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Sony's VAIO SE for 2012 adds updated Sandy Bridge processors to this mainstream notebook. The VAIO SE features a 15.5-inch 1080p display plus an AMD GPU with switchable graphics and is 0.95 inches thick and weighs less than four and a half pounds.


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: 02/2012
  • Price at launch: $999.99


  • Laptop type: Mainstream
  • Width: 14.97 inches
  • Depth: 8.84 inches
  • Thickness: 0.95 inches
  • Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Color: Silver, Black


  • Operating system: Windows 7


  • Screen size (diagonal): 15.5 inches
  • Backlight: LED
  • Resolution (X): 1920 px
  • Resolution (Y): 1080 px

Display (base)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: Yes


  • Type(s): Trackpad
  • Multitouch: Yes


  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Sandy Bridge

Processor (base)

  • Graphics type: Switchable
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Base discrete GPU brand: AMD
  • Discrete GPU model: Radeon HD 6470M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 512 MB

GPU (base)

  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 3000
  • Discrete GPU brand: AMD
  • Discrete GPU model: Radeon HD 6630M
  • Dedicated VRAM size: 1 GB

GPU (max)

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1333 MHz


  • Options: HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD), RAID 0 (SSD)
  • Base drive type: HDD (5400RPM)
  • Base drive capacity: 500 GB
  • Max. config HDD: 750 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 1 TB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD, Memory Stick Duo


  • Compatible media: DVD/CD-RW combo, BD Combo, Blu-ray burner

Optical Drive

  • USB: 2
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Ethernet: 1
  • Ethernet type: 10/100/1000 (Gigabit)
  • VGA: 1
  • HDMI: 1
  • 3.5mm headphone: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi options: 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 2.1 + EDR
  • Wireless video: WiDi


  • Size: 4400 mAh
  • Quoted time: 230 min


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