Of all the colours, we’d imagine it’ll be the bubblegum pink model that will be discounted first. That’ll have £100 knocked off its price after three months when they start piling up in the showrooms.
Then the brown one will come down in price, as we’d imagine not many people want brown laptops either.
But! What people do want at the moment is cheap, low-spec netbooks and… that’s not what the CS11 is about either. Sony is exploring the higher-end of the Intel range, opting for a Core 2 Duo P8400 and backing it up with 4GB of RAM and Vista to fill it, a 320GB hard drive, 802.11a/b/g/n wi-fi, 14.1″ 1280 x800 screen and built-in Blu-ray player. This is no netbook for cheapskates.
The big gimmick is “12 Tone Analysis,” some software that automatically sorts all your music into automated playlists for some reason, meaning that your CS11 is… “a companion, not a tool,” according to Sony’s Hidetoshi Takigawa. Who we’d imagine must be a rather lonely man.