Conclusion: The Sony Dash Personal Internet Viewer is a step up from the Chumby One and more visually pleasing than your standard bedside alarm clock, but it feels like a niche product that lacks focus.
Pros: Sleek design with bright touch screen. Excellent alarm clock features. Mainstream apps like Facebook and Slacker Radio work well. All apps are free.
Cons: Overall product concept seems a bit flawed. Scope and abilities of apps is limited. Not very portable since it needs to be plugged in.
Excerpt: The Sony Dash falls into the awkward category of picture frames that do more than show pictures. The HP Dream Screen (recently shelved) and the cute Chumby both fall into the same arena; desk mates that keep you company. Sony adds some extra style and Sony love to the Dash in the hopes that it will distinguish it from others.
Pros: Thousands of apps, thousands of features, Sharp, durable design, Integrated Wi-Fi, Responsive touch screen
Cons: Slow, Light leaks from the edge of the bezel, Poor screen sharpness