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S Series
U.S.List Price
UPC: 027242839182
* 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor
* Genuine Windows® 7 Professional
* Up to 12 hours of combined battery life with optional sheet battery for
all-day mobility9
* Light and slim 15” laptop with a thin 1” profile and only 4.4 lbs.
* Full HD 1080p display with Hybrid Graphics allows for increased
* Magnesium alloy casing for added durability
* Intel® Wireless Display for simple, wireless content streaming8
* Backlit keyboard for a convenient typing experience
* VAIO Care™ software makes PC maintenance simple
* Enhance your on-line personal security with Symantec VIP Access
* Wait less and transfer data faster with USB 3.0 technology
* Take it to the big screen with HDMI® output (cable sold separately)
A revolution in Sony®
VAIO® design
With uncompromising attention to detail and a passion for design, Sony introduces the next generation in VAIO
® laptop design. Simple yet bold, the S Series features a fully flat design concept that abandons traditional
bulky batteries, unnecessary seams and protruding ports.
A seamless piece of brushed aluminum milled to precise specifications creates the core of the S Series
chassis offering firm structural integrity while creating bold clean contours.
Perfectly portable
Lightweight and easy to handle at just 4.4 lbs. with a thin 1” profile, the VAIO® S Series laptop is crafted for
those on the move. Featuring 2nd generation Intel® Core™ technology, full HD 1080p display, hybrid graphics,
Blu-ray Disc™ technology (select models), up to 8GB RAM and a durable magnesium alloy casing, the S
Series laptop has everything it takes to get you through the most demanding of days - all in a thin-and-light
15.5” form factor. Plus a host of energy-saving features deliver up to 6 hours of standard battery life, and up to
12 hours of total combined battery life with the all new large capacity sheet battery (sold separately) – helping
to keep you unplugged longer.9
2nd generation Intel®
processor technology
As our most popular family member, the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor features Intel® Turbo Boost
Technology 2.0 that increases your PC’s speed automatically. See and feel performance with a visible
difference. Get the visibly smart processor with a boost.2
Free yourself from the
Leveraging the latest innovations in lithium polymer technology, the battery of the S Series is integrated into
the PC and conforms to the contours of the chassis offering a thinner battery profile while still supplying up to 6
hours of battery life.9 This concept even extends to the all-new large capacity sheet battery and leaves behind
the traditional bulky and protruding long-life batteries of the past. Attaching directly to the standard capacity
battery and by working in tandem with it, you’ll enjoy up to 12 hours of total combined battery life (with optional
sheet battery) – helping to keep you unplugged longer.9
Premium Hybrid Graphics
The VAIO® S Series puts you in control by offering a Hybrid Graphics system that allows you to easily set
your system to deliver powerful AMD Radeon™ graphics performance when you need it and energy
savings when you don’t. Plus, you can even adjust your performance level on the fly without needing to reboot.
A simple hardware switch enables you to choose between two settings: 1. Select Speed for maximum power
while multi-tasking or running heavier applications 2. Select Stamina to conserve energy and extend battery
life for light computing and mobile scenarios
LED backlit display
Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, the VAIO® S Series laptop
features exceptional picture quality. The 15” (1920×1080) widescreen display includes an LED backlight that
helps ensure a bright display while conserving battery power.
Enhance the security of
the Internet
Symantec™ VIP is a powerful, additional layer of security that links your PC to the online account, VPN or
application that you select, decreasing the ability of thieves to access your accounts and information from
another PC.25 Created jointly by industry leaders Intel® and Symantec, and available through select member
websites, VIP helps ensure that only you can access your online accounts and websites. When you log into
any of the hundreds of VIP member websites, you’re asked to provide a one-time password that’s
automatically generated by Intel® Identity Protection Technology. Since the password is random, and you get
a new one each time you visit, it’s virtually impossible for cybercriminals to hijack your online identity.25 The
best part? The identity protection technology is built into your new PC’s processor, so there’s no extra
hardware to buy and no tokens or other “credentials” to lug around, forget, or lose. Protecting yourself online
has never been easier.25
Convenient backlit
Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony’s vision and our keyboards are no exception. Designed for ease
of use, the S Series features a precisely engineered keyboard and integrated 10-key pad for the ultimate in
speed and convenience. And to make it even easier to find the right keys, an automatic LED backlight
illuminates each key.
