Pros

  • Fantastic backlit LCD panel
  • Strong software suite

Cons

  • Quirky keyboard layout
  • Needs more USB ports.

At A Glance

It's got some flair--and some issues--but Sony's netbook is bound to find an audience among the fashion-conscious.

Manufacturer’s Description

Even if you use a desktop or full-size notebook in the office, the VAIO W121AX/W Netbook is a handy companion PC when you hit the road. Packing the computing requirements you'll need for everyday tasks.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number VPCW121AX/W
Processor
Processor type Intel Atom N280
Processor speed 1660.0 MHz
Display
Display size 10.1 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Vertical Resolution 768
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel 945 Express Chipset
Storage
Drive size 160.0 GB
Other storage
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 27242783379
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x2)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 0
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Dimensions
Width 10.5 inches
Depth 7.0 inches
Height 1.3 inches
Weight 3.0 pounds
Weight with Accessories 3.0 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Included Software
  • Microsoft Works
  • Adobe Reader 9
  • InterVideo WinDVD
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad
Other Hardware
  • Carrying Pouch
  • USB optical mouse

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 33.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Good
Battery
Battery Life 3:19:43 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 795.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 1180.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 599.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 1240.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 1004.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 896.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 677.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 520.0   seconds (lower is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 1478.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0