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Sony Vaio Eco VPC-W212AX

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and screen. The design and battery are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Sony Vaio Eco VPC-W212AX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony Vaio Eco VPC-W212AX

 

While "green" technology has often been used as much as a marketing catchphrase as a legitimate way to save the planet, it's undoubtedly an increasingly vital part of the focus on consumer electronics in the future. With the number of products being...

Use of recycled materials doesn't affect cost or attractiveness of the Vaio W; comes with its own bag; next-gen Atom offers long battery life; HD display.

Cramped keyboard; mediocre video playback; more expensive than similar Netbooks.

With a chassis made from recycled materials, the Sony Vaio W Eco Series Netbook offers a great example to manufacturers looking to make their laptops greener--as a Netbook, however, its features are pretty much industry standard with the exception of a...

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Amazon review summary for Sony Vaio Eco VPC-W212AX

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony Vaio Eco VPC-W212AX from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Amazon.com.

battery, portability, usability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Sony VAIO VPC-W212AX/WI 10-Inch White Netbook - Up to 8 Hours of Battery Life

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A Step in the Right Direction

 

This eco-friendly netbook is a step in the right direction. It comes with minimal packaging, is lightweight, and made from recycled materials. I only have 2 problems with the netbook: 1) the screen doesn't go back as far as I would like it to go; and...

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Love this tiny little lightweight laptop

 

GREAT little laptop. LOOKS gorgeous, works great. Camera is very high quality-I was surprised when I saw what high resolution photos and video I get. The only thing I don't like is the audio. Without headphones or earbuds,the speakers sound like you...

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Love this tiny little lightweight laptop

 

GREAT little laptop. LOOKS gorgeous, works great. Camera is very high quality-I was surprised when I saw what high resolution photos and video I get. The only thing I don't like is the audio. Without headphones or earbuds,the speakers sound like you...

Product Specifications

Sony VAIO W series is well-suited for families who need an additional, handy PC. Sporting a cool design, this good-looking and sturdy 10.1" PC has a super-crisp high-resolution LCD, and a responsive keyboard and touch pad perfect for web surfing, e-mail, and light computing in any room of the house.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):8hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.1in
Height:2in
Weight:2.9lbs
Width:10.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:10.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):25.7cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VPC-W212AX/WI
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO W Series

Input Device

Type:Touchpad / Keyboard

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:White with green accents

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Starter

Processor

Clock Speed:1.66GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:N450
Type:Atom

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB
Notebook Type:Netbook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 3150
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