January 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm
Sony has upgraded its Vaio W netbook with the Eco Edition. The new Vaio W series generates 10 percent lower CO2 emissions during production compared to its predecessor. It has recycled plastic parts, an innovative carry bag and an electronic manual (presumably loaded onto the netbook). The 10.1-inch (1366 x 768) LED backlit display is also mercury-free.
To make sure you know about its green credentials, Sony has used a mint green palm rest and touchpad. The carry bag has been designed to replace the cardboard box that normal electronic devices come in. Therefore the Vaio W Eco Edition will ship straight to your door in this bag. The outer fabric is manufactured using 100% recycled PET bottles.
As you would expect, the Vaio W Eco Edition has moved to the new Intel Pine Trail platform, with the netbook sporting a 1.66Ghz Atom processor, 1GB RAM, 250GB HDD and Windows 7 Starter. An 8.5 hour battery life is also quoted. Being green isn’t cheap, the Eco Edition will set you back $480 when it launches in February 2010 (it’s expected to hit the UK in the same time frame). Check out some of the specs after the jump.
Sony Vaio W Eco Edition (W21M2E) Technical Specifications:
- Processor: Intel® Atom™ Processor N450 (1.66GHz)
- OS: Genuine Windows® 7 Starter
- Memory: 1GB
- Storage: 250GB Hard Disk Drive (Serial ATA)
- Display: 25.6cm (10.1”) VAIO Display with LED technology, 1366 x 768 resolution
- Other features: WLAN 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth®, Motion Eye webcam
- Dimensions & Weight: 1.32 kg, 179.6 mm (depth) x 267.8 (width) x 27.5-50.9 (height)