After teasing us back in December, Sony has finally taken the wraps off of the 8″ Intel Atom-powered Sony VAIO P Series.
It’s not quite a notebook – the starting price is $899 and it has an interesting form factor and resolution. The 8″ display has a resolution of 1600×768, and for a mouse, you get a stick (familiar to ThinkPad users). With that kind of a widescreen display and no touchpad, they were able to have a keyboard that they claim is 88% the size of their 88% size of TT series.
In addition to the 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z530, it comes with 2GB of RAM (probably not upgradeable from the take-apart linked below), Microsoft Windows Vista, and GPS Navigation, complete with Microsoft Streets and Trips 2009. It maybe using the Menlow chipset – with the 3-cell battery, Sony claims up to 4 hours, and with the optional 6-cell battery, up to 8 hours (and it’ll cost you – $129 extra).
– 60GB HDD: $899
– 64GB SSD: $1,249
– 128GB SSD: $1,499
Width: 9.6 inches / 243.8 mm
Depth: 4.7 inches / 119.4 mm
Height: .78 inches / 19.3 mm
Weight: 1.4 pounds / 0.64 kg
– LAPTOP Magazine
– PlusD.itmedia.co.jp (PC User) (via jkkmobile)