Sony today took the wraps off its chic new line of mini notebooks, the VAIO W Series. Featuring an ultra-portable design, the W Series is perfect for using as a secondary PC, in any room of the house, for surfing the web, checking e-mail, and social networking. Here is more info:
"The W model comes in three vibrant colors? berry pink, sugar white and cocoa brown. A more subtle shade of the exterior hue finishes the inside of the PC while the touchpad is lined with a splash of brightness.
The W Series incorporates a high-resolution, 1366 x 768, LED backlit 10.1-inch (measured diagonally) ultra-wide display, making it easy to view two full web pages? no side-to-side scrolling necessary.
The model features an isolated keyboard with springy and responsive keys making it comfortable and easy to use. Its carefully designed touchpad and mouse keys make the PC functional and mouse movements easy to control.
The model 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. Stream video, music and pictures from your W Series to your compatible primary PC or PLAYSTATION 3 and vice-versa and enjoy your content anywhere in the home including on your big-screen TV.
Easily transfer data, such as photos from your digital camera or music from an MP3 player, to and from the PC with the unit?s two convenient USB ports.
Incorporated Bluetooth technology enables peripherals such as a wireless mouse to be utilized without tying up the unit?s ports.
A built-in webcam and microphone let you video chat with family, friends and colleagues. A third-party internet service provider is required.
A roomy 160GB hard drive has been included providing ample storage for all your photos, files and videos. It comes pre-installed with Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition operating system.
Sony VAIO W Series Specs:
Type of Use: Mini Notebook Action Buttons: WLAN / Bluetooth on / off
Hardware Keyboard: QWERTY, 82 keys with 1.2mm stroke and 16.5mm pitch Camera: Built-in MOTION EYE camera and microphone
Processor Type: Intel Atom Processor N280 Speed: 1.66GHz Front Side Bus Speed: 667MHz L2 Cache: 512kB
Hard Drive Capacity: 160GB Speed: 5400rpm Interface: Serial ATA
Expansion Slots Multimedia Card Reader: One Memory Stick Duo media slot with MagicGate functionality One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot
Audio Sound System: Intel High Definition Audio
Display Screen Size: 10.1" Resolution: 1366 x 768 Technology: TFT Back Light Technology: LED
Graphics Processor: Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950. Total Available Graphics Memory: 250MB (max.) Chipset: Mobile Intel 945GSE Express Chipset Max. External Resolution via VGA: 1920 x 1080
Power Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithiumion Battery (VGP-BPS18) Estimated Battery Life: TBD Power Requirements: TBD
Software Operating System: Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Home Premium 32-bit Supplied Software: Microsoft Works SE 9.0 w/ 60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft Home and Student 2007 VAIO Multimedia Suite: VAIO Media plus - Multimedia Streaming Software Anti-Virus & Recovery Software: Norton Internet Security 2009 30-Day Trial Offer
Dimensions Weight: 2.6 lbs with standard battery Measurements: 10.5"(W) 1.28"(H) 7.1"(D)
The VAIO W Series mini notebook will retail for about $500. It is available for pre-orders today online at www.sonystyle.com/pr/w It will also be sold at Sony Style stores and at other major retailers around the country starting next month.