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Sony confirms its pocket-sized VAIO P Series notebook

January 8th, 2009 at 11:32 AM

All the rumors about Sony’s supposed pocketable notebook were spot on. The only surprise Sony had in store for us was an unusual case design that completely removes the trackpad in favor of a pointing stick and includes a 6-row 82 key QWERTY keyboard instead of the smaller 5-row keyboard found on most 8.9″ netbooks. Well, that and the notebook label as opposed to netbook. Here is a detailed rundown of the specs for Sony’s latest notebook offering :

  • Intel (presumably Atom?) processor 1.33GHz  with 512kb  L2 cache and 533MHz FSB
  • 8.0″ XBRITE-ECO, LED Back Light LCD with 1600 x 768 resolution
  • 2GB (2GBx1) 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (max)
  • Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500. Total Available Graphics Memory of 760MB. Max. External Resolution via VGA of 1600×1200
  • Intel High Definition Audio
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR with A2DP
  • Atheros 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN
  • Integrated 3G Mobile Broadband
  • up to 60GB HDD or 128GB SSD
  • QWERTY keyboard, 82 keys with 1.2mm stroke and 16.5mm pitch and a pointing stick
  • WLAN & Bluetooth on/off, Instant On, and Xross Media Bar action buttons
  • Built-in MOTION EYE camera and microphone
  • Memory Stick Duo media slot with MagicGate functionality (1), SD slot (1)
  • Headphone Jack (1) and USB 2.0 Ports (2)
  • Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery
  • 9.65″(W) x 0.78″(H) x 4.72″(D) and approximately 1.4lbs
  • Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
  • Available in Onyx Black, Garnet Red, Emerald Green, and Crystal White

The VAIO P Series is available for pre-order starting today and will make its debut in Sony Style stores later this month. Major retailers will have to wait until the beginning in February for their inventory to arrive. If you can’t wait to get your hands on it and want to see it now, the Sony Style stores in Las Vegas and New York City will have live display units. Start saving your pennies as the P-Series notebooks start at $899 and climb up to $1499 for the premium 128GB SSD equipped model.

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