Sony Billabong Edition Vaio W Netbook

We all know that the Vaio netbooks are always the trendsetters when it comes to style most especially these days when PC consumers consider the design of their netbooks.  They never fail to entice the people as recently; they have unveiled their new design which is the Sony Billabong Edition Vaio W Netbook. Yes, Sony has collaborated with Billabong Australia to come up with their Sony Billabong edition.  The Sony Billabong Vaio W’s design was co-created with Billabong, one of the well-known apparel brands for surfing and snowboarding, with their 2010 summer board in mind.  The design is labeled as “Imperial Lime” which has lid that has splashes of green, black, and blue.

Sony Billabong Edition Vaio W Mini Laptop

The mini notebook is pre-loaded with related content such as images and videos which feature Billabong products.  As for the specs of the Sony Billabong edition, it resembles the company’s other netbooks. It boasts a 10.1 inch LED backlit LCD with a 1366×768 resolution panel, 250GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM onboard.  The mini-laptop is also loaded with Windows 7 Starter Edition running the Aero theme.  The special edition Sony Billabong Vaio W also got an Intel Atom N450 processor, Ethernet port, a pair of USB 2.0 ports, and a built-in webcam.

This special edition Billabong Vaio W mini-laptop should ship in the Land Down Under sometime in June.  The netbook will cost you a hefty price of $749.   It’s a bit too much of a price, though, especially that it has not undergone any changes in the specs compared to the original VAIO W.

Take a peek at the photos of the special Edition Billabong Vaio W  below:


Sony VAIO W Billabong Lid Closed

Lid Closed - Close Up Look Two Sony Billabong Mini Notebook

Sony VAIO M Series Mini Notebook

Sony recently announced their newest netbook – the Sony Vaio M series which is the cheaper version of the W Series.  This mini notebook has 10.1-inch LED-backlit display and so portable that you can easily slip it into your bag.  It only weighs 1.4 kilogram including the 6 cell battery.

Sony Vaio M series is powered by Intel Atom N450 processor.  Its 10.1 inches display offers a 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio and is powered by integrated Intel GMA 3150 chip providing 1024 × 600 resolution.

Sony Vaio M Series Mini Notebook

Other specs of Vaio M series includes 250GB SATA hard drive with 5400rpm, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, Motion Eye Camera embedded in the screen bezel, bluetooth 2.1, WLAN 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, 3x USB Port, mono mic, stereo speakers.

No word about the battery life yet but since Vaio M Series netbook is using 6-cell standard battery, i think it can power this mini notebook for about 7 to 8 hours.

The Sony VAIO M Series Netbook runs  Windows 7 Started Edition  and comes in two colors: black and white.  It will be available later this month, expected price will be around $450.