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Sony VAIO W11S1E Netbook | White | £229.00 | @ Sainsburys Instore

£229.00 @ Sainsbury's
Seen this at Sainsburys Crawley this afternoon. Specs: Screen: 10.1-inch (1366 x 768 pixels) Processor: 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280 Graphics card: Intel GMA 950 Bluetooth Yes Webcam: Yes RAM: 1… Read More
Alena Avatar
7y, 1m agoFound 7 years, 1 month ago
Seen this at Sainsburys Crawley this afternoon.

Specs:

Screen: 10.1-inch (1366 x 768 pixels)
Processor: 1.66GHz Intel Atom N280
Graphics card: Intel GMA 950
Bluetooth Yes
Webcam: Yes
RAM: 1024MB
Hard drive: 160GB
Connectivity: 802.11n Wi-Fi, 10/100 Ethernet
Dimensions: 268 x 180 x 32mm
Weight: 1.2kg (with battery)

Windows XP Home Edition
- J400uk
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#1
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#2
sweet, will be looking out for one. next cheapest I can see is £270 at Argos clearance
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BEWARE : Horrible Battery Life. less than 2 hours as reported in many places....they are trying to sell this stuff off as the standard for 10 inch notebooks have gone above 5 hours in 2010 ! and some even claim above 10 hours....
#4
mujunaidphd
BEWARE : Horrible Battery Life. less than 2 hours as reported in many places....they are trying to sell this stuff off as the standard for 10 inch notebooks have gone above 5 hours in 2010 ! and some even claim above 10 hours....


My asus can do 11hrs :thumbsup:
#5
mujunaidphd
BEWARE : Horrible Battery Life. less than 2 hours as reported in many places....they are trying to sell this stuff off as the standard for 10 inch notebooks have gone above 5 hours in 2010 ! and some even claim above 10 hours....


I've got this and whilst it is a good piece of kit, you're right, the battery life is rubbish - I get just over 2 hours.

The W12S1E has around 2-3 times the battery life. All other specs on the two look the same

So if I bought a spare battery for the W12S1E would it work with mine and give the same battery life?
#6
Very very good price, voted hot. I paid £279 for mine back in October last year and have been pretty pleased with it. Upgraded to Windows 7 and 2GB Ram, works very well. The screen is better than all the cheap 10" netbooks as it runs at 1366 x 768 and produces a great picture, this makes a massive difference compared to the cramped 1024 x 600 displays most have. The keyboard and general build quality is also excellent, and you get great connectvity thrown in too with GBe, Bluetooth and WiFi N.

mfc1986

So if I bought a spare battery for the W12S1E would it work with mine and give the same battery life?


Yes, I recently got hold of a W12S1E battery for mine, get about 6/7 hours now rather than 2/3 hours.
#7
damn i was in sainsburys buying the car wax deal posted and didnt check the laptops
#8
mujunaidphd
BEWARE : Horrible Battery Life. less than 2 hours as reported in many places....they are trying to sell this stuff off as the standard for 10 inch notebooks have gone above 5 hours in 2010 ! and some even claim above 10 hours....


True BUT Sony have great build quality. Got two Sony Laptop both costing £800 each. The battery lasts only 1-2 hour max but had no problems with them for the past 2 years.

HOT :thumbsup:
#9
jalaldevil
True BUT Sony have great build quality. Got two Sony Laptop both costing £800 each. The battery lasts only 1-2 hour max but had no problems with them for the past 2 years.

HOT :thumbsup:


Same Here!..:thumbsup:
#10
I dont think I have seen this in Lancaster store today. They only got a Medion box on the shelf
I will try to get a top spec vaio p for £900 from sonystyle China when the bloody volcano calm down
#11
The screen is better than all the cheap 10" netbooks as it runs at 1366 x 768 and produces a great picture, this makes a massive difference compared to the cramped 1024 x 600 displays most have.


Isn't a 1366 x 768 screen more "cramped" than a 1024 x 600 (i.e. everything is smaller and more difficult to read)?

BTW I have a cheap MSI U130 with a screen 1024 x 600 and I have an excellent sharp picture.
#12
J400uk
Very very good price, voted hot. I paid £279 for mine back in October last year and have been pretty pleased with it. Upgraded to Windows 7 and 2GB Ram, works very well. The screen is better than all the cheap 10" netbooks as it runs at 1366 x 768 and produces a great picture, this makes a massive difference compared to the cramped 1024 x 600 displays most have. The keyboard and general build quality is also excellent, and you get great connectvity thrown in too with GBe, Bluetooth and WiFi N.



