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Sony W-series netbook tugs at the heartstrings of the eco-conscious

by Parm Mann on 11 January 2010, 00:28

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Sony's impressive stand at CES 2010 probably used more electricity than most other exhibitors combined, but the company is hoping to raise its eco credentials with the introduction of its "green" W Series Eco Edition netbook.

The 10.1 system, pictured above, houses a low-power Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM, integrated Intel graphics, a 250GB hard-disk drive and provides up to 8.5 hours of battery life.

Pretty much run-of-the-mill as far as a modern-day netbook is concerned, but it's Sony's eco-friendly efforts that help it stand out. According to Sony, 80 per cent of this Eco Edition model's plastic parts are made from recycled materials - including recovered CDs and DVDs - and the chassis' tinted-green finish will help show off your eco-conscious purchase.

Elsewhere, the system's LED-backlit display contains no environmentally-harmful mercury, and Sony has opted for an electronic manual - creating a 35 per cent reduction in printed user documentation when compared to previous models, says the Japanese company.

The green-ness doesn't stop there, either. Instead of shipping the netbook to consumers in traditional cardboard packaging, Sony ships the W Series Eco Edition in a "stylish" brown carry bag made partly from recycled PET bottles.

Want to feel good about the netbook you buy? Sony's W Series Eco Edition will be available in February priced at around $450.

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For every person I see with one of these, I'm going to burn a tire of filled with kittens.
A big Thumbs Up to Sony!
For every person I see with one of these, I'm going to burn a tire of filled with kittens.
Your local pet shop is putting in the order as we speak.
too much bezel, if your not going to spread the keyboard all the way out then narrow the thing down