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Sony Vaio P Series – First Impressions

I love CES time.  New gadgets and computers are being announced.  It’s almost too much to gadget news for one week.  The hottest news is probably the launch of Sony’s new netbook, the VAIO P series.  I always knew Sony would have their very own netbook.  But the prices may make you think otherwise.  Let’s get with the pics and specs first.

Sony Vaio P Series

Sony Vaio P Series GPS
Sony Vaio P Series Keyboard
Sony Vaio P Series Dimensions

Now for the Specs.

Intel (1.33GHz) CPU
60GB HDD or up to 128GB SSD
2GB DDR2 SDRAM
Up to 4 hours of battery life
Atheros 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth
Memory Stick Pro Slot
SD memory card slot
Full GPS Capabilities
Integrated Mobile Broadband
8″ display with Xbrite-ECO LCD LED Back lit (1600×768)
Windows Vista

Starting at $899

For sure, the keyboard is going to be extemely cramped.  Don’t count on writing your novel on this sucker.  A long email might even be challenging.  Windows Vista on this unit will definitely slow it down.  At only 2GB of memory and a 1.33GHz CPU, that’s barely enough to run the OS smoothly.  It’s going to be slow and it’s going to run a little hot.   The display is pretty impressive.  At only 8 inches, Sony managed to cram an extremely high resolution into a tiny LCD.  That’s good and bad.  You’ll see everything on the screen, but you’ll be squinting also.

It’s definitely a high end netbook.  But it might be a little too high end.  It starts at $899 and goes all the way up to $1499.  That’s far too much to pay for a netbook.  At $899, $1499, or anything in between, I could buy a nice little laptop/netbook that has much more muscle and some style.