When you’re chopping your pie charts and including up your spreadsheets, do you ever take a step again from your status table and ask your self, “Am I getting enough Turbo time?”
Vaio is aware of that feeling. That’s why its new Vaio S spec bump (as noticed on AnandTech) used to be designed in particular to maximise how a lot Turbo you’re getting. The trade pc is most commonly unchanged from ultimate 12 months’s type — the VGA port remains to be placing on, and USB-C remains to be absent — however the internals had been bumped as much as the latest eighth gen Intel processors.
As a laugh it's to mention “Turbo time,” Vaio is in fact very desirous about this era, which it dubs “Vaio TruePerformance.” Basically, it builds on Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology 2.zero, which permits for bursts of prime efficiency from pc CPUs. Unfortunately, the realities of energy intake and warmth dissipation don’t let that efficiency spike ultimate very lengthy on a normal pc. Vaio claims the Vaio S can deal with longer height efficiency spikes (Turbo Boosts), however it may well additionally deal with the next degree of normal sustained efficiency with out overheating or throttling, due to its bolstered energy provide and progressed cooling.
The Vaio S appears to be focused at a sweetspot between ultrathin and lightweight laptops and extra tough workstation laptops. Obviously, if you want a GPU to get your paintings finished, the Intel HD Graphics 620 received’t be a lot assist. The new Vaio S line begins at $1,199 for the Core i5 type, and is going all the approach as much as $2,199 for a Core i7 type with a 1GB PCIe SSD and 16GB of RAM.