Sony launched a duo of thin laptops that offer a more affordable alternative to [[xref:http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_air?afid=p219%7CGOUS&cid=OAS-US-KWG-CPUMacBookAir-US|Apple's MacBook Air]]. The new Vaio S and Y portables start at US$900 and $550, respectively. The S Series laptop has a 13.3-inch LED backlit display and a magnesium shell. It weighs 4.4 pounds- 1.5 pounds heavier than the 13-inch MacBook Air-and has a 1-inch profile. The 13-inch Air is 0.76 inches thick.
The Vaio S includes [[xref:http://www.intel.com/consumer/products/technology/wirelessdisplay.htm|Intel Wireless Display]] for streaming content to an HDTV. There's also an HDMI port, but the HDMI cable is sold separately.
Read more, [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/article/215714/new_sony_laptops_take_on_macbook_air.html|here.]]