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Sony Vaio P

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and keyboard. The design and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative reviews about the touchpad and reliability.

portability, screen, design, keyboard, size

value for money, battery, reliability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Netbooks (Mini-laptops) the Sony Vaio P is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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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...

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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

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Sony Vaio P

 

CES 2009 held few drool-worthy surprises for tech aficionados, but Sony's svelte Vaio P definitely qualifies as one of them. The company's answer to the booming netbook market manages to make its already-small competitors look like giant toys, with...

Unbelievably small ; light; sturdy chassis; ultra high-res screen; quick-boot OS

Almost crippling performance; slow boot time; brief battery life; no included sleeve; uncomfortable to use in lap; price does not reflect performance

We just can't possibly recommend it for anyone who hopes to do anything more than typing e-mail and surfing at a snail's pace.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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Sony VAIO P

 

Sony's amazingly light and stylish ultraportable offers compelling features for the money, but it's performance could be better.

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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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