Sony Launches New Ultra Portable PC Series

Sony introduced the VAIO P-series, a new ultra portable PC with a new form factor, slightly larger than an office letter envelope.

The VAIO P weighs less than 640g. With vibrant colours and brightness typical of VAIO’s X-black LCD, photos and videos are sharp and vivid. The well-spaced keys spread across the full width of the chassis are ergonomic and responsive allowing a smooth and fluid typing action.

Complementing the tactile experience is the sleek and sophisticated look of the VAIO P-series. It comes in four eye-catching colours, all with a high gloss piano finish; red, dark green, black and white. Available accessories to further enjoy your VAIO include matching colour carrying cases and Bluetooth mice.

The screen measures 8-inches with a power efficient LED backlight and a resolution of 1600 x 768. Such high resolution means you won’t be scrolling the web browser side ways. You can even work comfortably with two windows side by side. A practical ‘resize’ button located below the keyboard automatically and equally distributes multiple windows across the screen.

You also have the convenient choice to start up in Windows Vista or to access the Internet and other key functions using the XMB (XrossMediaBar) at the touch of a button. The XMB user interface, now familiar in PSP and in the latest BRAVIA TVs, is perfect for a quick browse on the web, instant messaging, music playback.

Equipped with VAIO Everywair WWAN, the VAIO P-series allows mobile broadband. It has the high-speed standards capable of high speed download and upload using the 3G mobile phone network. In addition, with GPS you have the added fun of locating restaurants, bars and other new places to discover.

Furthermore, despite its small size, the VAIO P-series has 2GB of RAM and high standard, strong build quality, ready to accompany you in your high octane lifestyle.

This petite VAIO range will be available in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia from February 2009. An exclusive model (VGN-P19VN/Q) is also available online for pre-order from Sony Style Store. It has a 1.6GHz CPU and a Solid State Drive instead of a conventional hard drive, giving you 128GB of super-fast flash memory with the added advantages of enhanced reliability, further reduced weight (618g) and faster access to data.