Take it to the big screen –
Now it’s easy to wirelessly stream content to your HDTV with the Intel® Wireless Display enabled S Series
laptop. Sit back and experience your favorite online TV shows and movies from the comfort of your couch.
Access personal video, music and photos from your hard drive or home network and immediately send it
wirelessly to the biggest display in up to full 1080p HD and 5.1 surround sound.8 With integrated Intel®
Wireless Display technology, searching for cables and stringing them across your living room or office is a
thing of the past.8
Superspeed USB
The S Series laptop features a USB 3.0 port perfect for connecting a compatible external hard drive and
allowing you to wait less and transfer data up to10x faster than USB 2.0.
Hardware Buttons
The S Series laptop also comes with three special hardware buttons: VAIO, ASSIST and WEB to help you get
where you want to go with a simple touch of a button. • Select the WEB button for one touch access to the web
without full boot up into Windows™. • Press the VAIO button and instantly launch Media Gallery™ software
to enjoy all your photos and music in a whole new way. • ASSIST button links directly to VAIO Care™ software
that helps maintain and troubleshoot any PC issues for optimal performance.
Enhance your image
An all new built-in HD web camera offers superb video conferencing quality. Powered by an Exmor™ sensor,
this HD web camera offers amazing low-light performance and includes face tracking technology that allows
the camera to automatically adjust and keep you in focus as you move about.
Better support for your
VAIO® computer
From the ground up, we design VAIO® computers to deliver the best experience possible. To help make sure
of this, we back our computers with industry-leading support that is distinguished by such features as inhome12 and international26 service. Here’s the high level of support you can expect when you choose a VAIO
computer. • In-home service12—that’s right, when possible we’ll come out to your house to resolve your issue
• International service26 available in over 40 countries • 24/7 phone and chat support • Parts and labor are
covered as part of the standard limited warranty on covered repairs • Online support website with access to
drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums and more • Optional Sony extended service plans4 that extend
your limited warranty coverage up to 4 years from the date of your PC purchase
PC tune-ups and
maintenance made easy.
Not a PC expert? Don’t know what a “de-frag” is? No problem. We’ve designed an easy-to-use tool that lets
you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO® PC with just a few clicks. With just a few clicks, VAIO Care™
software lets you: • Tune-up your VAIO® PC to help keep it running its best for the long haul. • Check for and
install recent updates from Sony and Microsoft to keep your VAIO® up to date. • Identify and troubleshoot
issues on your own. • Create recovery discs (media sold separately) to back up your system software and
settings. • Connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert.
Processor Type
Intel® Core™ i5-2430M
Processor Technology
Dual Core
Processor Speed
2.40GHz1 with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.00GHz2
Processor Cache
Display Specifications
Screen Size
1920 x 1080
Display Technology
Full HD
Backlight Technology
Memory Specifications
Installed Memory
4GB (onboard)
Memory Type/Speed
Max. Memory
Graphics Specifications
Graphics Processor
AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M
Graphics Video RAM
1GB dedicated5
Graphics Technology
Hybrid Graphics
Storage Specifications
Storage Type
Serial ATA
Storage Capacity
Storage Technology
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
CD/DVD Player / Burner
Optical Drive Support CD/DVD
Read / Write
Hardware Specifications
Built-in HD web camera powered by Exmor™ sensor and microphone
QWERTY, 103 keys with 1.7mm stroke and 19.05mm pitch
10-Key Numeric Pad
Backlit Keyboard
Audio Specifications
Sound System
Intel® High Definition Audio with Dolby® Home Theater® Technology v4
Inputs and Outputs
USB 3.0
USB 2.0
VGA Output(s)
Headphone Output
Secure Digital (SD) Slot
Port Replicator
HDMI® Output(s)
Memory Stick Duo™
Bluetooth® Technology
Bluetooth Integrated Stereo A2DP (2.1 + EDR)27
Ethernet Protocol
WiFi Adapter
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6230
WiDi Ready
Yes - Intel® Wireless Display Technology8
Software Specifications
Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional with Service Pack 1 64-bit
Supplied Software
Microsoft® Office Starter with reduced-functionality versions of Word and Excel®6, VAIO Care™, Media
Gallery™, PMB - VAIO Edition
Anti-Virus Software
Norton Internet Security™ 2012 30-Day Trial Offer11
Service and Warranty
Toll-Free Phone Support
Onsite/In-Home Service
International Service
Limited Warranty Term
1 Year
Priority Phone Support
Weights and
Dimensions (Approx.)
