I can normally see where the extra money goes when paying through the eyeballs for a Sony Vaio but I can’t say it was all too obvious when I got my hands on the Sony Vaio Mini W. It looks and feels just like pretty much any netbook out there and, in fact, there are much slinkier ones in the shape of the Acer Aspire One for example. Take a look and see what I mean.
At approcimately £400 that’s quite a lot more than any other netbook and the only thing it really has going for it, on first inspection, is the keyboard. It’s still pretty small but Sony has somehow managed to keep their isolated keys design while making it easy enough to type on. I’m not saying I’d want to write a book on the thing but it’ll drive you a lot less crazy than a lot of the others out there.
I’d need some up close and personal time with the thing to really see how much I’d pay for it but, until then, I’m not going to be losing any sleep. Oh, and brown was the other colour I was after.