CES : At first glance, the VAIO W Series Ec

by on January 8th, 2010

Getting your product to be environment friendly is the priority in 21st century. Technology has changed the shape of our environment and it has become the priority of every tech company. Today, Tech companies promote themselves as being the green tech company.

Currently, the consumer market for laptops, net-books and Smartphones are very high. As a result, the resources and energy that is being used to bring these devices must be balanced. As an initiative, Sony has launched its Sony VAIO W Series which claims to be environment friendly.

Some of the environment friendly claims are:

Rather than a cardboard box, the VAIO W-Eco comes in a carrying case made from recycled PET bottles. Lastly, the system is RoHS-, Energy Star 5.0-, and EPEAT Gold-compliant. So, kudos to Sony on the eco front.

Specification :

  • It measures 7.07 by 10.54 by 1.08/2 inches (HWD) and weighs 2.93 pounds with a standard battery.
  • The lid and trim are white, with green/grey accents on the palmrest where the keyboard and mouse button reside.
  • One feature I thought was cool and noteworthy was the fact that 23% of the plastic chassis is made of recycled CDs (now we know what Sony is doing with those unsold music discs).
  • a 10.1-inch LED-backlit display with a 1,366 by 768 resolution
  • a multimedia card reader and built-in Webcam
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports
  • an Ethernet port and a VGA port
  • 802.11n and Bluetooth built-in
  • 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 CPU (formerly known as Pineview)
  • 1GB DDR2 memory (with up to 2GB available as an option)
  • Graphics : Intel GMA 3150
  • Windows 7 starter as its operating system (Sony says it will not be offering XP even as an option for this system).

Source : pcmag

The starting price for the VAIO W Series Eco is $479. Here are the screen shots from the PCmag :

Image Source : pcmag

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