Yes, I recently got hold of a W12S1E battery for mine, get about 6/7 hours now rather than 2/3 hours.


Do you mind me asking how much you paid and where you got it ?
#13
this is 240 clearance on ebay argos
#14
Overpriced this laptop is not worth more than £150 but some people fancy to pay 80 quid more because of sony labels:roll:
#15
pet2000
Isn't a 1366 x 768 screen more "cramped" than a 1024 x 600 (i.e. everything is smaller and more difficult to read)?

BTW I have a cheap MSI U130 with a screen 1024 x 600 and I have an excellent sharp picture.


I put windows 7 home premium on it and you go on display and click 'Medium- 125%' much better and the res still looks super sharp
#16
cocaine
Overpriced this laptop is not worth more than £150 but some people fancy to pay 80 quid more because of sony labels:roll:


it doesnt matter whether its overpriced or not - can you get it any cheaper.

Ofcourse people pay for labels unless you live in China pre the 1950s and we would all wear grey suits.

is this the same one thats online for 299
http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop/technology/list.html?search=sony+netbook&search_term1=sony+netbook&searchType=/sol/shop/technology/list.html&bmUID=1271973901175
#17
thankshotdeals
it doesnt matter whether its overpriced or not - can you get it any cheaper.

Ofcourse people pay for labels unless you live in China pre the 1950s and we would all wear grey suits.

is this the same one thats online for 299
http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop/technology/list.html?search=sony+netbook&search_term1=sony+netbook&searchType=/sol/shop/technology/list.html&bmUID=1271973901175


Yup..the same one..
#18
If this didn't have such a **** battery, I would have bought this by now.
#19
i have had a samsung netbook great build quality, 8 hours battery ,better spec , cheaper (less than £200) ive had mine for over 2 years and never had a better laptop computer ...oh and its a NC10
#20
glyn38
i have had a samsung netbook great build quality, 8 hours battery ,better spec , cheaper (less than £200) ive had mine for over 2 years and never had a better laptop computer ...oh and its a NC10

Agrees, id rather get something for about the same price with better battery etc.
what good is a netbook with 2 hour battery!
#21
jalaldevil;8434741
True BUT Sony have great build quality.
Ha ha ha - that's a good one!
#22
|Shaz|;8435169
what good is a netbook with 2 hour battery!
Great if you never need to use it for more than 2 hours away from the mains.

I bought a battery for £32 from eBay for my Aspire One which gives it 8 hours or so; then there's another couple from the original.
#23
glyn38;8435113
i have had a samsung netbook great build quality, 8 hours battery ,better spec , cheaper (less than £200) ive had mine for over 2 years and never had a better laptop computer ...oh and its a NC10
But it only has a 1024x600 display; quite a lot inferior to this one. The Sony "I've got more money than sense" badge is the problem with this one. Can you cover it up with tape to spare your embarrassment? You'd need quite a lot of tape...
#24
specwise this seems pretty crap, ive no doubt its a deal as in this is cheaper than the normal price for this particular netbook, but i would seriously spend my money elsewhere (compaq mini) , better spec, and your not just paying for the sony name.

just my opinion, but £230 for a netbook thats, just pretty much like every other netbook, but with crap battery life, no ION etc etc.
#25
Buy a Dell?? :thumbsup:
#26
It still puzzles me why people would waste money on these things. If your gonna throw money away at least go with something like an iPad.

Or better still, save up for a laptop that can actually handle day to day web browsing.

As well as the fact that they are Vaio's, so you'll spend all day uninstalling all the pathetic Sony crap that they come installed with which reduces the performance of your machine by like 90%.

No Operating System stated either, so if its Vista then you might as well take a cricket bat into your local Sainsbury's and go to town on them.
#27
pibpob
But it only has a 1024x600 display; quite a lot inferior to this one. The Sony "I've got more money than sense" badge is the problem with this one. Can you cover it up with tape to spare your embarrassment? You'd need quite a lot of tape...


Would be fine for Apple owners as I imagine they too get through allot of tape :oops:
#28
striker33
It still puzzles me why people would waste money on these things. If your gonna throw money away at least go with something like an iPad.

Or better still, save up for a laptop that can actually handle day to day web browsing.

As well as the fact that they are Vaio's, so you'll spend all day uninstalling all the pathetic Sony crap that they come installed with which reduces the performance of your machine by like 90%.

No Operating System stated either, so if its Vista then you might as well take a cricket bat into your local Sainsbury's and go to town on them.

