony Blog