Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sony Vaio P Launch - Pocket Style PC

After all the mystery, leaks and speculation over Sony's latest product, we found ourselves in an interesting position on what to really expect when we headed over to The Salon, a very stylish venue over at the National Museum. Since it was a given that we already knew what Sony's little Pocket would look like, it's probably a good thing that we were looking forward to actually getting some hands-on time for this pretty little n3tb00k (which, by the way, isn't one according to Sony and totally not related to a certain company's discontinued product ).

Our first glimpse of the Sony VAIO P (not including pictures found on the interwebs, of course).

The LED-backlit XBRITE-ECO LCD display packs a 1,600 x 768 resolution that's bound to make you squint all day. Luckily, we have the ability to make the icons larger!

We're eagerly awaiting a review set from Sony, but so far, we like what we see. The absence of a trackpad may take some getting used to, but it does give you plenty of space for the keyboard and further helps in reducing the footprint of this already very slim, sexy and portable product. The isolated keyboard design of the current VAIO notebooks also makes it to the Pocket, but looks slightly cramped compared to the stylish layout of the other notebooks and will take a while to get used to for sure.
Lastly, Sony also claims 3 hours of battery life on the unit which runs on the industry average standard 3-cell, but a high capacity 6-cell version will extend this by double to a cool 6 hours worth of surfing time.

Pocket sized means you can fit it into your pocket right?

It does fit, but not all of us are blessed with sexy derrieres.

Sony VAIO P Specifications


  • Intel Atom Z520 (1.33GHz)


  • 2GB DDR2


  • 60GB HDD or
  • 64GB SSD


  • 8.0-inch screen
  • LED Backlit
  • XBRITE-Eco Technology
  • 1600 x 768 resolution


  • 3-cell Li-ion or
  • 6-cell Li-ion


  • 279mm (W)  x 199.8mm (D) x 23.6mm (H)


  • 0.635 kg

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