Thought the PSP Go was expensive? You ain't seen nothing yet. When you think of netbooks, what comes to mind? For most people, the answer to that question is a small, low-powered portable computer that is above all else, cheap.
"Having looked at it, I can't quite see what makes the special edition model more special than the regular versions, but I'm sure Sony have a plan. Although, given what some of their recent plans have been like, it might not be a very good one, as a policy of releasing very expensive hardware in a recession doesn't seem to make a lot of sense." "Still, it makes the PSP Go seem quite reasonable." Special edition one`s look cool. Price tag not cool.
What is up with the prices? I want some of the drugs that the person was on that came up with the pricing for these.
It would be better to buy the 500-800 one`s. You get more space. But no nividia graphics. :(
...meanwhile, computer companies such as Apple and smartphone company, RIM (BlackBerry) - none of which are inexpensive - continue to dominate the market despite being in a recession. No matter how you slice it, recession or not, when it comes to electronics people will still shell out some serious cash for the stuff they want. I think the recession is having a larger impact on the Auto industry than any other industry, as people who use to get a new car every year are starting to hold off on doing so. People tend to put something that they can buy outright (an electronic for example) and something that they have to use credit for (i.e. a car) in different categories. No one wants to be in debt while we're in a recession because if you lose your job you just have another huge bill to take care of. As opposed to electronics, it might not be the smartest decision to go spend several grand on it right now, but if you have the cash to do so it's better than having to put something on credit.
Blackberries are pretty cheap now dude. My friend just got a pearl for $50
@1.1 Those drugs are probably over priced too :(
i just want the ass.
A grand for a netbook! Even Apple wouldn't dream of charging you that, let alone a $2000 special edition one. I guess Sony needs a little help in market research department....
lol $1000 for a netbook. Dude, what the phuck is Sony smoking lol? That's very Apple of them.
As much as I thought WTF when they cost $1000, you guys gotta realize when you look at the product in person, the Sony item screams quality. Spec-wise it's roughly the same or similar to other netbooks. Battery-wise probably not as good, but the craftsmanship of the thing and the screen quality is amazing. A similar ~$129 Asus Eee from Woot that my sister recently got can't compare to the Sony when looking at the quality of its build. The Eee is very cheaply made and is what defines most of the netbooks out there. You guys that are constantly bashing Sony for selling expensive hardware ... have you ever come to realize that Sony generally caters to producing sexy-looking hardware for the aesthetic-conscious consumer? Remember the Macbook Air? Remember how much 'that' cost?
Here's an idea... If you think something is too expensive... Don't buy it. LOL at this fixation with the price on Sony products.
I don't have a problem with a notebook costing $1,000 if what's in it is worth it. My laptop was $1,000 but it has a 1GB video card in it with 4GB of memory and a 17" screen. I guess with this product you're paying for mobility, but I don't know what the point is to buy a laptop this small unless you're 80 yrs old and you're back will break if you carry anything that's 2 lbs.
wait coz sony has to make consoles cheap does not mean they are a cheap company to begin with ... they made this product not for the masses and its giving it a level of class ... besides sony need to retain their high profile imagine somehow. simply put the product is not for everybody. case closed.
Will Sony ever learn? They are so slow to adapt the their environment these days. People just arnt spending that kind of money on electronics these days.
There are NOT netbooks! They are normal spec computers in a small package.
Price is high but that is sexy as hell. The netbook ain't half bad either ;)
"256GB SSD" typical sony to release new tech when its expensive.
You do know that person is a skinny dude, right?
i noticed an xmb during the video
That is Apple type ridiculous there. What the heck are you thinking Sony? That thing better have some pretty nice specs, or what the hell is the point of it? Pay way too much money for underpowered hardware that is small? I have a netbook, but I only paid 300 for and am quite happy with it. What audience are they preying upon? The people that buy stuff just because it has a pretty shell?
Besides Sony has always had higher prices then it competitors. Stop acting like this is something new.
Well, thanks man. That was an excellent justification of why the product is worth it's price tag... because Sony is always more expensive. You should definitely work for Sony. / sarcasm
I was messing around with one of these at frys. its a pretty sexy piece of hardware, but its not something i have the money for. then again I doubt that sony is really expecting you or me to buy it. Its for people in a completely different income bracket and looking to use it for very different things than me.
^ well said.
@ 2.3: Well said! People forget that Sony products (outside the Playstation brand) have always been pricey but generally have extraordinary craftsmanship and are aimed at people who won't really bat and eyelid about the price.
Looks very nice. I am really wanting to know what justifies the $1000.00 price difference? I would pay a G for this. http://ces.cnet.com/8301-19...
Ouch! Is there gold dust inside it?
Screw gold dust, it better come with plenty of coke.
*looks at bandit* *shocked* *walks away very slowly*
remeber, with Sony, you get what you pay for :D
What is in this netbook that justifies the price? Hmmm. That's right. Nothing. Slap a Sony logo on it and a pretty case and blamo! 1000 dollar price tag.
"Slap a Sony logo on it and a pretty case and blamo! 1000 dollar price tag." That pretty much sums it up!
for 200 bucks on newegg... an acer. Its sold out now but heres an ASUS for 170 bucks: http://www.newegg.com/Produ... my full sized laptop didn't even cost a grand... anyone else remember that rootkit Sony used to install in all their pcs? I haven't bought one since, even though I'm a Sony guy.
Oh i like this pic...
....to be able t grab the ass in that pic?
As much as what`s in here pocket. XD
$1000? Wow...I thought those netbooks were like $3-400?
