Sony has posted a teaser page on its New Zealand site for… something. Apparently the company will be launching a “revolutinary new VAIO” notebook that will “change the way you look at laptops. It could be a netbook or some sort of ultraportable laptop. or it could be something else altogether.
I’m going to hold off on any guesswork for now, but Sony and Apple are the only two major computer makers that have yet to release a netbook. And while neither company is known for making cheap computers, both are known for producing high quality devices. So a Sony netbook would be a welcome addition to the market — if the company can keep the price under $500. If it costs much more than that, it had better have some pretty awesome new features because it would be hard to place a $600 device in the same class as the $300 to $500 netbooks flooding the market.
I think, given the 2×16/5 format, it will be a double touchscreen, with the lower part being an iphone-similar keyboard, with the advantage of being a large 16/10 screen when opened to a 180 degrees angle
It just fills my heart with the old Christmas glee seeing everyone jumping into the “netbook” business. I will buy one next year, and I expect to really be able to find something great for $500 or less.
Something small, practical, very easy to type on using all my 10 fingers, easy to
read pages of documents, with a good battery life, a good outdoor screen, etc., etc., etc.
Aren’t you referring to the Samsung NC10? 🙂
I bet it will have a slot for memory stick instead of a SD card slot.
A touchscreen tablet netbook for under $500, please!
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