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- Margo Boyce new Project Manager
Over 100 hundred laptops bought under the one Laptop per Family (OLPF) project have been stolen from the project’s Queenstown, Georgetown office, and the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police has been called in.Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon yesterday confirmed that a “considerable number, (a number) that is distressing,” of the laptops were stolen and that the Police have been called in.Kaieteur News understands that just over 100 laptops went missing.Margo Boyce, who was recently appointed Project Manager, would only say that “a police investigation is underway.”The OLPF is meant to distribute 90, 000 computers to poor families who cannot afford one.Margo Boyce, who has been associated with the OLPF and has been working from the Office of the President, was appointed two Wednesdays ago. Her appointment comes five months after “tensions” forced out Sesh Sukhdeo, who was favoured with a similar contract at the Office of the President.The government declined to say that it fired Sukhdeo, preferring to say only that it opted to accept in delay a resignation offered by Sukhdeo earlier.“In the wake of the 2012 period of the implementation of the OLPF and an intensive review of engagements in 2011, there obviously developed some tensions and along the way the CEO offered his resignation to the Office of the President,” government’s chief spokesperson Dr. Roger Luncheon stated in mid-March.
When it comes to accessing files on a memory card, using a card reader is the quickest as well as most reliable way to gain access to all your personal files whether it be photo, video, music or any other type of media. most laptops released on the market today come included with some sort of card reader as well as some desktop pc models also include this great feature.
Gone are the days when you needed to connect a usb cable to your device as well as install software just to get hold of your own files. on that note I have listed a short guide on how to use your memory card reader to copy data to and from your card. Follow each step carefully and you will find access to your memory card in no time.
Prepare your pc or laptop for transfer.
First thing I advice doing is preparing a folder on your computer that you will be using to transfer the data to. If using windows it is just a case of right clicking your mouse button on the desktop and selecting create a new folder. Simple as. be sure to name the folder as to avoid confusion.
Inserting your memory card into the card reader.
If using a memory stick or standard sd memory card it is just a case of inserting the card into the appropriate slot. Remember that some memory sticks require a memory stick duo adapter to function in the card reader.
Pay attention to your computers screen.
If using windows a screen should pop up asking what you would like to do. In this case we are simply just transferring data from the memory card to the computer. Choose the option that states relates to copying pictures into a folder via the scanner and camera wizard.
Follow the instructions step by step.
There is not much to say at this part of the procedure just follow the on screen instructions making sure you choose the options you require. You will be asked to check the boxes of the photos you want copied and simply clicking the copy button to start the transfer. from there you will be asked what folder you would like the photos copied to so be sure to locate the folder you first created at the beginning of the guide. once done the process will start immediately and be done ina very short amount of time.
Congratulations you have successfully transferred your photos from your memory card to your computer
Pat yourself on the back, and go and show everyone your amazing new pc skills. You deserve it
As many of us think about sending our children back to school—and increasingly doing so with laptops and other technology—one thing that often gets overlooked is the need to back up data. I tend to write a couple of posts each year that mention the need for regular backups, but I still constantly hear from people who have lost data and don’t know how to get it back.
For up to a few gigabytes of information, the easiest method of backup is probably a USB flash drive. They are small, easy to carry, and make it very simple to copy over a few files at a time. They tend to be limited in size, though, at least at a reasonable cost.
To get your data on multiple machines, online services are great and most offer the ability to access your data from a variety of platforms. It takes a long time to upload lots of data, however, and there’s typically a recurring monthly charge that can get quite high if you have a lot.
For backing up music, videos, photos, and the like, external hard drives remain the backup system of choice for most people. there are lots of choices for backup drives, but I often think that simple is better. with almost every drive on the market, you can drag and drop files and folders onto an external drive for basic copying. In addition, most of the big vendors now offer some software to manage and simplify the process.
Lately, I’ve been trying out a couple of options. One is the Seagate Backup Plus, which is available in a number of different sizes. (I used a 1TB version.)
It includes a small backup utility called the Seagate Dashboard that lets you either back up your files automatically or at a scheduled time. what I like about this is that you can plug it in and pretty much forget about it; your internal drive will be automatically backed up. If you do it this way, your files actually get stored in different folders for each backup, so you can find old versions. It’s not as simple as a flat backup, but it gives you more options without putting the files in an inaccessible database.