The iPad is slower, gayer, and I can't install the applications I want on it. Running a Linux distro, I can browse the web, develop software, play the entire back catalogue of Nintendo, Sega and Sony PS1 games, run a torrent client and not notice the performance difference between it and less portable laptops.

Also I can buy a second battery which lasts 8 hours and not have to rely on AppleCare.
#29
Sony have good build quality and good service. I had a dodgy Nvidia GPU in mine and even though I was two years it was two years out of warranty they accepted it was a design fault and picked it up, fixed it and delivered it back free of charge.
#30
striker33
It still puzzles me why people would waste money on these things. If your gonna throw money away at least go with something like an iPad.

Or better still, save up for a laptop that can actually handle day to day web browsing.

As well as the fact that they are Vaio's, so you'll spend all day uninstalling all the pathetic Sony crap that they come installed with which reduces the performance of your machine by like 90%.

No Operating System stated either, so if its Vista then you might as well take a cricket bat into your local Sainsbury's and go to town on them.


Well re the ipad ;
"Should I buy an iPad? Hmmm. I want a $300 netbook with no USB ports, no keyboard, no Adobe Flash support, and instead of 160GB of storage get 16GB, no 10/100 hard-wire port, no video camera. And it'll only run 1 app at a time and be a closed proprietary system. But it'll have a cool touch-screen and a pretty logo. And instead of paying $300, pay $500.
WHAT AM I? STUPID?"

and then there's the app activation/deactivcation.... just how complex can Apple make there service ?...

I know the costs are in USD but the above comments stilll hold imho.... so apart from all the above points yes buying an ipad will great sense................
#31
Alena;8434769
Same Here!..:thumbsup:


Same here, bought a Vaio AR21S 4+ years ago (it was £1759 then) then bought a Vaio F11Z1E/BI this year (£1250). Using both and they're as solid as hell!
#32
brandnewgame;8435971
The iPad is slower, gayer, and I can't install the applications I want on it.
Please don't use casual homophobia on this forum.
#33
Petetobin;8436393
Sony have good build quality and good service. I had a dodgy Nvidia GPU in mine and even though I was two years it was two years out of warranty they accepted it was a design fault and picked it up, fixed it and delivered it back free of charge.
I'm not sure how you can conclude that because your computer failed, it had good "build quality". :) On the other hand, the only reason why they accepted it back was because they knew they didn't have a legal leg to stand on - I bet every manufacturer of machines containing that dodgy chip did exactly the same thing.
#34
afroylnt;8435795
Would be fine for Apple owners as I imagine they too get through allot of tape :oops:
True, but not as much tape - the logos do tend to be a bit more subtle!
#35
I'm really surprised the whole "it's a netbook, it can't handle anything day to day" argument is still going.

Netbooks have been around for over a year. I have a NC10 too, bought mine almost a year ago. I use it for day to day web browsing over WiFi and it's fine.

I also use it for iTunes, playing music to my bluetooth headphones, tagging music. I also have WikiTaxi with the latest Wikipedia dump on there if I'm offline.

Still not good enough? I use Adobe Lightroom 2 on it with my 50D when I've been out shooting and I have Adobe CS4 on it as well. No, it's obviously not brilliant for After Effects but I can make assets in Illustrator, do rough page layouts or fine text tinkering in InDesign, play in Photoshop... Obviously if you're going to do a lot of this stuff then you'll have a proper desktop for it, as I do, but it's nice to have this stuff on the move or when you're away from home.

Good old Samsung NC10 :)
#36
Same argument that Linux is somehow not up to the job. My Aspire One Linux netbook (Ubuntu) works brilliantly.
#37
striker33
It still puzzles me why people would waste money on these things. If your gonna throw money away at least go with something like an iPad.

Or better still, save up for a laptop that can actually handle day to day web browsing.

As well as the fact that they are Vaio's, so you'll spend all day uninstalling all the pathetic Sony crap that they come installed with which reduces the performance of your machine by like 90%.

No Operating System stated either, so if its Vista then you might as well take a cricket bat into your local Sainsbury's and go to town on them.


When was the last time someone installed Vista on a netbook? :roll: It's either XP or Ubuntu or for the newer ones it'd be W7.

Your points fail.
#38
pibpob
Please don't use casual homophobia on this forum.


Agreed. Homophobia should be a black tie affair, not this jeans and a hoodie casual business.
#39
I only have a desktop pc .Was looking for something portable to take round a elderly relative's, so she could skype someone in America every now and again .Would this netbook do the job ?
#40
Some of the comments on here are really stupid and uncalled for. There is nothing wrong with the spec of the netbook. You won't find anything else with the same 1366 x 768 WLED screen for the same money.

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