Netbooks Ultraportables

Released: Sony VAIO P


It was never a question of “will” but rather “when.” I always felt that Sony wouldn’t just let all the other computer manufacturers have all the fun with the emerging ultraportable netbook market. Now we have their response in the Sony VAIO P:

  • 8–inch screen at 1600×768 widescreen resolution
  • 1.8 pounds
  • Intel Atom Z processor at 1.33 GHz with 512KB of L2 cache
  • USD $900

It’s nice that Sony chose to produce a product not exactly similar as every other netbook out there. The screen diffirentiates it from everything else and might just make it its advantage. The processor though seems to be a less powerful version of the Intel Atom N270 that we see everywhere, I just hope it fares just as well in common computing tasks.

But USD $900? That’s just 99 dollars cheaper than the basic Apple MacBook and more expensive than many budget notebooks with far more of pretty much everything. This won’t be an easy sell.