One unusual feature is that it uses a flexible USM interface adapter so you can swap out adapters if you need something like a FireWire or Thunderbolt connection. I suspect, however, that most people will use it with the USB 3.0 connector (backward compatible to USB 2.0, of course) that comes with it. It also offers some social networking features, like the ability to save any photo you upload to Facebook or Flickr automatically into a folder on the drive and the ability to upload directly from the drive to Facebook. these are nice, but I don’t find them compelling. In addition, it comes with the proper driver to load the NTFS-formatted drive on a Mac, something not all hard drives do. The drive seemed fast to me, and PCMag’s tests indicate it is faster than most of its competitors. what really stands out to me, though, is its simplicity; it just makes doing backups easier.
Read PCMag’s review here.
An alternative is the current version of Western Digital’s my Passport Essential line, which is also available in a number of different sizes plus different versions with slightly different software bundles.
The drive I used is physically smaller that the Seagate, though it has the same capacity. It can be smaller since it only works with USB 3.0, with backward compatibility to USB 2.0. that makes it somewhat less flexible, but since most people have USB connections, a smaller drive might be marginally more convenient.
It comes with WD SmartWare, the company’s solution for backups, which gives you a more visual representation of the files on your disk by splitting them into categories. It doesn’t have the social network features of the Seagate drive, but I like that it suggests and allows you to password-protect your backup.
Read PCMag’s review here.
Whatever your method of choice, the most important thing is that you back up your data because we all know hard drives don’t last forever and laptops in particular often get banged around. as students head back to school, that’s an especially important lesson to learn.
For more, read PCMag’s Beginner’s Guide to PC Backup.
There are many advantages to having an external DVD drive, and many disadvantages to having an external drive, and we will go over both so that you can decide which best fits your needs.
The advantages of a DVD Drive External USB.
Well the first obvious advantage is that they are mobile and portable. You can very easily move them around to wherever you go or to travel to.
Another reason why these external drives have remained useful is because of the advent of the super-portable laptop. Because with these ultra portable, ultra light, super fast laptops, also came the removal of many of it’s key components. This for example may include the removal of a decent DVD-RW drive. Replaced instead with a CD-RW and DVD playback or the possibility of having nothing at all. This would thus make you purchase an external drive as a substitute. This adds a lot of flexibility because you can then take it if you need it, or just leave it behind if you don’t need it.
Another advantage of these external drives is that they can be taken from one computer to the next computer, which is beneficial in a small office business environment, as well as shared within a household.
And if you’re not tech savvy then you can very easily upgrade the external driver by simply plugging it in to the USB port, installing the software, and just like that your up and running.
The disadvantages of a DVD drive external USB.
Well for one thing external drives are more expensive than their internal equivalent. also external drives are much slower at writing and reading discs than it’s equally rated internal counter part.
Another disadvantage is that they take up extra space and need additional cables like power cable, Fire wire cable or a USB cable (no wireless solutions as yet).
And because external drives are moved around a lot you risk the possibility of it falling on the ground or getting broken thus increasing the chances of it crashing.
So, of the two which one is best? well, very simply it comes down to each user’s individuals needs and wants.
Why Acer is the laptop manufacturer you should consider? Seems like you can’t log onto your computer, open the Sunday circular, or drive down the road without seeing an advertisement for one laptop manufacturer or another, but what makes one any better than another? I do not enjoy looking for a laptop for just that reason. I usually advise people to first check out the individual manufacturers to see if what they have to offer is going to work for your needs, and that goes for anything you may buy. Acer is laptop is definitely one manufacturer you should look into when it comes time to make your laptop. By taking a look at Acer as a company and a maker of laptops, you can begin to decide if that is who you want making your laptop.
When looking at any laptop you are probably concerned with two main things: the price and the quality. Acer laptop, in tems of sales, is one of the top five companies in the entire world, which should tell you that they are doing something right. Acer markets themselves as a company that can offer you IT solutions, including the laptop you are looking for, whether you are a company, a large corporations, or an indivdual. it was in 2000 that Acer laptop came to the forefront because that is when Acer decided to push an overall marketing campagne on gaining a global label. The company as a whole has been around since 1975 and so is well established. Today they do several billion in business each year, and a large chunk of that is due to Acer laptop sales and leases.
The push toward a global presence that Acer moved toward in 2000 included a big push in Acer laptop sales and services, which is good for you if you are indeed in the market for a laptop. as part of the push, Acer has begun to enrich their overall ability to enact solutions; they have also been able to improve themselves to where they not offer the highest level of customer service and tech support, which is also important to you as you consider an Acer laptop.
