Sony Adds New Eco Laptop To VAIO Notebook Family

You may not know this (or care), but the majority of the news and features written for EarthTechling is done on a rather cheap Sony VAIO laptop. Why do we mention this? Because Sony just unleashed a VAIO at the Consumer Electronics Show which happens to put our VAIO to eco-shame. It is called the VAIO W Series and it will be available soon.

The Sony VAIO W is what Sony is calling a secondary PC, meaning it shouldn’t replace the one you use for your primary functions day to day. It is a “mini notebook” sporting a 10.1-inch LED backlit widescreen display. It sports the usual energy efficiency standards, including Energy Star 5.0 and EPEAT Gold, and it sports “a reprocessed plastic chassis comprised of approximately 23 percent recycled CDs.” The carrying case it comes with is made from recycled PET bottles as well.

image via Sony

image via Sony

Sony says the VAIO W comes with parental controls so kids can safely browse online. a 250 GB hard drive is built in and the battery life on this model is said to be around seven hours. It is powered by a mobile Intel NM10 Express chipset.

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