Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Netbook Previews: Acer Timeline 1810T vs. Sony Vaio W

After covering the iPhone 3GS and the Palm Pre for the last few days, we would like to focus now on other gadget related news that have caught our attention today.

Sony Vaio W

The Sony Vaio has always been seen as a brand that offers excellence and quality that Sony has always been known for. It's a treat to know then that the Sony Vaio W netbook will be shipping into the US come August. However, we've also been reading quite a lot of negative statements regarding this product coming from reliable sources like Engadget.
The company stressed the hardware's build quality here, and while we'll have to wait until we get our hands on to validate, like we said before, the pics aren't exactly flattering when you look at what the competition is producing.
Video below:

Below is just a snippet of the press release from Sony:
Featuring an ultra-portable design, the W Series is perfect for using as a secondary PC, in any room of the house, for surfing the web, checking e-mail, and social networking.

The W model comes in three vibrant colors- berry pink, sugar white and cocoa brown. A more subtle shade of the exterior hue finishes the inside of the PC while the touchpad is lined with a splash of brightness.

"The W Series lets you quickly look something up online whether searching for a recipe in the kitchen or relaxing on your recliner- there's no need to trudge upstairs to your office," said Mike Abary, senior vice president of the VAIO business group at Sony. "And it's sturdy enough for the kids to use, making it perfect for every member of the family."
We'll see how it really is when it comes in on August.

Acer Timeline 1810T

On the other hand, the Acer Timeline 1810T is so far getting rave previews based on both the specs and the brand's name in the Netbook market.

The just-leaked Aspire Timeline 1810T, for example, shares the same chassis as the underpowered Aspire One 751, though the innards are similar to those found in the Timeline series. We're talking an 11.6-inch display (1,366 x 768 resolution), Intel's 1.4GHz ULV SU3500 processor, GMA 4500MHD graphics, hardware accelerated decoding of HD video, up to 4GB of RAM, an HDMI socket, gigabit Ethernet, WiFi, optional 3G / Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and an 8-hour battery.

So there you have it a tale of two netbooks. Who will win? We'll bring you coverage once they actually ship in.

Source for Sony Vaio W
Source for Acer Aspire Timeline 1810T

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1 comment:

Lisa said...

Nice video.!! Sony is a reputed name for trusted technology. I too have a Sony VAIO notebook.