Sony VAIO P (Update) Performance and Benchmarks

February 14, 2011 by Amber Riippa Reads (96,743)
Editor's Rating

Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

    • Software & Support
    • 9
    • Upgrade Capabilities
    • 4
    • Usability
    • 7
    • Design
    • 10
    • Performance
    • 4
    • Features
    • 5
    • Price/Value Rating
    • 4
    • Total Score:
    • 6.14
    • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10

Performance and Benchmarks
While the latest version of the Sony VAIO P is a step up from the original, there’s only so far you can go with an Intel Atom processor when it comes to performance. Windows 7 is a great operating system but the Atom processor isn’t the snappiest option for this type of device. Even with the speed boost from the 256GB solid state drive in our review sample, the VAIO P lags when opening various windows or launching applications and streaming HD video simply isn’t a very good experience.

Still, we’re talking about a slim netbook you can fit inside a large pocket. The VAIO P has enough muscle to get work done while traveling … just don’t expect to do that work very fast. Overall, performance is a little disappointing compared to some of the newer 11-inch netbook alternatives such as the 11-inch MacBook Air or the updated HP Pavilion dm1z.

wPrime processor comparison results (lower scores mean better performance):

PCMark05 measures overall system performance (higher scores mean better performance):

PCMark Vantage measures overall system performance (high scores mean better performance):

3DMark06 measures overall graphics performance for gaming (higher scores mean better performance):

CrystalDiskMark storage drive performance test:



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