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Sony Vaio P

Sony Vaio P
alaScore 83

69 reviews

Feb, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 69 reviews of Sony Vaio P. The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Sony Vaio P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Nathan Edwards (

Sony Vaio P


The Sony Vaio P is a weird device. It's much smaller than a netbook, but much better-equipped. It has wireless broadband access from Verizon, onboard GPS, a ThinkPad-style pointing stick, and an eye-straining high-resolution screen. It's also...

Windows 7; 2GB RAM; 256GB SSD; wireless broadband and GPS; incredibly portable

Incredibly expensive; too tiny to use comfortably; no touch pad

So what do you make of a tiny, yet full-fledged computer with a screen that causes eyestrain, a keyboard that’s hard to type on, and a nearly $2,000 price tag? The Verizon-enabled 3G wireless data connection and turn-by-turn GPS (utilizing Microsoft...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (

Sony VAIO P Series review


In a day of $300 netbooks and $500 tablets, it sure is mystifying to see Sony still pushing a secondary, $700+ Atom-powered device. That's right, Sony

Insanely compact ; Responsive accelerometer ; New optical touchpad

Sluggish ; Cramped keyboard ; Too expensive

May, 2010

Expert review by: Darren Gladstone (

Vaio P


Don't you dare call the VAIO P a netbook! Why otherwise would Sony smart at the idea of me using the "N" word even though the P has a netbook's 1.33-GHz Z520 Intel Atom processor (at the low end of the second-gen CPU list)? First off, the price: It...

Sleek, pocket-sized design Good touchpoint control

Screen and keyboard are a hair too tiny Pricey considering the parts

Inside Windows, you can always just boot up VAIO Media Plus. It operates with the same cross-media interface, though it's just a hair more sluggish than the version with the light Linux shell. The Smart-Wi networking software quickly gets you onto...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Darren Gladstone (

Sony VAIO P Laptop Review


Sleek, pocket-sized design ; Good touchpoint control

Screen and keyboard are a hair too tiny ; Pricey considering the parts

There's no denying this not-quite-a-netbook's sex appeal, but the price is a little too steep for what Sony's VAIO P offers.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

Sony VAIO P Review


Despite the use of an Intel Atom processor, the design of the Sony VAIO P is quite unlike any netbook we've seen. The exterior is covered in glossy plastics with smooth lines, rounded edges, and a style that looks like it's trying to strike a balance...

Smallest and lightest in class ; Excellent build quality ; Fantastic keyboard despite the small size ; Responsive, business-grade touchpoint ; Available with built-in 3G WWAN ; No noisy cooling fan

Expensive for an Atom-based laptop ; Gets a little hot ; Glossy plastic lid is a magnet for fingerprints ; Weak speakers, even for something this small ; Not user-upgradeable

Is it worth $900 when you can get a similar laptop for less money? That depends on what matters to you. The VAIO P has a revolutionary design, an extremely high-resolution display, and a few features you won't find in a $500 netbook. That said, it...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Sony VAIO P Review


There's no question that the Sony VAIO P stands out from the netbook crowd. It's lightweight, compact design is simply striking, and we appreciated the wide and crisp 8-inch display and zoom controls, mobile broadband connectivity, and relatively...

Stunningly light and thin design, Relatively spacious, comfortable keyboard, Integrated mobile broadband, Instant-on mode

Sluggish Vista performance, Built-in GPS slow to acquire signal, Bottom of system gets very warm, Expensive

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: (

Sony Vaio P: A First Look


New model is super-lightweight, but its design trade-offs leave us with some doubts.

Perhaps the best aspects of the Vaio P are its integrated Verizon EVDO cellular broadband connection and its capability to fetch GPS data without an Internet connection. I haven't yet gotten a chance to play with the GPS. I find that of the browsing...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Mike (

Sony Vaio P series – the fancy ultra-portable


Sony are known for their Vaio laptop line . They are some of the best available on the market, but do come with a price tag comparable only to Apple products or some high end models from Dell and HP. Besides la...

All in one, this Vaio is a great ultra-portable device with fancy looks, but the price tag makes it just not right for the netbook class. Because netbooks suposed to be affordable, and although the Vaio P Series has lots of qualities, it lacks this one.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Abbas Jaffar Ali (

Sony VAIO P VPCP115KG review


Nice clutch- said my wife when she saw me carrying the new VAIO P

At AED 3995/- I think the Sony VAIO P is more of a technology showcase for Sony than anything else. It packs a ton of features in an extremely small foot print. Sadly the usability factor gets hit and thus it caters more towards people who prefer form...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: HardwareCentral (

Laptop Review: Sony Vaio P


Both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless are built in, as is a VGA webcam. SD and Memory Stick Duo/Magic Gate flash-card slots are located on the Sony's front edge. There's one USB 2.0 port on each side of the notebook, along with a headphone jack and...

Jul, 2010