Former flagship brand of Sony notebooks, VAIO has announced the arrival on the market of the new 12.5-inch ultrabooks of the SX12 VJS125 series also with the updated 12th generation Intel processors, up to 26 hours of battery life and option for 5G.
Vaio, a brand of the Japan Industrial Partners consortium and former Sony notebook division, has announced the SX12 VJS125 series that updates the VAIO SX12 ultrabook, presented last October 2021 with 11th generation Intel processors (i7-1195G7). .
The revamped VAIO SX12, set up in jet black, silver, white, rose gold, and urban bronze (with a gold plating on the back), measures 287.8 x 205 x 15 / 17.9 mm, with a weight that varies depending on the configuration , ranging from 899 to 950 grams: while thin and light, it does not miss the MIL-STD-810H resistance certification which certifies the passing of tests in extreme conditions. The visual area is represented by a 12.5-inch display, resolved in FullHD (1920 x 1080 pixels), according to an aspect ratio of 16: 9. capable of displaying 16.77 million colors, protected by an anti-reflective treatment.
The webcam, 2 megapixel FullHD (via CMOS sensor), supports facial recognition for Windows Hello biometrics (however there is a fingerprint scanner on the power button) but also uses a stereo microphone with AI noise cancellation. and beamforming technology to clearly transmit only the speaker’s voice: remaining in the multimedia segment, two stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos are also integrated.
The keyboard, of normal size, backlit, with 1.5 mm caps, has a touchpad in front that avoids accidental touches by separating the right click from the left one. Below, the choice of processors, now of the 12th generation Intel, Alder Lake, starts from a Celeron 7305 and reaches the more performing i7-1260P (12 cores, 16 threads, 4.70 GHz maximum). The integrated graphics card is Intel Iris Xe. By opting for the SX12 All Black Edition model equipped with a modem for 5G, you will have a different processor, that is the very powerful i7-1280P (14 cores, 20 threads, 4.80 GHz maximum): in any case, the presence of the proprietary TruePerformance performance enhancement technology, which promises better results than the native Turbo Boost of Intel SoCs. The RAM, LPDDR4X dual channel, not upgradeable, goes from 8 to 32 GB, whereas the storage space, obviously SSD, with 4th generation PCIe interface, provides for the cuts from 256 and 512 GB, 1 and 2 TB.
The ports include two USB Type-C (with Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4, Thunderbolt 4), one HDMI, one mini-jack for headphones, one RJ45 for Ethernet, two USB 3.0 Super Speed (one with power) : the modem for wireless connectivity supports Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6E instead. The autonomy, thanks to the presence of a 53 Wh high capacity battery and the adoption of Windows 11, also promises well, that is up to 26 hours of operation. Currently, the new VAIO SX12 can be ordered in Japan, with shipments from next month, at the starting price of 159,800 yen (about 1,150 euros).