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Sony VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC VGN-P588E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the portability and screen. The memory and keyboard also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed comments about the size. The battery and value for money get critical reviews.

keyboard, memory, screen, portability

value for money, battery

On average, users rate this product 57/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC VGN-P588E

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC VGN-P588E from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) on Amazon.com.

keyboard

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony VAIO P Series VGN-P588E/Q - 1.33 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 64 GB - GMA 500 - cellular modem ( HSPA ) - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11b/g/n (draft),Sony VGN-P588E/R VAIO® P Series Lifestyle PCSony VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC VGN-P588E/Q

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FYI

 

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Vastly overpriced for perfomance of the machine ; The Intel Z530 processor produces performance on the level of an outdated Intel Penitum 3 or early Intel Celeron or so ; They've installed an underpowered battery, so you're left with 4 hours battery life

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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

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WHAT?

 

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

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 Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.7in/4.8in
Height:0.8in
Weight:1.3lbs/1.4lbs
Width:9.6in/9.7in/9.8in

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:VGN-P588E/Q/VGN-P588E/R/VGN-P698E/Q
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC

Input Device

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

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:533MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Glossy black

Modem

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

Networking

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)
Type:Network adapter
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

Processor

Clock Speed:1.33GHz/1.6GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Number:Z520
Type:Atom

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Solid state

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 500
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