Sony launched a duo of thin laptops that offer a more affordable alternative to 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 Intel Wireless Display for streaming content to an HDTV. There's also an HDMI port, but the HDMI cable is sold separately.