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Sony VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC VGN-P588E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Sony VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC VGN-P588E. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the memory and screen. The portability and keyboard are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the battery and price, and comments about the size and usability are mixed.

keyboard, portability, screen, memory

price, battery

On average, users rate this product 52/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Sony VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC VGN-P588E from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the keyboard. Some have doubts about the price. There are some mixed views about the usability.



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This summary is based on the products: Sony VGN-P588E/R VAIO® P Series Lifestyle PCSony VGN-P588E/R VAIO® P Series Lifestyle PC

Apr, 2018

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The retail price of a 128 GB SSD 1.8" harddrive may have been 1000$ at the time Sony manufactured this. However, you can find them below 350$ here on this site. Your best bet may be to buy an average 200$ netbook with a 11" and 160GB harddrive screen...

128 GB SSD & smaller than average 8" size

Vastly overpriced for perfomance of the machine ; The Intel Z530 processor produces performance on the level of an outdated Intel Penitum 3 or early Intel Celeron or so ; They've installed an underpowered battery, so you're left with 4 hours battery life

Dec, 2009

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The price isn't too ridiculous


If money is no object, and you wanted a netbook that was as portable as a smartphone but at the very LEAST had twice the power of any spec on a smartphone, this would be it. But very few fortunate people fall into that category.

Why does this cost so much when it has the same specs as all the other netbooks ; Because it DOESN'T have exactly the same specs ; Huge diffrence: 128GB SSD ; Which in turn makes it 1/2 to 1/3 the weight of a regular notebook ; Higher resolution LED...

Price of course, size may be too small for some

Nov, 2009

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Just buy from asus

So your saying that you would rather pay 1000 for an internal verizon network connection than get the free usb adaptor that verizon has and buy a <$400 netbook from asus that functions just as good if not better

People like the reviewer before me

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Good things come in small packages. Weighing a mere 1.4 pounds, the unbelievably lightweight VAIO P series lifestyle PC is your ultimate travel companion. An ultra-bright 8-inch XBrite-ECO LED-backlit screen, real-time GPS functionality, integrated mobile broadband and A2DP Bluetooth technology deliver your entertainment and computing into a single, go-anywhere device. Designed to fit your lifestyle, the VGN-P698E/R comes equipped with an Intel processor, 2GB of RAM and 128GB Serial ATA solid state drive (SSD). Whether you're shopping online, video chatting with friends, surfing the web, or working from the road, the lifestyle PC is ideal mobile solution for all your online needs.


Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, White / Red, White
Product type:Netbook

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:8
Display Resolution:1600 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:8in
Diagonal Size (metric):20.3cm
Max Resolution:1600 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Silver


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 500
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.76


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Pointing stick/Keyboard / Pointing stick / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard number of keys:82
Keyboard type:QWERTY


Data Bus Speed:533MHz


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:533


Color:Glossy black


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:HSPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Type:Fax / modem / cellular modem/Wireless cellular modem


3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.1 EDR / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.1 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Type: None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other Features

Audio system:Intel High Definition Audio
Dimensions (WxDxH):9.69 x 4.72 x 0.787 / 9.69 x 4.8 x 0.787
Graphics:GMA 500
Graphics adapter:GMA 500
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:Atheros

Packaging Data

Handheld remote control: No


GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.33GHz/1.6GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:47
Processing die size:26
Processor cache:0.5
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Silverthorne
Processor cores:1
Processor family:Intel® Atom™ / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.33 / 1.6
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:Z530
Processor Number:Z520
Processor operating modes:32-bit
Processor series:Intel Atom Z500 series
Processor socket:PBGA441
Processor threads:2
Scenario Design Power (SDP):0.96
Thermal Design Power (TDP):2

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:N
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: Yes
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:35463
Processor code:SLB6P
Processor package size:13
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty


Bundled software:VAIO Care\nVAIO Media plus - Multimedia Streaming / VAIO Media plus - Multimedia Streaming Software.\nMicrosoft Works SE 9.0.
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium
Trial software:Microsoft Home and Student 2007.\nMicrosoft Windows Live OneCare Trial Version. / Microsoft Works SE 9.0\nNorton Internet Security


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, MS Duo, SD
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Host interface:SATA
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 64

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Solid state

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:128GB/60GB/64GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 500

Weight & Dimensions