When you decide to make that next laptop purchse, at least consider an Acer laptop. you can tell a lot about what a product will be like by finding out about the company that makes them. as you can tell, Acer is a company committed to expansion, improvement, and giving technical solutions to businesses and individuals. Do your homework, but make sure that a long look at computer laptops [stonegatearticles.com] as part of your process.
MANILA, Philippines — Dell today introduces its new XPS 14 and Inspiron 14z Ultrabooks, joining the successful XPS 13. as part of Dell’s Ultrabook portfolio, this array of laptops enables customers to choose the one that best suits their needs. both 14-inch screen laptops have an updated design and craftsmanship that deliver multiple uses and functions.
Having known the success of the award-winning XPS 13, the new XPS 14 Ultrabook is designed to provide longer battery life and connectivity, catering to those customers who need to get online wherever they are.
The XPS 14 is also distinguished by its vibrant display with hardened Corning Gorilla Glass, and uses the latest Intel technology such as 3rd Generation processors, and Intel Rapid start, Smart Response and Smart Connect technologies, to enable users to be productive, connected and responsive anywhere.
Dell likewise expands its Ultrabook laptop collections by offering the Inspiron 14z Ultrabook with Intel Rapid start Technology for a fast boot and resume that last up to seven hours of battery life. Thus, it is an updated design for Inspiron line with curved edges for a smooth, contemporary look that combines premium design and multimedia performance.
XPS 14: Outstanding Performance
Designed for mobile users, the XPS 14 Ultrabook features a highly-durable machined aluminum chassis with innovative silicone base in a compact, thin, 20.7mm design. with a brilliantly bright 14-inch 400 nit HD+ edge-to-edge display, a backlit keyboard, and optional performance graphics, the XPS 14 is ready to perform all day in nearly any environment, with long battery life.
Customers can enjoy the ample storage of a traditional hard drive with the responsiveness of a solid state drive with a 500GB hard drive and 32GB mSATA card, including Intel Rapid start and Smart Response technology.
Rapid start delivers fast boot-up and hibernate response times, while Smart Response quickly recognizes and caches the most frequently used files and applications, allowing customers to access critical information quickly and easily.
Dell has made it easier for IT departments to choose laptops that offer the security and services they value in a fit and finish executives and employees now demand. Optional enterprise-friendly features include:
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) offers user and machine security with BitLocker Data Encryption for network-based client computing.
Designed with the Environment in Mind
Understanding its customers’ need to purchase responsible products, Dell designed the XPS 14 laptop with the environment in mind. its energy-efficient LED display has no mercury or arsenic and Dell eliminated harmful toxins such as Brominated Flame Retardants and Polyvinyl Chloride (BFR/PVCs). the laptop is shipped in many locations with sustainably harvested bamboo packaging material, and can be configured to be ENERGY STAR qualified, helping customers reduce energy costs.
XPS 14 Detailed Information
XPS 14 is constructed with machined aluminum in silver and silicone base with machined aluminum casing and magnesium palmrest with soft touch paint
• Brilliantly bright (400-nit) 14” HD+ WLED display in a compact form factor with edge-to-edge hardened Corning Gorilla Glass
• 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processor options:
• Intel Core i5-3317U processor (3M cache, up to 2.6GHz) (standard)
• Intel Core i7-3517U processor (4M cache, up to 3.0GHz)
• Intel HD Graphics 4000 (standard)
• Optional NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M 1GB GDDR5 graphics with NVIDIA Optimus technology
• 4GB (standard) or 8GB dual channel memory DDR3 1333MHz; (1xSoDIMM)
Hard drive options:
• 500GB 5400rpm hard drive + 32GB mSATA SSD with Intel Rapid start Technology and Intel Smart Response Technology (standard)
• 512GB SSD drive with Intel Rapid start Technology and Intel Smart Connect Technology (optional)
• Standard, full size, backlit chiclet keyboard; spill-resistant
• Glass integrated button touchpad with multi-gesture support
• 8-Cell Li-Polymer, 69WHr battery. Battery is built-in to the laptop and is not replaceable by the customer
• 65W AC adaptor on Intel graphics; 90W AC adaptor on NVIDIA graphics
• Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 802.11 a/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 wireless connectivity
• Intel Wireless Display1 ready
• High definition audio with Waves MaxxAudio 4
• USB 3.0 (2) 1 with PowerShare; mini DisplayPort (1); HDMI (1); RJ-45 (1); 3-in-1 card reader; headset jack (1); mini Kensington lock
• Built-in 1.3MP webcam with dual array digital microphones
• Ultrathin laptop: height: 0.81” (20.7mm); width: 13.2” (335.8mm); depth: 9.2” (233mm)
• Weight: starting at 4.6lbs (2.1kg)
Enterprise Friendly Features:
Windows Trusted Platform Module option for BitLocker Data Encryption
Inspiron 14z: Outstanding Performance
Inspiron 14z is more than just a typical laptop. It’s an Ultrabook — it’s just 0.8” thin, super-powerful, has long battery life and boots up in seconds. a built-in DVD drive makes Inspiron 14z a fully featured Ultrabook.
