Sony Dash To Be Priced At Only $200, But Would You Buy One?

Sony is expected to release their Sony Dash on or about April 15th, 2010, and they are taking pre-orders for the $200 Personal Internet Viewer. So what does the Dash do? Sony describes their device as being:

The dash™ Personal Internet Viewer constantly delivers your favorite parts of the internet, all at a glance. Through BRAVIA® Internet Video, dash brings you instant access to a variety of movies, TV episodes, videos and music from a large selection of entertainment apps including Netflix®, YouTube™, Slacker® and more. And with over 1,000 free chumby® internet apps streaming your own personalized channel of news, games, social networking and more, dash offers a premium entertainment experience that only Sony can deliver.

But there are some limitations to the new device. First of all it needs to be plugged in. There is no battery onboard to run the unit away from a power plug.

My question is this. Would this be a device that you would buy and if so why would you buy it?

Comments welcome.

Sony Dash website