Sony update VAIO M processor

Sony have updated their VAIO M netbook to include the latest Intel Atom processor. Currently the netbook features an Intel Atom N450 processor but, the newer model will feature the Intel Atom N470 processor, which increases the CPU from 1.66GHz to 1.86GHz. None of the other specs appear to have changed. It will still feature a 10.1 inch display with the standard netbook resolution of 1024×600, 1GB RAM and a 250GB hard drive. It will also be available in white, blue or pink and will retail for $399. Will you be picking up the VAIO M with it’s updated processor, or do you wish Sony had done more, like include the impressive 1366×768 resolution as found on their VAIO W line?

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5 devices SMC

Sony have announced that they are to add SMC – Share My Connection – technology that acts like MiFi, to their new Vaio Z and Vaio Y series of laptops. SMC gives users the option to turn their device into a mobile wireless access point which allows up to 5 other devices including PC’s, mobile phones, cameras and so on to share a single network connection.

smc features                             click for larger image

SMC is only available in the US currently and needs a subscription package with Verizon to work. This subscription is available from June 20th according to Sony.

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early vaio p

Sony Style US have stocks of the highly anticipated second generation of Sony Vaio P netbooks and are shipping a week earlier than expected. US buyers have had to wait for their Vaio P whilst watching other countries recieve their ‘lifestyle PC’ as early as May this year but, Sony Style are sending the Vaio P out as of today (18th June) as opposed to the stated shipping date of the 25th of June. That is unless you are waiting for the hot pink Vaio P which unfortunately isn’t available for shipping yet.

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Sony has revealed that they will begin selling three new notebook ranges in the US. Both the EA and EB series feature brightly colored models. The VAIO EA will be available in blue, pink, green, black, grey (gunmetal black) and white. The EA series features a 14 inch display and will have a starting price of $769.99.

The next model up, the EB series, is also available in the same colors and has a starting price of $699.99. Despite the smaller price tag, the EB series actually has a larger display which measures 15.5 inches.

The VAIO EC on the other hand, is only available in Gunmetal black and will have a starting price of $819.99, with a 17.3 inch display.

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Here is some good news for all those communicator fans. Sony Ericsson is allegedly developing an Android device which is similar to the Nokia Communicator. The device will feature a 5.5 inch screen and will have a sliding QWERTY keyboard.

The device is more of a miniature netbook than a smartphone because of its relatively large size.

This image was posted on It168 by reliable sources. The above shown device is a prototype and is currently undergoing the early stages of testing.

It will run the Android 2.1 version and is expected to be unveiled in Q3.

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Great news for those in the US who fell in love with the Billabong edition Sony VAIO W, previously only available to those in Australia. Sony will be releasing the Imperial Lime Billabong netbook to the US market and you can pre-order it in Sony Style stores from today. The netbook will cost $500 and comes with the standard VAIO W specs, including a 10.1 inch display, with a resolution of 1366×768, the best which can be found on a netbook and really does make a difference. You also get 1GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive, along with Windows Starter 7 as the OS.

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