Dude you can get a netbook as low as $50, that's no joke.
really? wow...lol I knew they were cheaper, but not that cheap
there the poor mans laptop which is kind of sad. I realise there just for portability, but I just cant see it.
that chick better watch out for pick pockets!
Has N4G turned into a price comparison website now. If it's too expensive just dont buy it.
Uh videogames are tech. PC's are tech. This is filed under the industry, PC and Tech sections. Wtf is wrong with you? Prices aren't news?
XBL pricing articles continue to sprout..
Sony's net book is one of dozens of netbooks you can buy, it's an open market where you pick any one you want and they all do more or less the same job, you can pick one at a lower price. XBL on the other hand is all you've got, there is no choice, if you want a 360 and to play games online you have to have XBL which throws the pricing open to more scrutiny.
Of course you have a choice, you can buy a PS3. MS has no monopoly on the console industry... Remember PS3 is cheaper....but some still continue to argue MS's prices vs cheaper and free counterparts. Netbooks are called netbooks for a reason. Price is a big factor in that reasoning.
If you read the comment I did state that you have no choice if you want a 360 and wish to play online. If someone owns a 360 they might not have the cash to just buy a PS3 so they either pay up or dont play online. That is why you keep getting articles about XBL v PSN, 360 users have no option but to pay for online play thus feeling the need to justify the XBL price tag with threads about its value. If you want a netbook you have dozens of choices, so if Sony launch a $2000 netbook you can just buy a Acer (or whatever brand) for $300. My original point was that the article didn't list any features or capabilities of the netbook just the price, so how does anyone know if the price is reasonable, if they told you the spec of machine then it would have been relevant and deemable as news. Just stating a price is not news
No prices aren't news. Where does it list the specs of the machine, or benchmark performance against other netbooks, thats right no where, all it states are the prices. That my friend is not Tech news it's a price list Edit @ disagree. My mistake it does list the specs of the machine, missed that bit of the price list..... sorry article
Guess... Sony has given up on the rest of the world and are now concentrating on the filthy rich !!!
As much as I agree that the price of this netbook is ridiculous, I would also agree that this isn't really worthy of news. It seems like something an MS fanboy would post on N4G just to let others know that Sony charges a lot of $$$ too.
I tried the product out, and it's great for being able to stick in your coat pocket. But it's a tad too small for any heavy duty writing sessions. Perfect for checking email though. Think of it as a Blackberry replacement. A very sexy Blackberry replacement.
i think it's a great product, and if price is no issue then you've got something awesome on your hands. but it's getting really...diverse out there now, when you go to buy a new PC or PDA device. i got the verizon htc touch pro (xv6850) and i like how it has a hardware keyboard, but then again the only time i'll be typing on it is when i'm not driving. and if i'm going to be stationary for a while then i'll just whip out my laptop, bigger screen and more comfy. plus it draws stares better ;) i have way too many devices now...we should all be wearing more cargos now i guess.
Trying to make up for Sony loss profits for the ps3 maybe.
i knew good old bots would bring ps3 into this, and yeah stfu :)
I paid 1200 and it's from dell. haha
They probably have other note books, this might be just the top end product...still its WAY expensive O.o... I'd never buy a net book, esp not for 2G
This really has nothing to do with gaming.
I'm bored with all those 'Sony is too expansive' threads. No they're not. Those products are sexy, hence they cost more. Apple is 'overpriced' too, they still sell millions. Stop believing nobody buys them, Sony sells a lot, PS3 sells the same as 360 while costing twice more, it means people are ok with the price. Same thing for PSP Go or this netbook. There are many rich people left in the world, here in Europe at least we can afford this kind of products easily, and I guess it's still the same in the US, even if American kids on this forum can't afford it.
What's your point? Sony's products sell well because Sony is a status brand. Rich people buy Sony laptops over Dell laptops simply to show it off as a status symbol. With consoles, people buy the PS3 for personal reasons, although some buy it and then call Xbox 360 owners poor. Well, Eff those people, because those kinds of guys are what a place like hell would be made for.
Except Apple is rolling in money while Sony continues to bleed.
Sony: "Bend down for justice slaves." PSP Go. $249.99. All rights reserved. Sh1tty Sony Laptop. $1999.99. All rights reserved.
to me this post and comments just screams out jealousy because they cant have this sexy notebook. if i didnt know any better this is why people bash sony on the internet. cause they so despretly want one but they cant financially. bringing out all the hate and bashing the product and the brand. nobody bashes Ferrari for the awesome laptop they produced and they cost a pretty peny.
i have the new hp laptop. 4gig ram. 17" screen. 320hdd. and it was a grand. i couldn't see spending a grand on a notebook. but then again i'm not in the notebook market. but if i were in the notebook market i'd want a good one. i wouldn't want a cheap ass acer. so i wouldn't mind spending some money on it. what ever. if it cost more than cheap models' it's probably better than the cheap models. get over it.
i know this is way off topic ..but my ps3 is in repair and i need a game to play, what game besides gears or halo would yall recommend .. if its a muliplat and its good proboly already haue it for ps3
Who do they think they are, Apple? Haha. Yeah, I don't get the appeal of Netbooks anyways.
What did you think it was going to cost ? If you can't afford it than it's not for you . Why would they want to dumb down there price and kill the sony brand . Why don't you go tell Armani to sell there shirts for 5 bucks ? ... It just won't happen
it is only similar to apple laptops, it really doesn't surprise me, it is about £1400 which isn't astronomical, it is probably a nice piece of kit.