SOURCE: Sony Europe

Sony Europe

January 06, 2010 19:30 ET

The Stylish VAIO W Eco Edition That's Kinder on the Environment

New VAIO W Series From Sony With Special Eco Edition

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - January 6, 2010) - CES

-- Light, stylish mini notebook for on-the-go computing

-- Bright, clear mercury-free VAIO Display with LED backlight

-- Stay active for longer with up to 8.5 hours battery life

-- 'Eco Edition' with recycled plastic parts, electronic manual and innovative carry-bag that saves 10% CO2 emissions in production

The chic, colourful new VAIO W Series mini notebook isn't just slim, light and easy to use -- it's designed to minimise its environmental impact, too.

From web browsing and emailing to blogging and social networking, the new W Series makes a beautifully balanced partner for your everyday computing needs. It's powered by the energy-efficient Intel® Atom™ processor family, with Genuine Windows® 7 Starter Edition for a more responsive, streamlined computing experience. 1GB of RAM is partnered with a 250GB hard disk drive to store your documents and personal media collection.

More energy efficient than traditional lamp technology, the VAIO Display (10.1"/ 25.6cm) with LED backlight contains no environmentally-harmful mercury.

Editing documents is a pleasure rather than a chore on the positive, accurate keyboard.

Apart from its good looks and ergonomic design, the new VAIO W Series mini notebook lets you stay connected for longer. Up to 8.5 hours battery life gives you plenty of time to enjoy your digital life without hunting for a power socket.

New VAIO W Series Eco Edition

Available through selected VAIO retailers, a special Eco Edition is designed to be even more environmentally friendly -- from the factory right to your home. Overall, it helps cut its carbon footprint with a 10% reduction in CO2 emissions during production compared with previous W Series models. This is achieved through use of recycled plastics during manufacture.

Styled in a white finish, the VAIO W Series Eco Edition is distinguished by a mint green palm rest and distinctive patterned touch pad.

Like other new W Series models, power consumption is reduced by the Intel® Atom™ processor and VAIO display with LED backlight, which contributes to an Energy Star 5.0 certification.

Aside from its energy-efficient design, this very special VAIO dramatically reduces the overall carbon footprint of your personal computing needs. In common with all W Series models, nearly 80% of all plastic parts -- including palm rest, top and bottom covers -- are made from recycled materials. These comprise PC/ABS resin plus polycarbonates recovered from CD/DVD manufacturing.

The mini notebook is supplied with an electronic user manual that achieves approximately 35% reduction in printed user documentation compared with previous W Series.

What's more, the W Series Eco Edition puts less strain on the planet when it's being transported from the factory to your home. In a Sony first, the unit is supplied in an environmentally friendly and stylish PC carry bag in brown. This attractive bag with handle replaces the individual cardboard carton, reducing packaging material from factory to store and from store to home. Moreover, the bag's outer fabric is manufactured using 100% recycled PET bottles. As an important step to cut the environmental cost of computing, Sony takes initiatives for a better environment through innovation.

The new VAIO W Series mini notebook computer by Sony is available from February 2010.

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About Sony:

Sony is a leading global innovator of audio, video, communications and information technology products for both the consumer and professional markets. Sony is renowned for its audio-visual products, such as the BRAVIA™ LCD high-definition television, Cyber-shot™ digital camera, Handycam® camcorder and Walkman® MP3 player as well as its VAIO™ personal computers and high-definition (HD) professional broadcast equipment, highlighted by the XDCAM® HD. Offering a complete end-to-end HD value chain and with its electronics, music, pictures, game and online businesses, Sony is one of the world's leading digital entertainment brands, employing approximately 170,000 people worldwide.

Through its long-term football partnerships as an official sponsor of the UEFA Champions League until 2012, Official FIFA Partner until 2014 and global sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™ in 2010 and 2014, Sony is inspiring a sense of excitement for the millions of football fans around the world.

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