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Sony VAIO VGN-S380B21 Notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The design and battery are also appreciated. Many are negative about the energy efficiency.

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On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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The Sony VAIO S380 has got to be the smallest, lightest and grooviest laptop I have ever owned. It's got killer industrial design, the perfect screen hinge used on the Powerbooks, is legacy port free and, for me, has exactly the right looks and...

Those good looks, hoo boy. The widescreen look is hot this season. Fast CPU, fast HDD, fast all over. Connectivity out the wazoo. You'll never want to leave it at home

That power brick is HER-YOOGE. Hot! Hot! Hot hands! Hot mouse cable! Attracts greasy finger marks like you wouldn't believe. Too much tedious rubbish "free" software. No S-Video output for watching region-hacked DVDs on a TV. No Windows or backup...

I am extremely happy with this machine, it fulfills my needs perfectly and despite getting a lot of criticisms on the forums, most of the points made against it are very minor. It's a thin-and-light, always take it with you, audio crunching powerhouse...

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When I first got the notebook from New Egg, I was really happy that it came so quickly. But the OS had a few bugs in it. I then went to reinstall windows to see if I could fix the problem, and it gave me a problem booting into a recovery partition -...

Look, feel, weight (even with extended battery), screen, media software, free movie, lightning fast, keyboard is awsome and so comfortable to type on

warm, have to purchase extended battery, support from newegg and sony when i ran into a problem

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Product Specifications

The slimline design of the VAIO S380 Notebook is packed with many upgraded features such as the faster processor and improved graphics chipset. The latest, state-of-the-art technologies are packaged for portability so you can bring it everywhere you go. The VAIO S380 notebook boasts a wide display and generous keyboard, yet weighs only 4.2 lbs. Long battery life and optional integrated wireless give you the tools you need for mobile productivity. Configure with Bluetooth technology for real-time wireless synchronization between compatible devices without a cable or cradle. Packed with powerful software, the S380 will make it easy to create multimedia presentations, training, or video reports with digital photos, graphics, sound and video clips for websites, email, presentations and DVD.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.9in
Height:1.4in
Weight:4.2lbs
Width:12.3in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGN-S380/VGN-S380B
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.90
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo
Write Speed:24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Processor

Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.6GHz/1.86GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:360/730/750
Type:Celeron M/Pentium M

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM/DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:IDE/Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/60GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Memory

Installed Size:32MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce Go 6200
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