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the new Sony Viao P series

Postby PenPen » Thu Jan 08, 2009 03:11

seems no one reported this yet?

a new series finally, after the launch of ux 3 years ago.

Sony Vaio P
8 inch 1600x768 screen
1.33GHz Z530 Intel Atom Z520
2GB RAM
60GB (standard), 64GB and 128GB SSD options
802.11n Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth
2 USB ports, headphone,
included dongle adds connectivity for VGA,
Ethernet, and additional USB
SD, MS, webcam
4 hours with standard battery, 8 with high cap
9.6 x 4.7 x 0.78 inches ( 243 x 120 x 20mm )
1.4 pounds ( 635g )
Starting at $899

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http://jkkmobile.blogspot.com/2009/01/sony-vaio-vgn-p500-umpc-details-up.html


http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&categoryId=8198552921644608896

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Postby enterman » Thu Jan 08, 2009 03:54

wow that resolution is what gets me. I mean ive seen 10inch UMPCs with only a measly 1024x600 resolution so 1600x768 (albeit an odd resolution but so is 1024x600) is impressive imo. Also built in wireless N is very nice. Ill be interested to see reviews on this. Being a sony product you can definitely cut that battery time in half :P

EDIT: hmm I actually cant tell, is it not touch screen?

EDIT2: well after a bit more reading it is not. Oh look there goes all my interest out the window :eek:
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I think I got to have one but should I wait? Maybe.

Postby RocketMan » Thu Jan 08, 2009 05:50

All I know is I want one real bad but with all new SONY products it is best to wait 6 months and they will improve on this model and add more memory and larger HD. I got burned running to the store and getting the UX180 and then 3 months later the UX280 came out with more memory and larger HD. It is well worth the price with the GPS built in and Verizon (which is my phone carrier) card and 2 gig of Ram, Vista Home. The instant on OS is so killer that alone is worth the high price. The downside is the piano gloss and it will be a finger print magnet that sucks :( But over all I want one and I am not sure if I should wait to see what happens or grab one right away? :confused:

Me want one :cool:

BTW anyone want to by a brand new UX380 with a 60 GIG HD that has been used once?
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Postby technogeekchris » Thu Jan 08, 2009 06:31

Definitely a NO BUY for me... My Fujitsu U2010 is much better than this... and the VAIO P is a total disgrace to the line of SONY Picturebook... What a shame!! Sony...

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Postby VampireZIM » Thu Jan 08, 2009 06:41

Doesnt fit in your pocket. That means its like every other sub-note on the planet. Sure the odd resolution is nice, but if I have to carry it in a backpack, then Im getting a real notebook. The OQO is nice, but that screen is pitiful 800X480, are they retarded?

The way I see it, there is no replacement on the market for the UX and until that happens, I wont be able to get excited about any portable device.

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Postby uxjunkie » Thu Jan 08, 2009 06:51

I love Sony products and I want to want it, but I don't. I want to be impressed by it, but I'm not. I have 5 Vaios and this one does nothing for me. The specs don't impress me (other than the screen). The size doesn't impress me (the UX is smaller). The joystick doesn't impress me (I have one on my Vaio folding keyboard already). The Atom processor doesn't impress me. I have to admit that it is "cute", but I could buy 2 MSI Winds instead of 1 P Series and get just about the same specs.

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Postby uxjunkie » Thu Jan 08, 2009 06:54

Someone already ripped one apart...

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Postby Sull86 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 07:19

I somewhat share what Chris said. why is it so long ?

full article HERE

Who's buying one ?
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Postby bandit2xx » Thu Jan 08, 2009 10:25

For anyone insterested I made a size comparison between the P and the UX...

http://www.sizeasy.com/page/size_comparison/21119-Sony-Vaio-P-vs-Sony-Vaio-UX

It's a cool and overpriced netbook... But looks like it doesn't have a touchscreen (?)...

Like someone said better the Fujitsu.... it's a better investement...

I wonder if it's possible to port the Instant OS to the Vaio UX serie? this is my focus now... that would be a killer and bring the UX back to life! As for now... there is no proper UX replacement. Off course there is the OQO but I always wonder what's up with that screen resolution...
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Postby water » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:33

VampireZIM wrote:Doesnt fit in your pocket. That means its like every other sub-note on the planet. Sure the odd resolution is nice, but if I have to carry it in a backpack, then Im getting a real notebook. The OQO is nice, but that screen is pitiful 800X480, are they retarded?

The way I see it, there is no replacement on the market for the UX and until that happens, I wont be able to get excited about any portable device.


Totally agree with everything you just said! Double.

Edit: Also, the OQO's resolution isn't pathetic (at least for it's size). The UX is just superior to it. =Þ


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