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Sony Launches 15.5in Vaio S And 3D Vaio L

David Gilbert


Sony 15.5in Vaio S laptop

IFA, Berlin: Sony has been pretty busy at IFA in Berlin this year. Yesterday it officially launched the Tablet P and Tablet S, the updates Xperia Arc S, a 3D personal viewer and a 6in ereader.

It also managed to squeeze out a refreshed Sony Vaio S laptop with a 15.5in screen and the Vaio L all-in-one PC with a 3D screen.

It was only last July when we reviewed the Vaio S, but the new version has increased in size and added a stunning HD screen. We were impressed with the 1366 x 768 screen in the 13.3in model, but Sony now offers the 15.5in Vaio S with a full 1920 x 1080-resolution HD panel, seen most recently in the Vaio Z.

Other specs include second generation Sandy Bridge processors inside, up to 6GB of DDR3 RAM, 750GB hard drive, AMD Radeon HD 6630M GPU with 1GB of VRAM, USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, Blu-ray drive, HD webcam and a claimed 6hour battery life.

Sony 15.5in Vaio S laptop

Sony is also offering an optional VGP-FL3D15A glasses-free 3D panel which will be available with models sporting a Blu-ray drive. Face-detection technology is also employed to track the users head to give a “satisfying 3D experience that’s always comfortable to watch.”

The 15.5in Vaio S will be available from October but we’re awaiting UK pricing from Sony – though with some serious specs available, we don’t imagine this will be a budget model.

Next up is the Sony Vaio L, a 24in all-in-one touchscreen PC with a 3D display. The screen has a resolution of 1,920 x 1080 and supports mutli-touch inputs so no need to use a mouse.

Sony Vaio L All-in-one PC

The Vaio L supports 3D content from its inbuilt Blu-ray drive including movies and games, as well as content from 3D cameras. Of course to see all this immersive 3D you’ll have to wear some active shutter glasses.

Inside, the Vaio L will be configurable with second generation Intel Core processors, up to 8GB of DDR3 SDRAM, a 1TB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce GT540M GPU with 1GB of VRAM. Connectivity wise there will be 2 x USB 3.0, a HDMI port, 3 x USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0 and WLAN 802.11b/g/n.

Again the Vaio L will be available in October and we’re awaiting pricing from Sony.

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