Sony's Vaio P: A Super-Mobile Notebook PC

by Eric Grevstad

It's shocking how many features Sony packs into this 1.3-pound notebook PC. We're talking a roomy screen and keyboard, plus mobile broadband. Too bad the price is just as shocking.

The "P" in Sony's Vaio P could stand for "portable" or "pretty," but we think it stands for "pricey." It's a nifty little notebook that you can slip into a jacket pocket…but are you willing to pay a premium for the privilege? Yeah, the P could stand for that, too. HardwareCentral has the full review.

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Only Sony could make it tempting to spend $1,500 on a PC with little more power than a $400 netbook. The Vaio P "lifestyle PC" starts at $900 with a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and 128GB solid-state drive in lieu of a hard disk; the deluxe version tested here (model VPCP118KX) is one and a half grand with a slightly faster 2.0GHz Atom Z550 CPU, roomier 256GB SSD, and Verizon mobile broadband with GPS built in.

Read the complete Sony Vaio P notebook review.

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This article was originally published on Friday Aug 13th 2010
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