Sony is trying to boast the VAIO P computers as somewhere in between a laptop and a smartphone - yet refrains from labeling it as a "netbook." Weighing in at only 1.32 pounds and built with 3G support, these notebooks are surely ready to go anywhere.
Developers behind the VAIO P Series have also incorporated an on-board accelerometer for toggling the screen display. Battery life comes in the form of two options: either up to five hours with the included battery, or up to 10 hours with a BPL23 battery that is sold separately. There is also a digital compass and GPS support to round off the portable-friendly features.
Here's what else to expect from the VAIO P Series:
- 8-inch LCD screen (1,600 x 768 resolution)
- Windows 7 Home Premium
- Intel Atom Z540 processor
- 2GB of DDR2 memory
- 64GB SSD Flash Drive
- WLAN 802.11b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1+EDR
- Two USB ports
- Stereo speakers and microphone
The color scheme includes black, white, pink, green and orange. The new VAIO P Series computers will become available in June,
although pricing hasn't been revealed yet.
UPDATE: US pricing has been announced and set at $800. It's available for pre-order at Sony Style stores now.