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    Default Official Sony S11/S12/S13 (2010) Owners Thread

    I just got mine typing on it now. It's sooo beautiful.

    It technically is released on Sunday (4 days) but I went to Best Buy and basically told them what is sitting in their warehouse and demanded that I buy it now, so they were like ok sure haha. I think I might very well be the first person in the country (US) to own one of these

    So to end all discussion, it does have a glossy screen--which is what I prefer lol so I'm super happy.

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    Default re: Official Sony S Series Owners Thread

    how much was it? and do you have any pics?

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    Sorry for poor quality pics--iphone cam






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    Default re: Official Sony S Series Owners Thread

    wow that is very nice...how much did it cost?

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    Default re: Official Sony S Series Owners Thread

    Very reasonably priced at 1100 tax included. It's only available at Best Buy for the foreseeable future and thus uncustomizable--here are specs:

    Intel Core i5 430m (2.26 w/ turbo)
    Intel HD Graphics
    13.3" 1366x768 720p LED LCD
    4 GB DDR3
    500GB HDD
    DVD+/-RW
    Weight: 4.4 lbs

    And its Windows Experience Rating:


    (I don't think the Intel graphics will be a shortcoming, they'll probably do just fine for most people's standard usage.)
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    Default re: Official Sony S Series Owners Thread

    Aaaaand here's what I'm upgrading from lol: a 5ish year old Sony FS Series...it looks just like it did the day I got it. I treat my stuff well ^_^ and I still love the machine.


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    Default re: Official Sony S Series Owners Thread

    Congrats. Does it have a backlit keyboard (looks like it.)

    I guess its about 7oz heavier than the old SR. wonder how the build quality is.

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    Default re: Official Sony S Series Owners Thread

    This is what I posted as a quasi-review on this other sub-forum from which I got the info that led to me getting it early from best buy.

    It's housed in a durable-feeling magnesium alloy, pretty light at 4.4 pounds, and very good looking (it does look quite like a macbook pro in my opinion, and that's def not a bad thing.) The screen is stunningly bright as I've come to expect from Sony, and the backlit keys are definitely a nice feature.

    Best Buy apparently customized this and chose to leave out the Nvidia 310 discrete graphics that is normally available probably because Intel or someone told them that it wasn't necessary--that the new Intel HD graphics line would be more than capable for 95% of uesrs. And I'd agree with that. It also saves battery life by not having to switch between the built-in GPU that's on the Core i5 and the discrete card.

    The Core i5 itself is indeed on the low end of the cores recently available on the market, but it's not significantly slower than the mid-range i5s that I was expecting so I had no hesitation in going forward with the purchase.
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    Default re: Official Sony S Series Owners Thread

    Thanks for keeping us informed! I'm in the market for a new laptop and this is one is on the top of my list. How's the fan noise and the heat produced? Any issues so far with the laptop?
    Acer Aspire 5050 | AMD Turion X2 TL-50 1.6 GHz | 14.1" | 1 GB RAM | 80 GB HDD | ATI Radeon Xpress 1100 | Win XP Pro

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    Default re: Official Sony S Series Owners Thread

    Fan noise is pretty minimal, it doesn't seem to be getting very hot compared to laptops I've used in the past, it seems comparable to the Z which a relative of mine has.

    Can't get over how sturdy this thing feels--esp compared to the aforementioned Z! The palm rest is very nice, it has this nice texture to it...

 

 
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