At first glance, Sony’s new Vaio M netbook looks just like the Sony Vaio W, which has been on the market for a while. But the Vaio M is cheaper, and features a lower resolution display. As we learned earlier this month, the Sony Vaio M features a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor and a 10.1 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display, while the Vaio W has a 10.1 inch 1366 x 768 pixel display and Intel Atom N280 processor.
The folks at Stuff.tv in the UK got their hands on one of the new Vaio M models, which will sell for about £300, which is £100 less than the price of a Vaio W in the UK. That brings the price to about $455 US, which may seem a bit pricey, but computers tend to sell for less money this side of the pond.
It looks like Sony has dropped the chiclet-style keyboard and replaced it with a standard looking keyboard circa 2006. The computer has a matte plastic case. No word on whether the screen is matte or glossy, but I don’t see much glare in the photos.