Sony has introduced a new netbook, the Vaio W
, and unlike their Vaio P
, they actually intend on calling it such. While the W’s looks are somewhat mediocre, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. It features a 10.1” (1366 x 768) LED-backlit display, a 1.66GHz Intel N80 Atom CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 160GB HDD, Bluetooth, 802.11b/g/n, Ethernet, a webcam, VGA-out, two USB ports, and MemoryStick/SD card readers.
According to Engadget, the Sony representatives they spoke with called their netbook an “in-home” unit for the company, so 3G and GPS-packing models are unlikely. Sony’s netbook is expected to ship with Windows XP and a 3-cell battery (optional 6-cell upgrade), and will include software to stream content across DLNA-enabled devices. The Vaio W will be available in the US among other places mid-August, and its starting price is said to be around $500 - a bit steep if you ask me.