VAIO - the quest for perfection
Every S11 and S13 is carefully assembled at the VAIO headquarters in Azumino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Each VAIO notebook computer has to pass a stringent series of quality control tests before it can be delivered to the hands of customers.
We named this particular set of procedures, designed to ensure the highest quality and standards, the “Azumino Finish”. It is the definition of how we pursue perfection at VAIO.
The “Azumino Finish”
The pursuit of perfection in craftsmanship and total quality, from start to finish.
Located in Azumino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, the VAIO Corporation prides itself as a notebook computer manufacturer with a relentless pursuit of quality. At its core, the VAIO brand stands for a wealth of experience in top-notch manufacturing, state-of-the-art technologies and dedicated talents with a passion for craftsmanship. All VAIO notebook computers are either fully manufactured or assembled in Azumino, and can only be taken to the market after passing over 50 stringent quality control tests.
VAIO TruePerformance technology
optimises CPU performances
The VAIO TruePerformance technology optimises CPU performances and is tested to improve the 8th-Generation Intel® Core™ processors by 11% to 13%.
* when compared with the VAIO TruePerformance feature disabled
CPU Performance Comparison
CPU: Benchmark score with MAXON Cinebend Version 220.127.116.11
GPU Performance Comparison
GPU: Benchmark score with Futuremark 3DMark 11 Version 18.104.22.168
optimises the architecture of the heat sink
At its core, the VAIO TruePerformance optimises the architecture of the heat sink, thus maintaining higher performance for a longer period of time by increasing CPU power limits and more efficiently eliminating processor heat.
The new S13 has a new cooler with thicker vent, a new fan system with higher heatdispersing capability and a new module design to ensure stable and high-capacity operation of the processor.
The 3 rd-generation SSD
The S11 and S13, which comes with a professional-grade PCIe SSD storage (with an M.2 interface), is six times faster than conventional SATA SSD. The new SSD offers a faster and crispier experience in launching applications, as well as reading and writing data.
Read/Write speed comparisons
Time required to copy 1,000 documents from a folder to another (Seconds)
* VAIO test results. Actual performance could vary from test results due to differences in operating environment and conditions.
* The 3 rd-generation professional-grade SSD is only available on models with storage capacity of 512GB or above. The 256GB model is equipped with the 3 rd-generation high-speed SSD.
Graced with an attractive hexagonal design that encompasses the exterior and interior of the notebook, VAIO notebooks cleverly combine form and function in exemplifying its design DNA. Thanks to a hexagonal body design and over 50 different tests, VAIO notebook computers are not only a beauty in itself, but also highly durable and reliable even when subject to impacts.
Natural slanting angle
When the computer screen is opened, the keyboard is automatically tilted to reduce stress on the wrists. The delicate design reduces stress on your palms and wrists, creating a user experience with added comfort.
Thin and lightweight body
The S11 and S13 are incredibly light, at 0.85kg and 1.06kg, respectively, and thin (15mm). It feels light whether it is held in hand or put into a back pack.
Lightweight and sturdy casing
The S11 adopts carbon fiber chassis, while S13 adopts magnesium alloy chassis. Both offers sturdy protection from all angles. It remains light in weight while offering the same stiffness, thus achieving the remarkable light weight of the S11 (at 0.85kg) and S13 (at 1.06kg).
* Weights vary depending on configuration and manufacturing variability.
While typing on a conventional keyboard generates an annoying 2KHz noise, the exceptionally crafted keyboard on the VAIO S11 and S13 successfully reduces typing noise.
A specialized coating applied on the keyboard surface prevents smudges and streaks. The high abrasion resistance coating keeps the keys clean and clear for a long time.
Convenient typing experience in a dimly-lit conference room or aircraft cabin. The backlit keyboard makes it easier for users to see the keycaps, offering a comfortable input experience that is not limited by the surrounding light environment.