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
Keyboard: QWERTY, 82 keys with 1.2mm
stroke and 16.5mm pitch
Camera: Built-in MOTION EYE camera and microphone
Type: Intel Atom Processor N280
Front Side Bus Speed: 667MHz
L2 Cache: 512kB
Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Installed: 1GB (1GBx1)
Interface: Serial ATA
Multimedia Card Reader: One Memory
Stick Duo media slot with MagicGate functionality
One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot
Sound System: Intel High Definition Audio
Screen Size: 10.1"
Resolution: 1366 x 768
Back Light Technology: LED
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
Inputs and Outputs
Microphone Input: 1
USB Port(s): 2 (2.0 compliant)
VGA Output(s): 1
Headphone Output(s): 1
Ethernet Connection (s): 1
Ethernet Protocol: 10Base-T/100Base-TX
Wireless LAN: Atheros 802.11 b/g/n network connection
Bluetooth Technology: Integrated Stereo A2DP Bluetooth Technology (2.1 + EDR)
Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithiumion
Estimated Battery Life: TBD
Power Requirements: TBD
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
Weight: 2.6 lbs with standard battery
Measurements: 10.5"(W) 1.28"(H)
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.
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