Sony Launches VAIO S Ultraportable at CES 2011, starts under $900

Today at CES 2011 in Las Vegas Sony unveiled the latest member of the VAIO family, the Sony VAIO S, a 13.3″ Ultraportable laptop that weighs in at 4.4 pounds and starts around $900. The VAIO S is available for preorder starting today direct from Sony.

The VAIO S uses the latest 2nd Generation Intel Core i family of processors and includes Intel Wireless Display for streaming your HD content to your HDTV without wires. We look to have more detailed specifications soon.

The VAIO S is designed for portability with a magnesium casing that provides strength without adding considerable weight and G-Sensor Shock Protection which helps provide protection from the hazards of carrying a computer with you all the time.

When it comes to battery life the Sony VAIO S is rated for 5 hours with the standard battery and up to 7.5 with the high capacity battery which is sold separately. It will be intersting to see how the actual battery life comes out when the device gets in the hands of real users.

For connectivity the VAIO S has Bluetooth, including Stereo Bluetooth to stream audio to other devices and there’s also an HDMI port for hooking up to external displays and your HDTV.

The Sony VAIO S is available for pre-sale starting today at around $900 from

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