Vaio Mini-W Series netbook and NW series on display
The Mini-W series packs all the usual netbook specs into Sony's distinctive Vaio design, along with the company's high quality X-Black screen. Although pricing cannot be confirmed, the Mini-W range is expected to retail for around £400.
Unlike most of today's netbooks, the Mini-W provides only two USB ports, both on the right hand side of the device.
Those hoping for HDMI output are going to be disappointed as display output can only be done through a standard VGA port.
An isolated keyboard and textured touch pad make typing and navigating around the W series very easy.
The Mini-W Series will be available in white, pink and brown with accessories to match.
Sony also recently announced the media focused NW series, which includes a 15.5in widescreen display and a Blu-Ray drive.
The Vaio NW also features a quick-boot button which launches the laptop straight into a web browser. The system can boot into this interface in around 20 seconds and users can be up and running in under 30 seconds.
The web browser is based on the Splashtop platform. Unlike the cross media bar interface offered on some other Sony notebooks, this only provides a web browser.
The chassis of the NW series is plastic, but designed to look like brushed aluminium and the large touchpad is textured to make navigation easier.
Sony recently took its first steps into the netbook market with the launch of the Vaio Mini-W series. The new device, along with the recently unveiled NW laptop, was on display at a recent showcase in London.