New Sony Notebook Helps Road Warriors Make the Most of Small Spaces

VAIO S Series Is Wide, Bright and Light


A widescreen display, a generous keyboard and an integrated optical drive comprise Sony's next big thing in ultra-portable computing. VAIO® S series notebooks, announced today, sport all that and more within a thin, black case that weighs just about four pounds.

The latest addition to the company's summer PC line breaks with convention by offering a 13.3-inch wide format display with Sony's exclusive high contrast X-BRITE™ display technology for maximum viewing real estate in a minimal package. The full-sized keyboard offers room to work even in cramped quarters.

Powered by Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology, the VAIO S series is prepared to go the distance, delivering up to five hours of work time on a single charge. And integrated wireless access allows mobile professionals to stay plugged in when far from the office. With the onboard combination CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive, users can create and play back multimedia presentations or watch DVD movies when the work day is done.

"The S series is the ultimate survival tool for the mobile professional," said Mike Abary, general manager of VAIO product marketing for Sony Electronics. "Power, performance and a beautiful chassis about the size of a legal pad portfolio make work a pleasure with this PC."

All S series notebooks come with a wealth of connectivity options, including two USB 2.0 ports, a Memory Stick® media slot, and an i.LINK® (IEEE 1394) digital interface for speedy, no-hassle transfer of digital content among a universe of compatible products. An optional port replicator is also available for easy cable management, whether the machine is on a desk or out on the road.

Sony's VAIO Creation Software Suite adds to the notebook's multimedia appeal. DVgate™ Plus video editing software allows users to capture and export digital video to and from DV and MICROMV™ camcorders. The application also includes one-click video capture and precision editing features for easy-to-use, high quality video editing. With the SonicStage™ application, you can easily manage your digital music files.

The S series also includes VAIO Media™ software, a simple interface for sharing digital content among PCs or consumer electronics devices on a home network.

VAIO S series notebooks will be available next month at select retail outlets for about $2,000. They can also be purchased online at in a variety of configurations.

For further information, please contact Valerie Motis of Sony Electronics Inc., +1-858-942-8016,; or Christopher Downing of Ruder-Finn/Switzer, +1-415-348-2733,, for Sony Electronics Inc.

SOURCE: Sony Electronics Inc.

CONTACT: Valerie Motis of Sony Electronics Inc., +1-858-942-8016,; or Christopher Downing of Ruder-Finn/Switzer,
+1-415-348-2733,, for Sony Electronics Inc.

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