The Sony Vaio M netbook that leaked out earlier this month has just been made official by Sony. It’s a budget computer, but one that’s jumped to the latest generation Intel Atom chip, meaning faster speed and better battery life. See all the official photos right here in our gallery.
While the spec sheet for the Sony Vaio M netbook is largely unremarkable (1GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive and 10.1-inch 1024×600 display), it’s a noteworthy first for Sony, as a cheaper offering than its previous Sony Vaio W premium netbook. Although Sony has yet to issue an RRP for the Sony Vaio M netbook, Tesco will offer it for £299 when it ships, making it the cheapest Vaio laptop ever.
For less money, you’ll also get a current gen Atom N450 1.66GHz processor inside the Sony Vaio M netbook, and while Sony isn’t dishing out far fetched battery life claims, we’d expect its power efficiency and the Sony Vaio M’s lower resolution screen will add up to more hours away from the mains.
We’ll find out for sure when the Sony Vaio M netbook ships at the end of the month in black or white, but in the meantime check it out up close in our gallery right here. It looks a lot slicker than Asus and Acer’s cheapest offerings, no?
Out March | £TBC | Sony