The new Sony W Series Netbook is equipped with 1.66 GHz Intel ATOM N280 processor with 512-KB L2 Cache, features Intel Mobile US15W chipset mainboard, 1-GB DDR2 SDRAM (upto 2-GB max in 2 SO-DIMM slots), and a 160-GB SATA 5400 rpm hard drive.
The Sony W series ultra-portable netbook sports a lightweight design with small foot print making it ideal for use at places like in home, shopping mall, airports, gym, local trains, bus, planes and such where a larger size laptop might feel inconvenient.
Preloaded with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition, the Sony Vaio W Series netBook ia available in pink, white and brown colors, and features Sony’s characteristic isolated keyboard with springy and raised keys making it extremely comfortable to use and its touchpad and mouse keys have been carefully designed to make the mouse movements easy to control.
The new range of VAIO W Series ultra portable Netbook is targeted at consumer who needs to stay connected, informed, entertained and productive-anytime and anywhere and is designed lightweight and small in size making it convenient for use at all sorts of places like in home, gym, trains, bus, planes etc. where a larger size laptop might feel inconvenient.
The 1.66 GHz Intel ATOM N280 CPU also includes a power-optimized front side bus of 533 MHz for faster data transfer (FSB) on demanding mobile applications and a 512 KB L2 cache (which temporarily stores data) build on Intel US15W Chipset motherboard.
The Sony Vaio W Series netBook sports 10.1-inch (25.65 cm) Widescreen WXGA TFT colour display with Clear Bright technology with Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 950 Graphics Chipset offering upto 256 MB Shared Video Memory with upto 1366 x 468 pixels screen resolution.
For connectivity, Sony W Series Netbook offers integrated 802.11a/b/g/N(draft) wireless LAN connection, built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN connection, 56Kbps V.92 Data/Fax Modem and Bluetooth version 2.1 + EDR which allows upto 3 times faster wireless data transfer rates than normal Bluetooth.
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition preinstalled Sony’s VAIO W Series Netbook also incorporate an integrated 0.3 Megapixel MotionEye Webcam at top of the display screen along with built-in monaural microphone, enabling video conferencing a breeze. With extended 6 hours of estimated battery life, large presentations would not be an issue with this light weight laptop PC.
The new Sony W Series netbook also offers 2 USB v2.0 ports, Intel High Definition Audio 2.0 with external stereo speakers delivering theater-style surround sound, dual headphone ports, two microphone ports, and on the right side it sports ExpressCard/54 slot (Media Center remote), wireless on/off switch, slot-loading optical drive bay, one USB port, and security lock slot.
Weighing mere 1.3 Kg with power pack, the Sony Vaio W Series Netbook also features Intel High Definition Audio with 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support) and it comes with built-in stereo speakers.
The Sony Vaio W Series Netbook come with a host of software, some of which includes:
- Entertainment – Image Converter, VAIO Movie Story, VAIO Content Import/Export, Adobe Premier Element, VAIO Edit Component, VAIO MusicBox
- Audio applications – SonicStageCP, SonicStage Mastering Studio
- Video & TV – VAIO Edit components, VAIO Photo & Video Suite, WinDVD 8.0 for VAIO
- Image/Photo Management and Editing – Adobe Photoshop Elements 5, Google Picasa 2.0
- CD-DVD Burning – Easy Media creator 9, Click to DVD 2.6
- Office Applications – Adobe Reader 8.0, Adobe Standard 8, Microsoft Works 8.5
- Utilities – Norton Internet Security 2007, VAIO Recovery Utility 2.6 – HDD recovery, Skype, Google software, Raxio easy creator, Adobe reader, Norton internet security, VAIO control center etc.
Sony Vaio W Series Netbook is also equipped with a unique AV mode button which allows one to acces stored music or even plays DVDs with the single click of a button. The AV mode is embedded into the laptop so there is no need to power up Windows to access the media files.
Sony Vaio W Series Netbook is powered by 6-cell 48WHr Li-Ion Battery which can provides up to 6 hours of backup with full charge.
- 2 x Hi-Speed USB v2.0 – 4 pin USB Type A
- PC Card slot (Type II)
- ExpressCard/34 slot
- IEEE 1394 port (4-pin)
- RJ-11 – modem/fax/tel line
- RJ-45 – Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX
- External display / video – VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)
- S-video/TV-out (NTSC/PAL) port
- Line-in/microphone – mini-phone 3.5 mm
- Audio line-out/headphones – mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm
- Audio line-in – mini-phone 3.5 mm
- Docking Station connector
- 3-in-1 Memory Card Reader
Sony VAIO W Series NetBook Specifications:
- Intel ATOM Processor N280, 1,66 GHz
- 512-KB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB
- Intel US15W Chipset
- 1-GB DDR2 SDRAM (Max 2-GB in 2 SO-DIMM slots)
- 160-GB Serial-ATA hard drive, 5400rpm
Display & Graphic
- 10.1-inch Widescreen WXGA TFT colour display, Clear Bright technology
- Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 950 Graphics Chipset with upto 256 MB Shared Video Memory
- 1366 x 768 pixels resolution
Network & Communication
- Integrated 802.11a/b/g/N(draft) wireless LAN connection
- Bluetooth standard version 2.0 + EDR
- Built-in 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN connection
- 56Kbps V.92 Data/Fax Modem
- Integrated VGA resolution 640 x 480 pixel MotionEye Webcam
- 2 x USB v2.0 ports
- ExpressCard/34 Slot
- PCMCIA Type I/II x 1(Cardbus Support)
- 3-in-1 media card reader, supports – Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), Memory Stick, MemoryStick PRO
- Built-in Monaural Microphone
- Intelligent Touchpad
- 2 Headphone Jacks
- Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
- Intel High Definition Audio Compatible, 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support), Altec Lansing Stereo Speakers
- 6-cell Li-ion 48WHr Battery, up to 6 hours of backup
- Dimensions: (WxHxD): 179.6 x 32.4 x 267.8 mm
- Weight: 1.21 kg including battery
Price and Availability
Intel ATOM N280 Processor powered Sony Vaio W Series ultra-portable Netbook with 10.1-inch WXGA display is available for about Rs. 28,500 in India with 1-year warranty.