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New Sony Vaio P wants to be an eReader




Sony’s 2nd-generation pocket PC, the Vaio P, didn’t only come with a specs refresh but a couple of surprising features, including an extra pointing device.

The new line of Vaio P comes in a more eye-candy design with colors in hot pink and electric orange. Likewise, the design is made to mimic the style of large wallet or folio (notice the edges of the lid?).

Sony Vaio P115
8″ display @ 1600×768 pixels
Intel Atom Z540 1.86GHz
2GB DDR2 RAM
64GB PATA HDD
Intel GMA 500
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ EDR
2 x USB 2.0 ports
Memory Stick Duo/SD Card reader
0.3MP webcam

The Vaio P still uses the old (but with higher CPU clock) Atom Z-series processor which is meant by Intel for mobile internet devices and allows for a fan-less design. Unlike the new Atom N4xx series, the Z-series didn’t get an update from Intel.

One of the surprising feature of the Vaio P is the additional optical trackpad situated at the bottom right side of the display panel. Another set of mouse clickers are placed on the bottom left side. This allows the user to navigate the laptop while holding it from the base (and taking the screen closer to your face).

The Vaio P also has an accelerometer so the screen orientation automatically rotates from landscape to portrait when turning the device on its side (for when reading PDFs or eBooks). This feature and the additional pointing device near the screen are subtle hints that positions the Vaio P as a pocket reader of sorts aside from being a really small netbook.

Sony will be releasing a very limited number of the new Vaio P which will have a retail price of Php59,999.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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15 Responses

  1. JP says:

    That gadget has been around for ages in TipidPC.

    It IS popular, but only a few purchase it.

  2. yuga says:

    @jp – I have the old 1st gen Vaio P but I want to swap it with this new one.

  3. Jerome G. says:

    Vaio X series pa din :)

  4. manaka_junpei says:

    talaga naman ang Sony sobrang mahal pagdating sa brand

  5. nwobhm says:

    wouldnt it be awkward to use? i mean the positioning of the optical trackpad?

  6. enrico says:

    WOAH!! you’re about to pay for the brand..

  7. Jad says:

    Ang ganda ng kulay. :)

    Hindi ko gagamitin ang ipon ko para bumili nito, pero ayos if i’ll get it as a gift. haha.

  8. Hslorenzo says:

    Intel Atom for 60,000!?!? Kung Core i3 yan pwede pa :(

  9. pabs says:

    well, for that price range, I’d rather get an ipad.

  10. yohan says:

    vaio is really coll with the color :)

  11. Juddah says:

    Vaio Laptops (Models) depend on country. A lot of models that are available in dubai that you cannot find in the Philippines.

  12. ghie says:

    where can i buy this? gusto ko talaga nito eh. XD

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