The Sony VAIO VPCSA41FX/BI:
At just 3.65 pounds, the Sony VAIO S Series laptop offers a step up to the performance and portability you demand. Offering a 13.3-inch high-def LED-backlit display, second-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processing, and switchable hybrid graphics, it also features advanced technology that offers up to 6.25 hours of continuous use (and up to 12.5 hours of combined battery life with optional sheet battery that fits underneath the laptop).
Simple yet bold, the S Series features a fully flat design concept that abandons traditional bulky batteries, unnecessary seams and protruding ports. Combining a brushed aluminum palmrest shaped to precise specifications and a magnesium alloy chassis, the S Series offers firm structural integrity while creating bold clean contours.
This S series laptop (model VPCSA41FX/BI) in black is powered by a second-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor with updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, which increases speed automatically for whatever you're doing. Additionally, this VAIO laptop includes award-winning Intel Wireless Display functionality.
It comes pre-installed with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and it includes Microsoft Office Starter 2010 with limited-functionality versions of Word and Excel.
Bold and Bright:
Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, this laptop features unbelievably crisp picture quality, making your photos and movies more enjoyable. The 13.3-inch (1600 x 900) widescreen display includes an LED backlight that helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life.
HDD G-Sensor Shock Protection Technology:
Sony's G-Sensor Shock Protection technology counteracts sudden movements by locking up the spinning hard drive to help prevent potential damage, such as scratching, which could lead to data loss.
Premium Hybrid Graphics:
By utilizing a powerful AMD Radeon HD 6630M graphics card with 1 GB of video RAM, you'll experience premium visual quality and intense HD performance without placing huge demands on the CPU. Plus, the VAIO S Series puts you in control by offering a Hybrid Graphics system that allows you to easily set your graphics performance to deliver power when you need it and energy savings when you don't. You can even set your performance level on the fly without needing to reboot. A simple hardware switch enables you to choose between two settings. Select Speed for maximum power while multi-tasking or running heavier applications or select Stamina to conserve energy and extend battery life for light computing and mobile scenarios.
Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony's vision, and our keyboards are no exception. Designed for ease of use, the keyboard laptop features precisely engineered keys to create a comfortable and intuitive typing experience. And to make it even easier to find the right keys--whether typing day or night, in the dark or light--an LED backlight creates a pleasant glow, framing the individual keys and illuminating the lettering.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) provides secure information management and enhanced business protection. TPM is built into a computer to store cryptographic information, such as encryption keys. Because TPM uses its own internal firmware and logic circuits for processing instructions, it does not rely upon the operating system and is not exposed to external software vulnerabilities. As a result, information stored on TPM is more secure from external software attacks and physical theft.
Enhance the Security of the Internet:
Symantec VIP is a powerful 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. 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.
Take It to the Big Screen:
Now enjoy all of your personal and online content on your big screen-by wirelessly connecting your laptop to your TV. Stop crowding around a laptop screen, with Intel Wireless Display, you can sit back and experience your favorite videos, photos, movies, online TV shows, and more, all with great image clarity up to 1080p. Simply connect an optional adapter for Intel Wireless Display (such as the Netgear Push2TV PTV2000 and Belkin ScreenCast adapters) to your TV, follow a few simple steps, and you're off and running. Set it up once, and sharing your screen is as easy as pushing a button. This VAIO PC also comes with an HDMI output, delivering both your video and audio via a single HDMI cable (sold separately) and providing the optimal digital connection to your HDMI-enabled HDTV.
The Fastest Port Around:
This VAIO PC features a super-speedy USB 3.0 port--the latest development in USB data transfer technology. Perfect for transferring and retrieving large files between your PC and an external hard drive or digital camera, USB 3.0 offers the speediest, most efficient way get what you need from external devices.
HD Video Chatting:
A 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.
Experience full-impact surround sound anywhere with Dolby Home Theater technology on your PC . All the power and nuance of the cinema, all the immediacy of live performance--now from a laptop. Whether you listen through headphones, the speakers in your laptop, or a connected home theater, a more captivating entertainment experience can be yours anytime. Dolby Home Theater technology also offers total control over audio settings, so you can customize the sound for the maximum impact. It makes audio levels more consistent: set the volume once, and that's where it stays.
One Button Bliss:
Discover special hardware buttons: VAIO, ASSIST and WEB that get you where you want to go with a touch of a button. One-button access (see larger image of full keyboard). One touch access to the web without full boot up into Windows with WEB button. Press the VAIO button to launch either PMB (Picture Motion Browser) or Media Gallery software and create movies, and enjoy photos and music in a whole new way. ASSIST button links directly to VAIO Care software that helps maintain and troubleshoot PC issues for optimal performance.
PMB VAIO Edition:
The Picture Motion Browser (PMB) makes managing your photos and home videos as easy as taking them. Conditions aren't always ideal for capturing the perfect video or snapshot but with one-click effects, like video stabilization and red-eye removal, PMB VAIO Edition makes it easy to transform so-so shots into memorable masterpieces. Using the magic of Sony's intelligent analysis technologies, PMB eliminates the clutter and automatically organizes content by person, place and date. Intuitive navigation features like face detection make it simple to do just that.
Life at Your Fingertips:
Find a new appreciation for your music and photos with Media Gallery software. Not only can it automatically create unique song playlists on beat, tone and rhythm, it can also help you rediscover forgotten favorites with recommendations based on your specific taste. Playback can be controlled by hand gestures using the built-in web camera, simply wave your hand and Media Gallery software will advance to the next track or photo. Media Gallery software also makes it easy to create slideshows with high-quality transitions and soundtracks from your personal music library.
VAIO Gate offers fast and easy access to favorite multimedia programs and entertainment. This gateway is always there as a visually attractive bar at the top of your desktop and keeps track of your most popular programs and media: Fully integrated onto your desktop for quick access with large icons; Simple and easy to use--click on an icon to go straight to a program; Personalize VAIO Gate by moving icons within the browser or adding and removing them completely by simple drag and drop; RSS feed enables web recommendations and links.