impression and experience with
fun colored Sony Netbooks.
Not long ago, Sony executives actually derided that netbooks are poor
for laptops. But now, they have decided to follow the trend, and you
can find Sony netbooks in many stores, and online retailers. In fact,
Sony's VAIO Mini
W-Series netbooks are now among the top favorites for netbook buyers.
to popular belief, these models aren't Sony's first foray into
computers that are smaller than notebooks. Their "P" series was not
exactly called a netbook, but it was a netbook to be honest. This
slender and sleek computer was a bit
pricey, but the newer models are a bit more in line with other
The Mini-W Series is
affordable, but not the cheapest netbook. It definitely has the good
looks of a netbook, and the VAIO brand makes it worth the extra money
you spend. The Mini W gives a good impression, right out of the box.
The curved lid gives the netbook smooth and clean lines, and the
signature Sony logos
are very attractive as well. And let's not forget exterior color
options, these models come in top industry favorite colors including
the popular pink.
The keyboards of Sony netbooks are
silver, which has some reviewers less than pleased, but most people
didn't find them difficult to use,. The mesh style, silver finish is
plastic, even though it strives to look like something more. The
trackpad has a busy pattern, which has actually been well-reviewed.
you first pick up a Sony netbook, you may be surprised that it weighs
more than other models in the same size range. It's not overly heavy,
just sturdily made and heavier than it looks. The screen is surrounded
by a bezel that is actually a bit dull, which costs Sony in style
The webcam on Sony netbooks is a MotionEye, which is
very effective. The resolution is average, and nothing special, but the
reviewers liked the hinges being behind the edge instead of in front,
which makes the netbook sit lower, while not sacrificing the size.
display on a Sony netbook is notably clear and bright immediately when
you power up, with very even lighting, and no mottling that occurs on
cheaper screens. Reviewers were impressed by this, and attribute the
look to the LED backlit technology.
Reviewers liked the screen
better than the keyboard, actually. They said that the keyboard is
certainly not the least in its class, but it's just a bit hard to
maneuver. It offers good looks, with keys that are well-spaced, similar
to those on Apple MacBooks. These keys were actually introduced
originally by Sony. The trackpad was well-reviewed, and the buttons on
Sony netbooks are said to have a sturdy feel that will probably be able
to stand up to a bit of abuse.
The connectivity of a typical
Sony netbook consists of a microphone and headphone socket and a VGA
port. There are also USB ports and one Ethernet connection. You can
even affix a Kensington lock to a Sony netbook, if you're worried about
someone taking off with your netbook.
The built-in Wireless on
Sony netbooks is turned on with an easy switch on the front of the
netbook, and you'll notice a light, to let you know it's on. There are
slots for SD memory cards, and room for Sony's own Memory Stick Pro
Duo. There are also smaller lights for disc and charging activity, and
a power switch that is set off with its own light.
netbooks made by Sony, you'll find an Intel Atom processor, which is
standard for this class. The netbooks were comfortable when reviewers
streamed content from iPlayer, and it looked great when on-screen. The
reviewers would have liked to see more memory or a way of upgrading the
memory that Sony netbooks come with.
Sony also likes to
include software with their netbooks, and the newer models have Arcsoft
programming for the webcam, and a DVD player. The screen is better than
the average netbook that consumers have found Sony models to be. If
your main concern is the best in image quality, Sony netbooks are a
good option for you.
Even though Sony went for a long time calling their netbook-sized
computers pocket PC's and other names, they were still basically
netbooks. Their model with an 8 inch screen has an impressive display
and 2 gigs of RAM. Even in the smaller size, the keyboard is quite
useable, since it has been re-engineered specifically for the smaller
size netbooks. You can easily use the keyboard with two hands, which
makes it handy for business people and students, who want convenience
along with ease of use.
netbooks have some features that make it even easier to use. The boot
up time is very speedy, taking you right into a Cross Media Bar based
on Linux. You can access nearly everything from that point, including
photos, music, email and Internet access. The arrangement of Windows on
the utility button is able to quickly arrange all of your open windows
in a side by side format. You won't need to alt-tab anymore to bring up
all of your active windows. The earphones work to cancel noise, so you
can concentrate on what you're doing.
Everywhere you go,
you'll see all kinds of electronic devices. Many people use them each
day, for certain tasks - or games. The few people who don't already own
a netbook have been said to be looking for one, unless they need the
size of a true laptop.
Sony netbooks are now known everywhere,
regardless of what they choose to call them. Their mini notebooks are
among the best reviewed in the industry. They have a high quality
commitment and they are powerful, for their size. Their mini notebooks,
or netbooks, work like smaller laptops, while being much lighter in
Netbooks are currently being bought in big numbers,
because their size makes them so portable, and they still perform well.
Business people and students alike will find Sony netbooks to be among
the best models you can find. Once you become accustomed to the smaller
sized keyboards and the handy trackpads, you'll be sold on how handy
these little computers are, to have with you when you travel or commute
to or from work.
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