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New Sony Vaio SB 2011 (S series)

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Features / Configuration

Intel Core i7 Processor available 2620M (Intel HM65 Express Chipset)

ultra-bright LED-backlit 13.3" widescreen display (1366 x 768)

AMD Radeon HD 6630M GPU (1GB VRAM) (Hybrid graphics for speed or stamina)

256GB (128GBx2) solid state drive available

Up to 500GB (7200rpm) or 750GB (5400rpm) hard drive available

Up to 8GB DDR3 SDRAM

10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T

WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n

Integrated Stereo A2DP Bluetooth technology

Built-in MOTION EYE web camera

Backlit QWERTY keyboard

HDMI out and VGA out

Intel High Definition Audio

One 3.0 USB

Battery Life Up to 4.5 / 7.5 hours

Compact, lightweight and durable

Colors: Black or White

BUILT-IN BLU-RAY PLAYER (or CD/DVD player/burner)

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Apparently this laptop can run recent games with good quality graphics.

According Notebookcheck.net The AMD Radeon HD 6630M is a middle class graphics card for laptops. It supports DirectX11 and is the successor of the low clocked HD 5650 chips (low power). Compared to the HD 5650 it offers 80 more shader, Eyefinity+ and the new UVD3 video decoder.

Pipelines: 480 - unified

Core Speed: 485 MHz

Shader Speed: 485 MHz

Memory Speed: 800 MHz

Memory Bus Width: 128 Bit

Memory Type: DDR3

Apparently, and as I understand it (I dont have one) this lappy has 2 issues:

1. With heavy use the fan can be noisy (I think there is a bios update that fixes this)

2. With heavy use as games can get hot

Some videos

  • Crysis 2 on Very Hight

YouTube - ‪2011 Sony Vaio S Sandybridge Unboxing‬‏

(the comments are so fucking funny LMAO)

Some Reviews

Initial Review from Trustedreviews.com

Nice review and nice photos

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looks pretty decent but Sony had screwed themselves so much lately with their actions that I'll never consider their products again.

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What do you mean? I have not heard anything about Sony these days

EDIT: ok i got it...i thing you talking about the hack to sony platform

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It's an interesting design and great Best Buy Blue Label laptop and the regular Sony one but this is the best comprise your going to get from this over rated and over priced machines that they sell and have such crappy carbon fiber quality yeah right it's so plastically and weak and not to mention get's scratched easily!!

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While I don't trust Sony for my online needs, they make some excellent notebooks and high end displays. Their VAIO notebooks always have very nice LCD panels unlike some manufacturers *cough alienware*.

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Sony Vaio has always toted a prestige in their line... like a Nikon is to cameras.

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Im really into the Brown sony Vaio SA signature collection series edition laptop. It has everything to name a few;button for switching graphics, backlit, facial recognition, ambient light sensor, slice battery, all the main things people need and can use in a laptop. I think the SA series has a cabor fiber chassis, but it also gots a a higher resolution screen at 1600x900. This is currently my favorite laptop out, I so wish I could get this thing but its 2499.00$ and thats $$$ also the outlet for the heat is covered alot by the screen.

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They are very sleek laptops and are packed with features.

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