41You know how the Sony Vaio W is expected to sell for around $776 in Australia, while it has a list price of just $499 in the US? Yeah, apparently Australia isn’t the only region getting the short end of the stick. Yugatech reports that the netbook will sell for Php39,990 in the Philippines. That’s about $835 US.
Even in the US, the Sony Vaio W seems a bit overpriced. Sure, it has a decent looking keyboard and a high resolution 1366 x 768 pixel display. But that $499 price tag is for the netbook with a 3 cell, 2.5 hour battery. You can find plenty of netbooks with 5 hour or longer batteries for under $400. But I have to say, $499 still seems a lot better than the prices Sony is charging in other areas.
via Eee PC.net