Gallery: new Sony VAIO ranges

Sony’s new CW series is available in several different colours including blue, red, pink and white, as well as a gloss black step up model with Blu-Ray and 500Gb hard drive. There’s a 16:9 14inch widescreen X-black LCD screen with LED backlight and an on-board NVIDIA GeForce graphics to handle HD video editing and 3D games.

Three buttons just above the keyboard give one-touch access to useful functions, including a button to start surfing in seconds without waiting for the PC’s operating system to boot up and a VAIO button which launches Media Gallery, letting you browse digital photos, videos and music tracks.

Also on board is an HDMI output which connects the VAIO to any BRAVIA for enjoying big-screen movies on your HDTV and a web cam for crisp, clear video chatting with friends and family. The CW Series is available October 22nd.

SHINY PREVIEW: Sony Vaio W Series netbook

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.


5 gadgets you'll need to smuggle into the Big Brother house with you if Jade Goody's there

The boys in the know at Hecklerspray are putting some nice money on the table in the hopes Jade Goody will be re-entering the Big Brother house (for the third time) next week when the eight installment desecrates our television sets. It’s got us thinking about what you’d need to smuggle into the house with you in order to survive the relentless mouthing-off from Goody’s “immense pikey gob”, as Hecklerspray calls it