Sony have updated their VAIO S line of ultraportable notebooks with the new SA series. It features a 13.3-inch display at a resolution of 1600 x 900 running the latest Sandy Bridge Core i5 and i7 series CPUs. Graphics are provided courtesy of AMD’s Radeon HD 6630 with 1GB of GDDR 5 memory. Storage options offer 500GB for starters along with optional solid state configurations. Completing the multimedia experience is a Blu-Ray drive and the keyboard comes in a gorgeous backlit chiclet-style. The Chassis is comprised of magnesium and aluminum materials and provides the familiar eye candy VAIO aesthetics along with three color options: brown, black and silver. Battery life can achieve a staggering maximum of 16-hours if you configure your VAIO SA to include a solid state drive along with the additional slice battery ($150). Prices for the Sony VAIO SA start from $1,370. Designed to compete against the likes of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 this is one sleek and stunning ultraportable that offers performance and affordability.

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