The VAIO brand was once a brand which consumers used to look for. Initially debuting under Japanese conglomerate, Sony, the brand was offloaded about 5 years ago after spending years as the company’s arm for PCs and laptops. After rebuilding and refocusing for the past few years, the company is looking to make an international comeback with its debut at Computex. The brand will be coming back to the Southeast Asian region in partnership with Nextsgo, the company behind the AVITA.
The first products coming out of the new agreement between VAIO and Nextsgo are two entries into the VAIO S series. The S series takes sharp focus on users who want a stylish, portable laptop. The two variants of the VAIO bring a design language which VAIO fans will recognise; with the all too familiar VAIO branding embelished on the top of the laptop.
The two iteration of the S series, the VAIO S11 and S13 share similar specifications nearly actoss the board. The main differentiating factors are the size of their screen and the amount of RAM in the laptop with the S11 having 8GB and 16GB configurations while the S13 has an additional 4GB configuration. Both have support for PCIe SSDs with up to 512GB of memory. For a full rundown of the specifications refer to the official specifications below.
The VAIO branded laptops will begin to the market in July starting with Hong Kong. Nextsgo informs us that we can expect the laptops to enter the Malaysian market sometime in August.
|BLACK, BROWN, PINK, SILVER, WHITE||BLACK, SILVER|
|8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 – i7 Processor|
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): TCG Ver. 2.0
|Windows 10 Home / Windows 10 Pro|
|11.6″ FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)||13.3″ FHD IPS (1920 x 1080)|
|CMOS Sensor HD Web Camera|
|8GB – 16GB LPDDR3||4GB – 16GB LPDDR3|
|128GB – 512GB PCIe SSD|
|Intel® UHD Graphics 620|
|Intel® HD Audio|
|IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|1 X Network (LAN)|
1 x SuperSpeed USB (3.0) w/ charge
2 x SuperSpeed USB (3.0)
1 x HDMI
1 x VGA
1 x Headphone + Microphone
|1 x SD CARD (SDHC、SDXC、UHS-I)|
|283.4 mm×15～17.9 mm×195.5 mm||320.4 mm×15～17.9 mm×216.6 mm|
|Approx. 0.85kg||Approx. 1.07kg|
|4 Cell Lithium Polymer|
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