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Sony Vaio P

Sony Vaio P
alaScore 83

66 reviews

Apr, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Sony Vaio P. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the keyboard and size. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. The battery and touchpad get less positive opinions. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

portability, performance, design, size, keyboard

price, touchpad, battery

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

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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 : Scott Stein (

Sony VAIO P review: Sony VAIO P



Very small and lightweight; eye-catching design.

Mediocre battery life; expensive; difficult to navigate.

Sony's too-expensive, designer, ultramobile PC seems out of touch with today's more-affordable and usable smartphone, tablet, and Netbook offerings, with a package that doesn't best any of the competition.

Sep, 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

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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...

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 : 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 : 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

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