At first it seemed that Sony either hadn’t gotten around to officially announcing it just yet, or they aren’t making a big deal about it.
The Sony Vaio M series netbook, which has the model name Sony VPC-M11M1E, is a new 10.1-inch netbook, which looks pretty much identical to the Vaio W series.
Although it looks similar to the Vaio W, the new Sony Vaio M series netbook comes in at a much more attractive price point of £300 ($455). The cheaper price of course means you’re going to be getting something less than with the W. It comes with the standard and common 1024 x 768 pixel resolution LCD, and a standard keyboard, rather than a chiclet style.
The Sony Vaio M also makes use of the new Intel Atom N450 1.6GHz CPU, along with 1GB of DDR2 RAM, a 250GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth, and a webcam.
It’s great to see a matte / non-gloss finish all over the netbook, which gives the Vaio M a professional look. Sony’s previous model was well known for having poor battery life, which of course is a bad thing for a netbook. But we hope this latest model from Sony with the new lower power consumption Intel Atom N450 processor improves in this area.
The £300 price tag seems very reasonable when you take into account that this is a Sony product. Expect to see it available in the UK in April, and hopefully the rest of the world very soon.
It is also available in Germany for €349 from Amazon.de Via Netbooked