[Update] Sony präsentiert VAIO W Netbook, ähem Internet Book für 358 Euro

7. Juli 2009 | by Alex Reiger

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Der japanische Unterhaltungselektronik-Riese Sony hat soeben in Tokio mit dem Sony VAIO W ein neues Netbook präsentiert. Pardon, „Internet Book“, wie es in der offiziellen Sony-Pressemitteilung heißt.

Das Sony VAIO W ist mit einem 10,1-Zoll-Display und einem 1.6GHz Atom Chip und 1GB RAM ausgestattet. Maximale Bildschirmauflösung ist 1366 x 768 Pixel. Als Betriebssystem kommt Windows XP zum Einsatz – kein Zweifel also, liebe Sony-Marketing-Menschen, dieser PC-Winzling ist ein (Stink-Normalo-)Netbook und kein „Internet Book“ …

Doch nicht nur über den Namen des neuesten Sony-Mini-Laptops lässt sich streiten, sondern auch über das Design und das billig wirkende Plastikgehäuse und die drei verfügbaren Girly-Farben. Konkurrenzgeräte der Netbook-Pioniere Asus oder Acer komme da schon deutlich schicker daher.

Leider gibt es noch keine weiteren Angaben zu Preis oder Verfügbarkeit.

[Update] Nun ist auch der Preis offiziell bestätigt: Das Vaio W kostet laut Sony-Pressemitteilung 500 Dollar, also etwa 358 Euro. Vorbestellungen können ab sofort über www.sonystyle.com/pr/w getätigt werden.

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*** Press Release: Sony DEBUTS HOT NEW Mini Notebook IN COOL NEW COLORS

VAIO W Series Ideal for Casual Computing and Staying Connected

SAN DIEGO, July 7, 2009 – 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.

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 lets you quickly look something up online whether searching for a recipe in the kitchen or relaxing on your recliner- there’s no need to trudge upstairs to your office,“ said Mike Abary, senior vice president of the VAIO business group at Sony. „And it’s sturdy enough for the kids to use, making it perfect for every member of the family.“

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.

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The W Series unit is ENERGY STAR® 5.0 compliant, EPEAT Gold registered and incorporates eco-conscious features such as a mercury-free LED backlit LCD. Its corrugated cardboard packaging is comprised of 95 percent recycled content. Sony will also help recycle your old PC (www.sony.com/green; recycling fees may apply).

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.

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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