0.8” thin: the Inspiron 14z Ultrabook has a super-slim profile, so it fits easily into your bag or backpack and takes up less room on your lap or desk.
Lightweight and with long battery life: At just 4.12 lbs (1.87 Kg), the Inspiron 14z Ultrabook is perfect for keeping you connected whether you’re at the library, coffee shop or a friend’s house.
Power for your projects and passions. the Inspiron 14z Ultrabook proves you don’t need to sacrifice power to get an ultra-thin design. with up to 3rd Gen Intel Core processor power, Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium and up to 8GB* of memory, you get a perfect combination of portability and performance.
Intel Smart Response Technology: Your Ultrabook just got a lot more responsive. Intel Smart Response Technology quickly recognizes and stores your most frequently used files and applications where you can access them right away.
You’ll save time and power with faster access to the content you use and love the most.
Up to 3rd Generation Intel® Core i5 and i7 processors: the Inspiron 14z Ultrabook balances quad-core processing with efficient power use. Genuine Windows 7 operating system: get fast, easy-to-configure home networking and the ability to run the latest 64-bit programs.
Up to 8GB of DDR3 memory: Make multitasking easy with up to 8GB of fast, efficient DDR3 SDRAM at 1600 MHz.
Quick-launch keys: Three quick-launch keys give you instant, one-touch access to Windows Mobility Center, sound controls and one application of your choosing.
Your portable entertainment system.
The Inspiron 14z Ultrabook makes it easy to enjoy your music and movies on the go. with a widescreen 14” HD display, a built-in DVD drive and optional discrete graphics, you can stay entertained anywhere you are.
HD display: Experience your favorite TV shows in vivid detail with a 14” HD (720p) widescreen display with 200-nit brightness.
DVD drive: a built-in DVD drive makes your Inspiron 14z a fully featured Ultrabook. Watch the latest blockbusters in sharp detail, whether you’re at home or on the go with a built-in DVD drive.
Optional 1GB AMD Radeon™ HD discrete graphics: Immerse yourself in entertainment with optional AMD Radeon HD 7570M 1GB graphics. with discrete graphics, you’ll enjoy more detailed photo and video, seamless streaming video and graphics-intensive PC gaming.
Waves MaxxAudio 4.0: from crisp highs to warm lows, MaxxAudio 4.0 gives you total control over your Ultrabook’s frequency response.
Massive appeal in an ultra-thin package. with its elegant detail, brushed aluminum finish, durable construction and a thin design, the Inspiron 14z Ultrabook pairs the look you deserve with the sleek portability you demand.
From the brushed aluminum finish and rounded edges to the full size keyboard and touchpad, you get a sleek design that’s easy to carry and fun to use.
Always connected to friends and family. with the Inspiron 14z Ultrabook, it’s easy to video chat with friends anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection. a built-in HD webcam and pre-installed Skype™ make it possible.
HD webcam and digital microphone: Stay connected to your friends and family from virtually anywhere with an HD webcam. Your video chats will sound as good as they look with a built-in digital microphone.
Skype: Chat with groups of friends at once, or just one-on-one, and use video capture to save the moment to watch again later.
See when your Facebook friends are online and IM them directly from Skype.
To know more about the Dell Ultrabook portfolio, log-on to dell.com.
Affordable laptops for college students. Know-how adjustments so rapidly each day. new expertise is all the time expensive and not inexpensive for a typical person. each month producers introduce new laptop fashions in the market.
It doesn’t imply that all older models are useless. They’re good computer systems at that time and nonetheless serve all your needs. actually every time a brand new mannequin is released it should undergo lot of bug fixes and modifications earlier than the model is stable.
