Summary: The design of the netbook seem good at first with the extruding battery, but over time, that same design became an inconvenience when having to pack it into a tight space. Eventually the connection broke and i had to tape it to the machine The sound card doesn't work properly. You never know when it will work and when it won't. There was no fix available and no replacement machine. I contacted Sony twice about it and they chalked it up to "one of those things" basically.
Summary: My husband bought me the earlier model 2 years ago. It has the three cell battery. It makes for a sleek look having the battery being flush with the netbook. At first this was great. I had a new baby, and couldn't nurse my baby and internet surf at the same time. my old laptop was heavy, bulky and was dying on me. He got this for me. It was good at doing the only thing I wanted my computer to do, go in the internet, e-mail and go to social networking sites.
Summary: This mini is WAY too expensive for what it has inside: Intel N450 Atom Processor and 1GB DDR2??? Are you kidding? First of all N450 is old, is not even dual core, and DDR2 is ridiculous, everything DDR3 now..
Summary: I got my Sony VAIO W series 6 months ago. I works perfectly great. Good resolution and Graphics. The sounds quality is not that bad. Very comforting to hands. I like the keypads, it easy to slide you finger to every letter. Mouse pad is okay. Battery life has a long capacity up to 7-8 hours when using the power saver mode. If you want to enhance the performance you need to upgrade the RAM. Unfortunately, 2GB RAM is the only available to upgrade this product.
Summary: I really love this netbook. I had an Asus eeepc for about 2 weeks before I bought this one, and returned it thinking I just wasn't cut out for the netbook experience. I'm glad I tried one more time! One of the most helpful features that sets this netbook apart from others, are the "chicklet" keys. They help you type so much more easily in the smaller space of netbooks.
Summary: I had read average reviews on this elsewhere. I bought it because it's one of the few 10.1" netbooks with 1366x768 resolution (instead of 1024x600 which is normal for this size). That intrigued me because the more resolution means the more screen you get on a page. Usually that is better for browsing, word processing, etc. Problem is I'm barely able to make sense of a 10.1" screen with 1366x768. I bet 1024 would be better.
Summary: More flimsy junk from Sony. They used to be a good company but now produce expensive landfill material. Beware: Sony is very very stingy about fixing their flimsy junk under warranty. They do not stand behind their products like better companies. Also note that when trying to contact customer support, they ONLY provide a phone number, no email or even street address, and they will NEVER put anything into writing.