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Before going into the main review of Sony’s latest S-series Vaio, the VPCS12V9E/B, let me delve into the history, technology and the drawbacks of the Vaio series laptops. The reason why I have not mentioned the advantages is obvious. Matter of Attitude: Nobody can deny the fact that the invention ... Read review

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"...well. If you look into the Sony Vaio W series PCs, it functions both as conventional or a regular computer and a more or less miniature entertainment hub. It is widely known that Sony manufactured computers in 1980s for the national market only but withdrew from the computer scene around the end of 1990 only to comeback with global exposure under the VAIO branding with the PCV series of DTs in 1996. The logo of VAIO is the integration of analog and ..." Read review
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Manufacturer's product description

Easy to carry to and from the office or between rooms at home. The VAIO S series is slim and compact. Take it wherever you go. A tough magnesium alloy body protects the notebook from knocks and shocks as you travel.

General

MPN VPCS12V9E/B.CEK
System Type Notebook
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition

Processor / chipset

CPU Intel Core i5 520M / 2.4 GHz
Max Turbo Speed 2.93 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Cache L3 - 3 MB
64-bit Computing Yes
Chipset Mobile Intel HM55 Express
Features Intel Turbo Boost Technology

Memory

RAM 6 GB
Max RAM Supported 8 GB
Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Speed 1066 MHz / PC3-8500
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Storage

Hard Drive 500 GB HDD / 5400 rpm
Interface Serial ATA-150
Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - fixed
Read Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Write Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)
CD / DVD Rewrite Speed 10x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)

Display

Type 13.3"
Resolution 1366 x 768 ( HD )
Widescreen Yes

Audio & video

Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce 310M - 512 MB
Total Available Graphics Memory 3259 MB
Camera Integrated webcam
Resolution 0.3 Megapixel
Capture Resolutions 640 x 480
Sound Stereo speakers , microphone
Compliant Standards Dolby Home Theater

Input

Type Touchpad, backlit keyboard

Communications

Wireless 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Network Interface Gigabit Ethernet
Features Gobi2000 Technology
Compliant Standards Wi-Fi CERTIFIED

Wireless broadband (wwan)

Generation 3G
Max Transfer Rate 7.2 Mbps

Battery

Technology Lithium Ion
Capacity 5000 mAh
Run Time Up to 4.5 hours

Connections & expansion

Slots 1 x ExpressCard/34 ( 1 free )
Interfaces HDMI ¦ VGA ¦ Headphone output ¦ 3 x USB 2.0 ¦ LAN ¦ Microphone input ¦ Dock
Memory Card Reader Yes ( SD Card, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo )

Software

Software Included VAIO Update, McAfee AntiVirus (60 days trial), Windows Live Essentials, VAIO Care, Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0, VAIO Gate, Norton Online Backup (Trial), VAIO Transfer Support, Google Chrome, VAIO Smart Network, Adobe Reader 9, Microsoft Office 2010 Starter
Microsoft Office Preloaded Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.

Miscellaneous

Colour Black
Security Fingerprint reader
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

Dimensions & weight

Width 31.5 cm
Depth 22.9 cm
Height 3.2 cm
Weight 2 kg

Manufacturer warranty

Service & Support 2 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty - 2 years - pick-up and return

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