The whole world seemed to get excited when rumors of a netbook from Sony started flying around. And sure enough, within a few short weeks Sony announced the Sony Vaio P Series, an 8-inch ultra portable notebook.
It’s announcement stunned people for a number of reasons. Firstly because of it’s ultra thin, sleek, stylish design, small enough to be placed in your jacket pocket or purse, and secondly because of it’s high price.
Sony have never marketed the Sony P series as a netbook, and rather as an ultra portable “lifestyle” notebook. But we can also tell that Sony wanted to target the netbook world, but in their own way.
The Sony P netbooks weighs just 1.4 lbs and measures 9.65″ (W) x 0.78″(H) x 4.72″(D), very small numbers by any measures. Specifications wise, the Sony P series features a high resolution, 8.0-inch LCD with a 1600 x 768 resolution and LED backlighting, with a 1.33Ghz Intel Atom processor. With 2GB DDR2 RAM, 60GB / 128GB SSD.
There is also 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, Sony “Motion Eye” webcam, Wireless WAN / integrated mobile broadband features, and comes with Windows Vista. Laptopmag said, there’s no question that the Sony VAIO P stands out from the netbook crowd. It’s lightweight, compact design is simply striking, and we appreciated the wide and crisp 8-inch display and zoom controls. As a design statement, the VAIO P is a breakthrough, and Sony crams an amazing amount of technology into a 1.4-pound body.