Feeds

Sony to add full HD display to 15in Ivy Bridge laptop

Budget Vaios outed too

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

Two laptop lines were refreshed by Sony this morning: the Vaio E and S.

The existing 14in E gains a new "wrap-around" look and 15.5in and 17.3in siblings. The bigger machines go on sale early in June, Sony said, but neither qualifies for Ivy Bridge chippery.

Sony Vaio E 17in

Instead we have a Core i5-2450M backed by 6GB of 1333MHz DDR 3 memory and a 5400rpm 750GB hard drive. Both have an AMD Radeon HD 7650M GPU on board, with 1GB or 2GB of VRam, depending on the screen size.

Sony Vaio E 17in

The 15-incher has a 1366 x 768 resolution, but the 17.3in Vaio extends to 1600 x 900. Both have 2.4GHz 802.11n, USB 3.0, a 1.3Mp webcam and tech to "boost speaker volume without distortion".

The Vaio S, meanwhile, also goes on sale in June, in 13.3in and 15.5in versions. The latter runs to an impressive 1920 x 1080 resolution, driven by an Nvidia GeForce GT 640M LE graphics chip, though it can also use the Ivy Bridge CPU's HD 4000 core when sheer graphic grunt is not required.

Sony Vaio S 15.5in notebook

Again, 2.4GHz 802.11n, USB 3.0 and a 1.3Mp webcam are part of the package, as is an HDMI port, 8GB of 1333MHz DDR 3 and a 1TB 5400rpm HDD. ®

The essential guide to IT transformation

More from The Register

next story
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
Samsung Gear S: Quick, LAUNCH IT – before Apple straps on iWatch
Full specs for wrist-mounted device here ... but who'll buy it?
Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery
Have you tried turning it off and...? Never mind, here's a replacement
Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables
Right in the middle of Burning Mains Man week
HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE
Noo! Hand not big enough! Don't look at meee!
AMD unveils 'single purpose' graphics card for PC gamers and NO ONE else
Chip maker claims the Radeon R9 285 is 'best in its class'
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.