What is a used or refurbished laptop? a new laptop computer after put into use for several days, months, years becomes used laptop. Putting in new parts like new reminiscence, new exhausting disk, sanitizing laptop knowledge and unit and reloading operating system back to unique factory settings, this course of is known as refurbishing, which becomes a refurbished laptop.
A refurbished laptop goes thru rigorous testing by licensed technicians and if needed, replaces defective components with new parts and put the laptops back to use. Affordable laptops for college students.
Now allow us to take a easy state of affairs, a most typical particular person who could be a school scholar or home wife or utilizing for a person running residence office. what these people do? They need to browse internet. So simply open an web explorer or Firefox (most secure browser recommended virus free and spam ware free), do not open multiple windows.
Make a habit of opening one web explorer window and browse internet and test emails and shut the home windows after 30 to 45minutes of usage and reopen them when needed. for those who preserve them open for very long time your searching velocity is not going to be faster. As soon as you are completed shut all of the open purposes and put the pc into sleep mode. To do that job you do not need a ultra fast computer. only a basic pc will probably be enough.
Many fashions and decisions obtainable for Refurbished laptops
Remember one factor, for 80% of everyday computing, fast and extremely fashionable computer systems do not make your work performed faster. it only helps to multitask faster. On the most you might even see a small amount of distinction in speed and features but not definitely worth the money.
Even in case you purchase a 5 thousand greenback computer or 200 greenback pc you see the same e mail and same MS phrase, identical newspaper. but on a 5 thousand dollar pc you can finish your job in 30 minutes and on 200 greenback computer you end your job in 35 minutes. After all you may have an added luxury but is it price? Not for everybody, only few people can afford them. Affordable laptops for college students.
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Following the release of the wireless solar keyboard for Mac and wireless solar keyboard folio case for iPad, Logitech has just announced the upcoming release of a keyboard that will allow you to throw all your others in the garbage. the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 is compatible with Mac, iPad and iPhone and can be switched between devices with the push of a button. Utilizing Bluetooth connectivity, the K760 lets users pair up to three devices at the same time. There is no need to disconnect one and reconnect another in order to switch between them. Simply hit the device-switching button and move from Mac to iPad to iPhone without missing a beat.
“Laptops, smartphones and tablets are ubiquitous – both at work and at play,” said Denis Pavillard, vice president of experience design at Logitech. “Because Apple devices are central to this trend, Logitech is committed to improving the way people interact with them. with its simple solar charging, familiar Mac layout and comfortable design, the Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K760 will appeal to Apple users worldwide.”
Instead of worrying about having enough batteries, or plugging into a charger, users can rest easy because the K760 runs on solar power. the on-board solar cells collect any light, indoors or out, to charge the keyboard. You don’t have to sit outside in the sweltering summer heat in order to get a charge. the battery life is estimated to last three whole months, even in total darkness, with an average use of eight hours per day.
The keyboard is also specifically designed with Apple in mind. That is, the K760 has light-touch keys and a minimalist design that is familiar to Mac users.
The K760 will be available this June for $79.99 and can be pre-ordered from the company’s website today.
When Sony Philippines introduced their new line of laptops, they presented the Vaio S as the one which is well-balanced — light, portable and has long battery life, yet can be cranked up for more power when needed. Check out our full review of the Sony Vaio S after the break.
According to research, the 13.3-inch is the most ideal display size and the most popular one that consumers buy. this is the reason why Sony made the Vaio S only at 13.3″ and not the other less common sizes.
Design and Construction
The VAIO S13 comes in four color variant Black, White, Pink and Silver. The surface of the VAIO’s matte Magnesium Alloy lid with engraved shiny iconic logo gave is an instant hit for us as it gives it sleek to it.
Popping the lid open will reveal a very busy keyboard layout. The Chiclet-style keys are well-spaced and have a very good tactile feedback. Other than the arrow keys, the arrangement of the keys are is pretty much the same in standard keyboard which gives users a faster adjustment curve.
Another thing that we like about its layout is that there’s plenty of room for the palm rest which adds to a more comfortable typing. I’ve used this system in typing my recent posts and have fallen in love with it in no time.
The only thing we didn’t like about S13’s keyboard is its back-lit functionality. In this picture, you can definitely see that the lights bleed all over the place. It’s supposed to help typing in dim situation but it did more harm than good that we actually turned it off after spending only a couple of minutes with it.
