One of the quickest turnarounds ever from announcement, to review. The Sony Vaio W netbook, is the first official Vaio netbook from Sony.
Just days after Sony made the Sony Vaio P netbook official, it has already seen a number of “hands on” and reviews from around the Internet.
The Sony Vaio W looks great, with a similar design to it’s “non-netbook” Vaio P brother, and contains the fairly standard netbook components with an Intel Atom N280 CPU 1.66GHz CPU, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. It also has 802.11b/g/n WiFi for fast wireless transfers, Bluetooth, Ethernet, VGA out, Webcam and SD / Memory Stick reader.
All the reviewers loved the 10.1-inch LCD with it’s higher than normal 1366 x 768 resolution, saying “it’s one of the best netbook screens we’ve seen to date”. The keyboard was also very much liked with it’s large 86% full size and chicklet style keys.
Sony have also said, that when the Vaio W is released, it will offer a 2GB RAM upgrade, which will be nice, as many people upgrade the RAM after the purchase. None of the reviewers had a problem with the higher than normal price of £400.