Beautifully designed with a distinctive wrap design that is sure to turn heads, the Sony VAIO E Series 15 laptop (model SVE15124CXS) offers a polished aluminum lid and a sparkling diamond cut VAIO logo. The interior is as striking as the exterior, with a full size keyboard featuring 10-key number pad and large touch pad designed for a comfortable computing experience. And it's powered by the beautiful, fast, and fluid Windows 8 operating system.
Developed by the same people you trust to engineer amazing flat-panel HDTVs, the 15.5-inch widescreen display includes an LED backlight that helps ensure a bright display with lower power consumption for improved battery life.
With the third-generation Intel Core i3 dual-core processor (the first level of Intel's latest processor family), you'll be able to effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking delivered by Intel Hyper-Threading Technology for a difference in your performance that you can truly see and feel.
Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites, and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. Windows 8 is smooth, intuitive, and designed to let you do what you want, the way you want.
Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition includes four powerful Sony applications: Vegas, ACID, Sound Forge, and DVD Architect software so you can create music and movies like never before.
Experience your content like never before with Sony's Media Apps. Sony brings together its very best state-of-the-art technologies to provide an exceptional experience. You get seamless connectivity across all of your Sony devices to your content. Share and play with it as you choose. Connect to your favorite social networks and discover moments with your friends. Quick and easy access to the Sony Entertainment Network and other online content services, for an endless array of content.
Practical innovation is a cornerstone of Sony's vision, and our keyboards are no exception. The keyboard features a precisely engineered keyboard and integrated 10-key number pad for the ultimate in speed and convenience. When typing in dim light, an LED backlight creates a pleasant glow, framing the individual keys and illuminating the lettering to make it even easier to find the right keys.
The multi-gesture touchpad is the most intuitive way to interact with your laptop. Scroll with two fingers, pinch to zoom in and out of images, swipe to flip through pages or photos, and you can even rotate an image, and much more. And rather than clicking on a button, just click on the left or right mouse areas in order to activate those functions.
Integrated stereo speakers utilize the Clear Phase and xLOUD technologies, which delivers a richer, bolder and louder presence. xLOUD technology enhances speaker volume without sacrificing quality.
With Sony's own Rapid Wake technology, you never have to shut down your computer again. Whether you are done working for the day or just heading out to get some coffee, simply close the lid to put your PC into sleep mode. Then, when you're ready to start again, resume in 2 seconds with your data safe and secure. If you are unplugged, don't worry about draining your battery. Your PC can stay in sleep mode for days.
Forgot to charge your phone or mp3 player? Just plug your device via USB cord into the USB sleep charge port and start charging. Even if the PC is shut down and not plugged in you can still use it. And don't forget that the USB 3.0 port is perfect for connecting a compatible external hard drive and allowing you to wait less and transfer data up to 10x faster than USB 2.0.
The built-in webcam and microphone let's your family and friends see you clearly while chatting. The Exmor sensor helps guarantee a clear, bright picture even in dimly-lit rooms. And with select applications, you can use the webcam and a few simple hand gestures to turn pages, skip songs, adjust the volume and more.
There's nothing standard about the standard Sony limited warranty on VAIO computers. To give you the ultimate in speedy and convenient service, we come to you to repair PC issues whenever possible. Not many other PC manufacturers can match our expertise or comprehensive level of in-home support6. And we have extensive on-line support where you can chat with an associate and access drivers, software updates, FAQs, user forums, and more.
With the newest version of VAIO Care software you get an easy-to-use tool that lets you tune up, update and troubleshoot your VAIO PC. Just press the ASSIST button to effortlessly install and uninstall new software and drivers, use the visual interface to quickly identify and troubleshoot issues, create restore and recovery media, and connect with Sony phone, chat or online support when you need to talk with a Sony expert.
15.5-inch LED-backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution for native HD 720p viewing
2.4 GHz Intel Core i3-3110M dual-core processor (3 MB cache)
750 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
6 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (4 GB + 2 GB; 1600 MHz; 8 GB maximum)
Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated graphics solution for everyday computing with support for Microsoft DirectX 11 games
8x multi-format CD/DVD drive
1.3-megapixel web camera powered by Exmor for PC (integrated microphone)
Built-in stereo speakers with xLOUD and Clear Phase Technology
Up to 2.75 hours of battery life at default brightness with standard 4000 mAh battery
Dimensions and Weight: 14.65 x 9.99 x 1.32 inches (WxDxH); 5.97 pounds
Sony VAIO E Series 15.5-inch laptop (model SVE15124CXS); standard lithium-ion battery (4000 mAh); AC adapter; power cord; operating instructions
Microsoft Office trial; Sony Imagination Studio VAIO Edition (Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum; ACID Music Studio; Sound Forge Audio Studio); VAIO Care; PlayMemories Home; Kaspersky Internet Security (30-day trial offer)
1-year limited hardware warranty, and 1-year of toll-free telephone technical assistance (onsite/in-home service and international service availability).