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CNET First Look
Sony's Vaio S series delivers high-end features at a priceThe 15-inch Sony Vaio S does gaming, Blu-ray, and a lot more, all while being thin and light.
I'm Dan Ackerman and we are here taking a look. The newly updated simply -- -- S laptop I this is the -- -- is also a thirteen mile. As -- as -- Sony's I think it's a second highest end laptop line next to the bio zine which is its super thin thirteen -- Reported bigger laptop this is pretty much where it tops out in the certainly looks and feels. Like a very high end laptops got a magnesium and aluminum chassis is relatively thin and light for fifteen inch laptop not quite ultra book level but that generally in the same ballpark and it has. Pretty much all the high end features that you'd want from something like this it's got an Intel Core I seven processors got a full. 1080. Blu-ray playing drive. -- which should cover all the bases if you want to multimedia. Laptop bug that we easily transportable -- can also place some gains from super gaming machine. But at least done as a you know a good job PC gaming. I you do get the of the basic -- of the excellent keyboard that they really do good job at that and they're backlit keys which I would appreciate. The touchpad. It -- -- a slightly unusual sort of elongated out litter box style usually very good in this particular case of how -- -- the sensitivity settings. It's still a little twitch -- -- -- didn't quite catch the finger just right. There is one thing that struck me as a little odd about this laptop all the ports and connections are usually hear on -- called the left side in this particular case they're actually all here on the right side. On the left side you've got these slot loading up Blu-ray drive and also the audio jacks so it may take a little getting used to if -- if -- refused to discuss taking -- USB connection just -- it right in -- and -- -- USB three point -- -- -- don't forget -- third. USB two Jackman is the only one you can use what we call kind of asleep in charge mode. We can plug it in and recharge your iPhone -- your MP3 player even when the laptop is asleep or off. The only real knock I have against the file this is despite all of the high end features that it has. It's thirteen ninety -- and that's still pretty expensive especially considering. So many other in the mid size fourteen and fifteen is -- to include new -- from HP Intel. A lot look really nice are just about a thin and -- but cost a lot lot less. I'm Dan Ackerman and that is -- Sony Vaio SZ.