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News Sony joins the Netbook party as expected

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 9 Jan 2009.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. NiHiLiST

    NiHiLiST New-born car whore

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    I hope they had a very good reason for going for the slower CPU. Everything else about it is spot on, but I suppose it needed its individual little failing like all the other netbooks.

    That and the price...
     
  3. sui_winbolo

    sui_winbolo Giraffe_City

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    D=

    What's with the eraser mouse and no trackpad?

    Seriously? It may look sweet, but it's usability goes down the crapper doing that.
     
  4. Joeymac

    Joeymac New Member

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    I'm going to hold out another year for a netbook.... With Windows 7 on it, multi-touch screen and hopefully a dual core atom will be standard by then. These devices are going to be amazing.
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Nipple mouse > trackpad tbh.

    That looks like a swish bit of kit - I'd have that with XP on it if I were looking for a classy portable. :D
     
  6. freedom810

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    Looks like the best out IMO, deffo get one if I could afford it. Be really useful being so small to take to college.
     
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    Looks nice, but way overpriced as expected, ill be getting the samsung thanxbai
     
  8. DarkLord7854

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    For that price, might as well get a laptop
     
  9. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    $899 for a netbook? fail.

    I assume that's a touchscreen, as I don't see a trackpad. And that would be just a little bit of an oversight for a laptop :lol:
     
  10. DarkLord7854

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    I's not touchscreen, it's one of the old kind of mice, from like.. what.. 15 years or so ago? The little button thing that you bend in the direction you want the mouse to go
     
  11. Confused Fishcake

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    I believe many of you are unaware of the correct nomenclature for the pointing device:
    http://xkcd.com/243/

    As to the netbook though, can't see anything to justify the cost since IMHO its not even that pretty.
     
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  12. StephenK

    StephenK Sneak 'em Upper

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    Think I'll stick with my Eee, thanks :p
     
  13. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    My opinion of this thing was rising until I saw the $899 price tag.

    For that price, I would rather buy another 4870, a 64GB SSD and a watercooling kit.
     
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    Up to 4 hours battery, so realisitcally probably 3 hours. Disappointing. They made a T-series a lot like this in 2004, but that had 7 hours.
     
  15. Evildead666

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    I really like it, but the price is a bit of downer...
    will wait and see what happens when it is readily available....maybe the price will drop a bit...
     
  16. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    899$? Means like 898£? Yeah, right....

    No thanks.
     
  17. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    Well I love it, and it seems logical for Sony to take it to the high end instead of trying to compete on price, and according to their website it has GPS, which is the first I've seen.

    But at that price, I doubt I'll be getting one any time soon.
     
  18. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    Most people seem to forget that Sony was doing the "little PC that fits in your pocket" LONG before Asus brought out their Eee.

    May I present, The Sony VAIO C1 Picturebook. As made in 1999 (IIRC): http://www.sony.net/Fun/design/history/product/1990/pcg-c1.html

    They continued to refine the design, and increase the specs, until the early '00s, at which point the PCG-C1xx line stopped being made.

    I'm glad to see this return to form for Sony. Here's hoping it does them well once again.
     
  20. mclintox

    mclintox Eat cheese!

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    Thats a lot of cash.If your'e going to spend that much on one,you'd be better off with a decent spec laptop.If your main concern is portability,go for it,but for me they're a non starter.
     
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