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Sony VAIO P-series notebooks

Ilse Jurrien
CES report
Thursday 8th, January 2009
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Sony introduces the VAIO P-series, a refreshingly new ultra portable PC with a new form factor. A unique dimension slightly larger than an office letter envelope, this small VAIO easily slips in and out of your bag whenever you need it on the go. With the miniaturisation, style and flair sought after by active individuals, it’s a desirable item for the out and abouts. Open this stylish PC, and you have 3G connectivity, a well designed full keyboard and a brilliant high resolution screen. It’s so light, petite and pleasing in the hand that it will make your activities and trips, whether far or near, a whole new experience.

Sony VAIO P-series

Sony VAIO X-black LCD monitor
The Sony VAIO P weighs less than 640g - so light that you’d forget that you’re carrying it. Yet you can carry your passion and share it with friends, be it your photos, videos or music. With vibrant colours and brightness typical of VAIO’s X-black LCD, photos and videos are sharp and vivid. And for the writers and bloggers, a candid or inspirational moment won’t get missed when you want to write and keep those ideas safe whenever they pop up. The well-spaced keys spread across the full width of the chassis are ergonomic and responsive allowing a smooth and fluid typing action. Complementing the exceptionally tactile experience is the sleek and sophisticated look of the VAIO P-series. It comes in four eye-catching colours, all with a high gloss piano finish; red, dark green, black and white. Available accessories to further enjoy your VAIO include matching colour carrying cases and Bluetooth mice.

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Sony VAIO notebooks with XMB interface
The screen measures 8-inches with a power efficient LED backlight and a resolution of 1600 x 768. Such high resolution means you won’t be scrolling the web browser side ways. You can even work comfortably with two windows side by side. A practical ‘resize’ button located below the keyboard automatically and equally distributes multiple windows across the screen. You also have the convenient choice to start up in Windows Vista or to access the Internet and other key functions using the XMB (XrossMediaBar) at the touch of a button. The XMB user interface, now familiar in PSP and in the latest BRAVIA TVs, is perfect for a quick browse on the web, instant messaging, music playback, etc.

Sony VAIO P-series

Sony VAIO P-serie notebook offers mobile broadband
Equipped with VAIO Everywair WWAN, the VAIO P-series allows mobile broadband at your fingertips. It has the latest high-speed standards capable of high speed download and upload using the 3G mobile phone network, so you can stay connected with friends, family and colleagues while on the go. You can check your emails during your daily commute, surf the web for news while waiting for friends, upload the latest images on social networking sites, post a blog or enjoy a video chat with the integrated Webcam. In addition, with GPS you have the added fun of locating restaurants, bars and other new places to discover.

Sony VAIO P-series notebook availability
Furthermore, despite its small size, the VAIO P-series has 2GB of RAM and high standard, strong build quality, ready to accompany you in your high octane lifestyle. This pretty and petite VAIO range will be available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia from February 2009. An exclusive model (VGN-P19VN/Q) is also available online for pre-order from Sony Style Store. It has a 1.6GHz CPU and a Solid State Drive instead of a conventional hard drive, giving you 128GB of super-fast flash memory with the added advantages of enhanced reliability, further reduced weight (618g) and faster access to data.

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