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July 14, 2009

Sony Vaio W launched in the Philippines

Sony Philippines introduced their new line of Vaio laptops for Summer 2009 today. Among them is the much-anticipated Sony Vaio W netbook mini-notebook.

Now that’s a pretty quick local release considering that the Vaio W was only announced globally last July 7. Let’s get down to the specs, photos and price.

sony vaio w

sony-vaio

The official specs out of the box would be:

Intel Atom N280 1.66GHz
1GB RAM
160GB HDD
Intel GMA 950
10.1″ screen @ 1,366×768 pixels
MS Windows XP SP3

sony vaio mini note

sony vaio laptop

It comes with a standard 3-cell battery that only lasts 2.5 hours. It’s also a bit lighter at just 1.19kg and comes in white, brown and pink. Options for 6-cell could be coming later.

vaio-netbook

The suggested retail price — a whooping Php39,990 (and no, that’s not a typo). I know, that’s very far from the earlier $500 price tag we were told. The Sony Vaio W will hit store shelves by first week of August.

Update: Now I remember — the Asus N10J still holds the most expensive netbook title at Php39,999.

Vaio W: Sony makes a proper netbook

53 Responses to “Sony Vaio W launched in the Philippines”

  1. demonyito says:

    Yikes! That’s too much!
    I’ll rather go with Acer Timeline series… ;-)

  2. Kaye says:

    I like the colors (yay pink!) :) and the keyboard layout, but at P39,000, that’s the price of Acer Timeline 13.3″ notebook, which I’m looking at to replace my MSI. We could do with better specs at that price point.

  3. ernie
    Twitter: erniepac
    says:

    The fact that its OS is XP it sucks IO’m gonna wait for the Google chrome OS or windows 7

  4. emz says:

    the Vaio’s are always stylish and I really like them, but Sony’s prices are just ridiculous. Pftt. I’m not that vain, i guess.

  5. rcsaint says:

    I can’t wait to buy one! San ba mabili yan??? so COOOOL!

  6. rcsaint says:

    I can’t wait to buy one…so coooLLL!

  7. genius says:

    so cool…where can i buy one?

  8. you mentioned N10J which to date one of the most visually stunning netbooks around. my question is, would slapping an Nvidia video card entitled a netbook to covet price tags close to 40grand?

    and given that this netbooks is a Sony, i am expecting an astronomical price point on this as well.

    i may have mentioned it one another blog, Sony has this insane belief that “if they built it, people buy it.”

  9. Calvin says:

    wish i couldve been there for a firsthand look of this one.

    big disappointment talaga yung price. at 25k i think it would really sell pero at 40k and with those typical set-up… i would only recommend it to those with money to burn.

  10. Victor says:

    its not with Sony really.. its with Sony PHILIPPINES and their pricing.. Well, kumikita pa naman sila despite the incomprehensible prices.. Pero they could earn much much more kung babawasan nila yung price kahit 5% lang. Kahit na may tax, tubong lugaw pa din eh. Tsk tsk.. Corporate greed is bad.

  11. minimi says:

    @yuga

    how could you not rewrite the whole article where you committed mistake? IT IS NOT A DSLR for crying out loud! why not correct yourself with this rubbish?!

  12. a.cantos says:

    i believe n10 has better specs?

  13. if they will sell their netbook at this kind of price… they will survive the financial crisis! wahaha! so expensive huh!

    40k??? i’ll just add 5k-8k and i can buy two mid-range powered laptop!

  14. Wow, I just plan to buy a notebook laptop but I think I need to choose laptop very wisely.

  15. ERWIN:-) says:

    grabe ang mahal! hehehe. tapos wala pang black =(

  16. jayson says:

    playstation 3 na lang sana i-official release nila dito. pero dapat mura hehehe.

  17. A9 says:

    Sony Philippines overpriced as usual! Not a surprise….

  18. nenganda says:

    sold!!! hahaha cant wait to get that!!! sooo gettin it!!!! idc bout the price its cute!hahaha (really im that shallow) getting the pink one!!

  19. Rochelle says:

    I have one already and its cute, iba parin ang design nya comparing to other notebook. may dating talaga

  20. BENCH says:

    here in UAE the price tag is 2,195 dirhams..which is in philippine peso is around 25,000…and by the way i dont like the small size shift key..hirap magtype nung sinubukan ko ito netbook..mas ok recommend ko sa inyo to buy the HP MINI 5101..ito ang bibilhin ko pag launch nya..

  21. shebs says:

    wow!so cute nmn..mgkano n po yan ngaung october jn pinas?by d way im here in italy right now..pls.reply po nka2alm..tnx!

  22. Bing says:

    Ang mahal naman nyan…sa US nasa $399 lang yan ang taas ng patong nila…all our 3 laptops are VAIO the oldest E series was bought in 2005 so far wla pa ring akong problem…and will buy this W series this month pero hindi dito sa Pinas kasi huh so expensive.

  23. ma.luz amor says:

    please can i ask something may peke po bang sony vaio pink crocodile kxe po my benebenta sken 25tw na sony vaio pink crocodile windows vista ang gusto ko po sana malaman kung made in china po ang sony vaio kxe nk lagay made in china ang spects po 4gig ram 320 hdd nya tapos processor nya po 2.53ghz ang size po nya 14.1 made in china po ba tlaga ang sony vaio di kya fake yung binebenta nyun or pirate lng??please reply po thnks

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