Friday, April 8, 2011

Sony VAIO W Series Netbook Review

Sony VAIO W Series Netbook Review
The Sony VAIO W Series Netbook (aks mini notebook) is ideal for anyone who wants casual computing, web browsing and social networking at their fingertips and delivers the essential laptop experience—email, instant messaging, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter—in a size so small you can take it anywhere.

Talking about its taunted eco-friendliness, up to 20% of the PC/ABS resin used in the cover, palm rest and incidental parts is comprised of reprocessed plastic from DVD and CD waste and it comes with electronic user manual in place of the standard 76-page printed manual to save paper and lastly it is packaged in a reusable carrying case that utilizes 100% recycled PET material (material from plastic bottles)

Sony VAIO W Series mini notebook comes with parental controls built-in so you can create a safe on-line experience for kids. Featuring Kidzui and Online Family Norton software, kids have the freedom to learn, play, search and discover sites on the Internet while it gives parents the tools to manage the sites they visit.

KidZui is a Web browser, search engine and online playground for kids ages 3-12, and it’s included on the Sony W Series mini notebook computer. Kids have the freedom to learn, play, search and discover over 2 million games, websites, videos and photos on their own. KidZui has the largest number of games, websites, videos and photos reviewed by parents and teachers anywhere.

The Sony VAIO W Series netbook is equipped has a 10.1-inch LED backlit HD widescreen display with 1366×768 pixel native resolution powered by integrated Intel GMA 3150 graphics card (not the Intel HD) that lets users view an entire web page side-to-side on a single screens. It features QWERTY keyboard, 82 keys with 1.2mm stroke and 16.05mm pitch, built-in MOTION EYE camera and microphone and electro-Static touch pad.

The Sony VAIO W Series mini notebook also features WiFi 802.11b/g/n/wireless networking solution from Atheros, integrated Stereo A2DP Bluetooth technology, memory Stick PRO (Standard/Duo) media slot with MagicGate functionality and ExpressCard /34 slot.

The VAIO W Series mini notebook also spacks 250GB hard drive for all your on-screen media – movies, photos and videos – just like that of a full-size PC. And with a long battery life, users can get up to seven hours of use on a single charge.

The VAIO W Series netbook comes with VAIO Media plus Multimedia Streaming software, a media sharing application that lets you wirelessly stream content across DLNA®-enabled devices throughout your home network and users can also stream video, music and pictures from their W Series to their compatible primary PC or PLAYSTATION 3 and vice-versa.

Key Features of Sony VAIO W Series Netbook

Intel ATOM Processor N280, 1.66 GHz
Up to 500GB Serial ATA, 5400 rpm hard disk
10.1-inch wide WXGA TFT colour display, 1366 x 768 native resolution
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
An isolated keyboard with springy and responsive keys making it comfortable and easy to use.
Genuine Windows® XP Home Edition 32-bit with SP 3
Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g/Draft n
Bluetooth standard Ver. 2.1+EDR
Integrated Webcam with Microphone
Multimedia Card Reader
Colors: Vibrant colors-berry pink, sugar white and cocoa brown.\
3 Hours of Battery Life
Weighing just 1.19 kgs, the Sony VAIO W Series eco-friendly mini notebook comes in sugar white with a translucent green interior and comes preloaded with Microsoft Windows 7 Starter operating system and is available in India for the starting price of Rs. 29,999 with one year warranty.