Sony Vaio VPCW Netbook – The Green Within
Call it the Captain Planet or Green Lantern, Sony Vaio VPCW11S1E/w netbook is here to save the earth either way.
Launched in 2009, Sony Vaio W series was bound to make an impact, but was received with mixed reviews possibly because of a slightly heavier price tag. As the tech world tradition, a newer version was expected to be launched by the start of 2010. As a matter of fact, all we expected of this edition was a little change in the performance and specification. But what was unleashed, surprised many of us – A 10 inch sugar white netbook, with an angelic translucent green glow. No wonder Sony has finally come up with something to pay a few more quids for.
Although most of the latest laptops and computers do comply with Energy Star 5.0 specifications, the green lovers never seemed to be satisfied. No matter how energy efficient they claimed to be, there was always much to be desired. Eco friendliness of Sony doesn’t only rely on the conventional mercury free LED backlight and PVC free casing. This little iridescent angel has a chassis, 20% of which is composed of recyclable material from CDs and DVDs waste.
This is not where the green revival of Vaio VPCW11S1E ends. The innovative carrying case of this green machine is made up of 100% recycled PET bottles. Another eco-friendly step by Sony is that there is no printed copy of the manual. Strange as it may sound, but you’ll have to turn your system on in order to read the digital manual. Anything for going green!
In terms of performance and processing, there isn’t much of a change in Eco edition. The only change perhaps is the Atom N450 processor instead of N270. The 10.1 inch 1366 x 768 pixel display is good enough to view a whole web page at a time. 1 GB Ram and 259 GB hard drive sounds good enough for a computer of this size. Other features including WI-FI, Bluetooth connectivity, multi format card reader and a Sony Vaio battery with 7 hours run time are all decent enough for this generation’s netbook.
Although, Sony Vaio‘s performance is up to the mark, the price might still be a little higher than other equally equipped machines in the market. But with all the green advantages you get with this one – is to date incomparable. Now, if computers are called machines with smart brains, this edition of Sony Vaio W is definitely a one with a clear conscience as well.