Sony unveils Vaio M netbook
Sony Philippines unveiled several laptops yesterday including their new entry-level netbook called the Vaio M.
At first glance, the Sony Vaio M looks very similar to the earlier netbook they launched last year, which is the Vaio W.
Sony Vaio M126
10.1″ display @ 1024×600 pixel resolution
Intel Atom N470 @ 1.87GHz
2GB DDR2 RAM
320GB SATA HDD
Intel GMA 3150
3 x USB 2.0
Memory Stick Duo/SD card reader
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Blueooth 2.1 w/ EDR
Windows 7 Starter
There were a number of significant differences between this one, the Vaio M, versus the Vaio W:
- The chiclet-type keys are replaced by the usual island-type keys in the keyboard (a bit strange considering we often see Sony laptops having chiclet-type keys).
- The Vaio M has a 6-cell battery capacity compared to the 3-cell on the Vaio W. This also makes the M a little thicker than the W.
- The screen resolution was reduced to 1024×600 pixels from the nice 1366×768 on the W.
- Faster processor, more drive capacity and faster WiFi.
The Vaio M is available in blue, pink and white and will retail at the same price point as the Vaio W (which, last time I checked, was selling for Php29,000+).