Along with the standard keys are a handful of VAIO keys that controls specific notebook functions. There’s the Eject, Stamina/Speed switch, VAIO assist, Web, VAIO Configurable button and Power Button. All of these keys are housed inside a smooth-surface plastic frame. For its price, we expected at least scratch-resistant surface to go along with it just like in the ASUS X401.
Another key feature of the VAIOS S13 is its wide clickpad, which is a definite plus for us, for the most part. while the spacious clickpad makes for great cursor maneuverability, its size can sometimes present an issue while typing as it comes in contact with our hands. Users can always disable the clickpad (Fn+F1) if ever it becomes too cumbersome. We also like its matte-like texture as it compensates well with my sweaty fingers.
Unlike other laptops who has a tapered bottom, the VAIO S13 follows a more familiar and simple design. taking a tour on its left side reveals the 3.5mm audio port and DVD drive (unfortunately it doesn’t support Blu-Ray).
It’s actually a tad busier on the other side as the standard ports are all cramped on the right to make room for the DVD drive on the left. There’s not much to be seen at the bottom of the VAIO S13 besides screwed panel that houses the not easily replaceable battery and shallow rubber feet which exposes the plastic bottom panel to scratches. our guess is that these rubber feet were intentionally made shallow to make room for the optional battery sheet.
Display and Graphics
Sony has released two variants of the VAIO S but the one we have has 13.3” while the other has 15.5”. We’re a bit disappointed with the S13’s display as there’s nothing really fancy about its LED backlit screen. For its price, you’ll probably expect a little more than the basic 1366 x 768 resolution and maybe an anti-glare or IPS display. But instead you’ll get the bare minimum.
To compensate for the lack luster display, Sony imbued this version of S13 with NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE and an Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics chip. Both of these cards should get you covered for your basic and gaming needs but it’s not going to be that satisfying (because of the screen) unless you plug an external monitor to maximize the dedicated graphics chip’s capabilities.
Performance and Software
This featured unit is equipped with a dual core 3rd Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz and a single 4GB 1333MHz RAM. It seems a pretty decent engine and should handle your daily laptop needs. However it failed to impress as we experienced a bit more lag than usual even on simple operations. The system froze on us with only two Chrome browsers (with at least 6 tabs opened on each) two MS Word windows and a folder opened. this happened more than once and is very evident on Wake from Sleep mode. Here’s what we got from the Windows Index Experience.
Boot up is relatively fast with the whole process only taking a minute and half to finish. Resume from Sleep mode only takes 2 seconds but as we said there were instances that the system froze after resuming from Sleep.
We’re not quite sure what causes this to happen but our best guess is that it has something to do with the tons of Sony VAIO bloatware and handful of third-party trial software installed in the system. You can always uninstall most of not all of these software but for the sake of the review we didn’t touch those software or even alter the registry for quicker boot time and faster performance.
As we mentioned earlier, the battery of this laptop is tucked underneath the bottom panel. It’s a 4400mAh battery which is advertised to last for 7 hours. In our experience, the most that we got out of it is 6 hours on normal use and around 3-4 on gaming (DoTA). We also mentioned earlier that Sony is offering an external battery sheet which also has the same capacity as the internal one to double your juice.
Sony Vaio S 13.3” specs:13.3” LED backlit display @ 1366×768 pixelsIntel Core i5-3210M @ 2.50GHzTurbo Boost up to 3.1GHz4GB DDR3 RAM @ 1333MHzIntel HD 4000 GraphicsNVvidia GeForce GT 640M LE 1GB VRAMIntel HD Audio with Dolby Home Theater640GB SATA HDD 5400rpmWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/nGigaBit LAN 1000MbpsBluetooth 4.0 + HSCD/DVD BurnerHDMI portLAN port2 x USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and VGA port4-in-1 Memory Card slot + Memory Stick PRO Duo media slot1.3MP HD webcam, Exmor for PC4400mAh Li-Ion batteryWindows 7 Home Premium 64-bit13.04″ x 0.95″ x 8.85″ (dimensions)3.8 lbs. (weight)Php59,999 (suggested retail price)
All in all, we had a great time with the VAIO S13 despite the few bumps we encountered along the way. In our opinion these slight issues shouldn’t eclipse the other good features of the laptop as those can be fixed with little bit of tweaking. However there’s not much you can do about the poor display but just to deal with it or attach an external monitor. its greatest strength lies on its keyboard (minus the backlit function) and spacious clickpad. But with a retail price of almost 60K, we think that Sony will have a bit of a hard time marketing this laptop unless they’re eyeing on the VAIO upgraders.