14.97" (W) x 0.97" (H) x 10.08" (D)
Weight (Approx.)
4.40 lbs. (with Internal Battery)
General Specifications
Trusted Platform Module (TCG ver. 1.2 certified)
Action Buttons
VAIO, ASSIST, WEB, Speed/Stamina, Wireless On/Off
Pointing Device
Touchpad (Gesture supported)
Power Specifications
Battery Type
Internal Lithium Polymer Battery (4400mAh)
DVD Playback
Up to 3 hours 50 minutes9
Default Brightness
Up to 6 hours9
Maximum Brightness
Up to 5 hours 10 minutes9
Supplied Accessories
U.S.List Price
Internal Lithium Polymer Battery (4400mAh), AC Adapter, Power Cord
Pricing available upon request
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1. GHz denotes maximum microprocessor internal clock speed and may vary based on application.
2. Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is available only on 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i5
and Core™ i7 processors. Performance varies depending on hardware, software and system configuration.
4. 1 GB = one billion bytes. Actual formatted capacity will be less.
5. Allocation of system memory to graphics varies depending on operating condition, version of device driver and total system memory size.
6. Microsoft® Office Starter: reduced-functionality Word and Excel® only, with advertising. No PowerPoint® or Outlook®.
7. For some third party software, Sony provides initial support. Additional support may be available from the applicable vendor. Availability may vary by
8. Requires TV Adapter and compatible television. Does not support Blu-ray Disc™ or other protected content playback.
9. Estimates based on Sony engineering. Actual performance may vary considerably based on hardware configuration, software, power management
settings, environmental conditions, wireless connectivity and other factors. Maximum battery capacity will normally decrease with time and use.
11. Norton™ Internet Security 2012 30-day subscription is pre-installed on your Sony VAIO PC. You need to activate the software for the product to work.
After your 30-days are finished, buy Norton Internet Security to continue to be protected from viruses, hackers and identify theft.
12. Availability may be limited. See limited warranty for details.
26. Not all models applicable. Registration required. See www.sony.com/IRSP for details.
Specifications subject to change. Non-metric weights and measures are approximate. Certain Microsoft products included with this computer may
use technological measures for copy protection. IN SUCH EVENT, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO USE THE PRODUCT IF YOU DO NOT FULLY
COMPLY WITH THE PRODUCT ACTIVATION PROCEDURES. Product activation procedures and Microsoft’s privacy policy will be detailed during
initial launch of the product, or upon certain reinstallations of the software product(s) or reconfigurations of the computer and may be completed by
Internet or telephone (toll charges may apply). This product meets the standards of the International Energy Star Program for energy efficiency.
©2011 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, VAIO, Memory Stick
Duo, Exmor, S-Force, Vegas, ACID, Sound Forge, VAIO Care Media Gallery and the Sony make.believe logo are trademarks of Sony in the U.S.
and in other countries. Intel and Core are trademarks of the Intel Corporation in the U.S. and in other countries. Microsoft, Windows and Excel are
registered trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation in the U.S. and in other countries. Blu-ray Disc and its logo is a trademark. Bluetooth and the
Bluetooth logo are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Dolby and Dolby Home Theater are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
Norton Internet Security is a trademark of Symantec Corporation or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are trademarks
of their respective owners. Certain restrictions apply. See www.sonystyle.com/pcwarranty for more information.
This PDF was printed at sony.com/professional. Copyright 2011, Sony Electronics Inc All Rights Reserved.
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