Sony’s VAIO SB series is a high-performance, ultra-portable laptop that offers the best value for the money. It is thin, light, extraordinarily fast and performs optimally, regardless of some minor annoyances.
The high-end model of the Sony VAIO SB is a 13.3-inch laptop that weighs only 3.7 pounds on the scale, but lower-end configurations weigh a bit less than that. The series packs some impressive hardware configurations that include a dual-core Core i7-2620M CPU with hyper-threading capability at the base clock speed of 2.7GHz. Together with that efficient processor is a fast 256GB hard drive, switchable graphics (an integrated Intel chip plus a Radeon HD 6630M with 1GB of graphics RAM) and 8GB of memory RAM.
The story doesn’t end there! The Sony VAIO SB also sports Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, a combination of DVD burner and BD-ROM, and a dual-band 802n networking utility. Moreover, the ultra-portable laptop supports Intel’s WIDI wireless technology. It’s beyond my comprehension how Sony was able to pack all those nice stuffs into a 1-inch thick laptop that weighs below 4 pounds.
The base version of the VAIO SB series costs around $900.00 on the retail market and the high-end model has a price tag of $2500.00. It’s understandable why the laptop is expensive, considering its high-performance hardware configurations and ultra-portable size.