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Travel light, work anywhere with thin, light new VAIO Y Series

06 January 2011

Fully featured 11.6” (29.4cm) portable notebook PCs with long battery life

  • Slim, easy to carry notebook PC
  • Work all day with up to 6 hrs battery stamina
  • High-contrast 11.6” (29.4cm) widescreen VAIO Display
  • Choice of Intel Core i3 and AMD VISION options
  • Up to 500GB HDD storage and up to 8GB RAM for speedy multi-tasking



Balancing performance, mobility and value, the slim new VAIO® Y Series notebook PC from Sony gives you more stamina and computing power with less to carry.

Ideal for business trips, holidays or the daily commute, new VAIO Y Series slips easily into a briefcase or bag. Weighting less than 1.5kg, it’s easy to carry and hold with a tough, eye-catching chassis and cylindrical hinge design.

With ample processing power and generous 6 hr battery life, The new VAIO Y Series notebook PC by Sony is a fully-featured PC that’s styled for an effortless computing experience, whether you’re staying in contact with friends or catching up on work outside the office.

The high contrast 11.6” (29.4cm) real-wide VAIO Display provides plenty of screen space for web browsing, photo viewing and document editing.

The full-pitch isolation keyboard assures comfortable, precise typing. It’s complemented by an ergonomic touchpad for precision gestural control with Genuine Microsoft Windows® 7 and supported applications. The built-in MOTION EYE® webcam and built-in microphone simplifies video conferencing or spontaneous web chats with friends and family.

Touching the conveniently-placed ASSIST button launches VAIO Care software, troubleshooting problems and keeping your VAIO in top condition. Three USB ports are complemented by Bluetooth® for cable-free file connectivity. There’s also an HDMI output for enjoying stored HD videos and photos on your connected HD TV.

New VAIO Y Series is available with a choice of CPU and system configurations to suit everyone’s day-to-day computing needs.

Beautifully styled in an elegant black finish, the VAIO YA portable notebook is great for business travellers who need to work harder with less to carry. Its speedy Intel® Core™ i3 processor is complemented by up to 500GB of HDD storage and a maximum of 8GB RAM for effortless multitasking with Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-bit installed.

Even more affordable, the VAIO YB portable notebook features brand-new VISION Technology from AMD. This combines powerful AMD processor technology and discrete-class DirectX® 11 graphics on a single chip, enabling an incredibly smooth, vivid HD visual experience. Finished in satin silver and loaded with Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, it offers discrete-class graphics power for a faster Internet experience and smooth Full HD movie playback.

The slim, powerful VAIO YA portable notebook PCs are available from end January 2011. The light, feature-packed VAIO YB portable notebook PCs are available from end February 2011.

Notes to editors



Model

VPCYA1V9E/B

VPCYB1S1E/S

Processor

Intel® Core™ i3-380UM 1.33GHz

AMD Dual-Core Processor E-350 with AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Discrete-Class Graphics

OS

Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (64-bit)

Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (32-bit)

Memory

4GB DDR3 800Mhz SDRAM (Max. 8GB)

2GB DDR3 1066Mhz SDRAM (Max. 4GB)

HDD

500GB Serial ATA 5400rpm

320GB Serial ATA 5400rpm

Screen

29.4cm (11.6”) 16:9 VAIO Display (1366x768)

29.4cm (11.6”) 16:9 VAIO Display (1366x768)

Graphics

Intel® HD Graphics

AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 Discrete-Class Graphics

Optical drive

-

-

Weight and size

1.46kg (with supplied battery);

202.8 x 25 x 290 mm (D x H x W)

1.46kg (with supplied battery);

202.8 x 25 x 290 mm (D x H x W)

Others

WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth® 2.1; Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (x3); HDMI; MOTION EYE® digital camera

WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Bluetooth® 2.1; Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (x3); MOTION EYE® digital camera

Specifications and features vary by model. Please check VAIO laptops for more information.

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