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May 4, 2012

Spending time in the UK with my Sony VAIO SA

I wrote this blog post a few weeks ago while on a trip to the UK. Enjoy!

Greetings from a Eurostar train traveling from London to Paris at 300 KPH. I have been in London for the past few days visiting the Microsoft UK offices and on this trip I have been spending a lot of quality time with my Sony VAIO SA laptop.

When you travel frequently or are on the go a lot for work – it is critical to have a PC that has enough (or even more) energy than you do. Finding the perfect PC that is optimized for business, yet beautifully designed can prove challenging, but the Sony VIAO SA hits the mark. Pay close attention if you are a small business owner because I think the VAIO SA is an excellent choice, especially if you are looking for a sleek laptop packed with business grade horsepower.


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Here are some great Sony VAIO SA moments from my past and present travels:

My 6.5 hour flight from Seattle to Atlanta was a breeze with my VAIO SA and the VAIO Extended Sheet Battery. Prior to working at Microsoft, I was unaware that the Sony VAIO S Series and VAIO Z Series have the option to attach a sheet battery to the bottom of the PC. This awesome feature provided me with a whopping 14 hours of battery life and a new perspective of how productive you can be on an airplane. I was able to crank out all of the work that I needed to get done, and wireless on the plane allowed me to stay online the whole way, preventing the typical slough of emails from flooding my phone upon arrival. Good news: airplanes are now a spot to get a lot of stuff done, bad news: I don’t always get to watch movies (this is a big bummer because watching movies on the VAIO SA with its LED display is great) and read Vogue.

The Microsoft offices I just visited were about 45 minutes by train outside of London. When I am far from my hotel, I feel like I have to be prepared for anything that could come my way and that means I have to pack a fair amount of belongings. If you have a heavy laptop this can only make matters trickier. My Sony VAIO SA only weighs 3.8 pounds so I can easily throw it in my Longchomp bag (I strive to be fashionable and work in the tech industry) along with my camera, scarf, wallet, water bottle, and all the other random things I carry throughout the day.


It is a common perception is that work laptops are not always the most attractive, but my VAIO SA is exactly the opposite. It is thin, light and sleek, while providing the same comprehensive security features that is a requirement for business today. For example, the VAIO SA has a TPM (Trusted Platform Module) chip that keeps your hard drive safe and secure even if your laptop is lost or stolen.

If you are a small business owner and the Sony VAIO SA has peaked your interest, you should check out the new Sony for Business website. They are currently running a fabulous offer to celebrate entrepreneurship where you can save 5% by bundling a VAIO PC with select accessories and an Extended Service Plan. This is a fabulous deal because the VAIO S comes with Windows 7 Professional and accessories you need when you are working in your office or on the road.

My train is now slowing down for the arrival into Paris and even though I have another one and a half hours of battery life left I am going to close down shop and look out the window for the last few minutes. I am super passionate about my VAIO SA, as I believe it is a laptop that shines when it comes to business and style. Remarkable things should be shared, and I feel that my VAIO SA is just that, very remarkable.