Sony Vaio VPC-W12S1E (Netbook) reviews and prices: 10.1" Laptop computer

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+ This laptop scores high on battery life. - It scores poorly on performance.

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7.6 out of 10 based on 83 reviews.
Sony Vaio VPC-W12S1E (Netbook) with Intel Atom N280 2.66 GHz Single Core Processor, 1GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows 7 Starter. 6 hours of battery See full product description

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Angie, Essex General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
This is a fab netbook, its a lovely colour and a good weight, it would suit any girlie that loves pink things.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 6.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Mar 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
This product looks good and performs well when used for surfing the net, I'm yet to try much in the way of word processing etc but I think it would do ok as long as you don't expect miracles.
Bad points:
The battery is a bit of a shock, it's huge but does have a long life, about 6.5 hours on average. The pictures should show you how big the battery is so are a bit misleading.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 15 Aug 2010

Mark, Manchester< uk Often on the move

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Flawless!! I bought for net surfing, skype, messenger and work also something I can travel with. It is small, compact, light and fits in to my bag nicely not like the big bulky heavy laptops. I travel a lot so wanted something I can travel with. I tried some games on it even though it is not designed for it. But Castle Wolfenstein, flight, sim 2002, IL-2 worked amazingly well. I bought a external dvd player for movies and the video quality is great very clear sharp images and vibrant colours.
Bad points:
The only thing that let's it down is the speakers they work ok! Just bit tiinny in sound which is shame for an amazing netbook. But when travelling I use my headphones and when at home use external speakers, so not a major problem. They do work well with skype just with movies and music average quality sound.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Mar 2011

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
light and looks good
Bad points:
battery sticks out a lot which you don't see from the website photos; the hard drive crashed for no apparent reason after only 3 months
Overall rating 4.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 2.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Apr 2010

char, berwick Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
well put together, looks like it will last, very clear screen and incredible battery life.
Bad points:
speaker sound isnt amazing or that loud, keys are not that easy to type with
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Aug 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
compact and light weight , good battery life
Bad points:
i find the keyboard not very sensitive and the keys are very close together
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 7.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Jan 2010

stewart, dunfermline Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I like the compact design of the prouct and the tactile feel of keyboard. I upgraded thw windows 7 starter to home as the basic windows 7 has limited functions
Bad points:
The SD card reader has not worked since purchase ,not a big deal but would benice if everything did work. Would prefer to have a Windows 7 home or ultimate from scratch
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jan 2011

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 10.1
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Starter
RAM (Gigabytes) 1
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Single
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Atom
Processor number N280
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.66
Number of USB ports 2
Connections Bluetooth
Connections Wireless
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 6
Weight (kg) 1.34
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number MEDIA ACC. 950
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 250
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series 945GSE
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Width in cm 26.78
Depth in cm 17.96
Release date 2009-11-10

Also known as: Sony VAIO W12S1EW Netbook

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he handy VAIO W-Series is light, compact and easy to carry. Its rounded design feels comfortable to hold while rugged styling protects from knocks and shocks.Choose your own special colour – Brown, White or Pink. Looks good from every angle with all-round colour, inside and out.


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