Sony announces new Crusoe-based Vaio

The Vaio PCG-C1VP Picturebook notebook uses Microsoft's Windows 2000 or Windows ME and features a Crusoe TM5600 667MHz processor. The machine, which is aimed at the corporate market, is one-inch thick (2.54 centimetres), weighs 2.2 pounds (1 kilogram), and can run for between 2.5 and 5.5 hours on the standard battery. With optional batteries, the notebook can run for up to 20 hours, the company said in a statement.

Sony, which expects to ship the Vaio next month, also has a promotional deal through wireless access provider GoAmerica Communications for a free wireless modem for users who sign up for a wireless plan. The notebook also comes loaded with a suite of Sony's own multimedia-creation programs, including MovieMaker, PictureGear and DVgate, Sony said in a statement.

The Picturebook has a 15GB hard drive, 128MB of RAM and a MagicGate Memory Stick media slot, as well as an i.Link IEEE 1394 high-speed interface.

With Windows ME, the notebook will cost $US2000, while with Windows 2000, it will cost $2100, Sony said in the statement. Additional features include the quad-capacity battery, available for $US400, and 64MB of additional memory for $US200.

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Douglas F. Gray

PC World
Comments are now closed.

Latest News Articles

Most Popular Articles

Follow Us

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Resources

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Compare & Save

Deals powered by WhistleOut
WhistleOut

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?