Sony just announced an updated VAIO P ultraportable notebook, adding one-touch buttons for accessing the Internet, adjusting screen resolution and launching tune-up software. The refresh also brings a small touchpad to complement the pointing stick already included on the VAIO P. The design mounts the touchpad surface on the right side of the screen with left/right buttons on the left. In the previous model, the screen bezel was blank, although it did have plenty of room for added features.
The new VAIO P will start at $799 with a 1.6GHz Z530 Intel Atom processor (a faster Z560 is an upgrade option) and feature a new accelerometer, orange, green, pink, black or white color options, and Windows 7 Home Premium. Battery life is quoted as being five hours on the standard battery and 10 hours with an optional extended battery.
Sony VAIO P Specifications:
- Processor: Intel Atom Z530
- OS: Windows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
- Memory: 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
- SSD: 64GB SSD Flash Drive
- Screen: 8-inch VAIO Display Plus (1600 x 768)
- Graphics: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 500
- Colors: Orange, Green, Pink, Black or White
- Weight: 1.39 pounds (with supplied battery)
- Dimensions: 120 x 19.8 x 245 mm (D x H x W)
- Battery life: Up to five hours (MobileMark 2007) / Up to 10 hours with extended battery (BPL23, sold separately)
- Others: Accelerometer; GPS and Digital Compass; WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Everywair 3G up to 7.2 Mbps; Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; stereo speakers and microphone; MOTION EYE® camera; 2xUSB; Quick WEB Access, Assist, Change Resolution buttons
- MSRP: $799