Sony Vaio P Series Notebook Review

Posted: April 16, 2009
Sony Vaio P Series Notebook Review

The world's lightest notebook is here and its packed with an 8 inch screen, 2 gigs of RAM, 128 gigs of solid state memory, GPS and wi-fi, but will the presence of Vista and a $900 price tag pull down what could be a positive rating?

What You Need To Know

  • Only 0.8 inches thick
  • 9 and a half by 4 and a half and weighs 1.4 pounds
  • Might even fit in a pants or jacket pocket
  • Comes in green, white, red and black shimmer
  • The keyboard is widely spaced and big enough to type on. The rectangular shape of the notebook was an excellent choice by Sony
  • The pointing stick (nubbin) is similar to the old IBM's and actually isn't that bad for mousing. It's tough to move around accurately, though
  • The mouse clicks are thin and at the very bottom of the device, and surprisingly not hard to use
  • The 8 inch display also looks great because of the l-e-d backlight
  • Overall, we weren't too bothered by how small it was
  • It's got 2 gigs of ram, but the Intel Atom processor is a little less powerful than most at 1.33 GigaHertz
  • Booting up takes too long
  • Browsing the web is too slow
  • Batching videos is too choppy
  • Overall, this thing is painfully slow. It needs Windows XP
  • If you need style and have lots of extra cash, this is the perfect choice
  • Everyone else should hold off


  • $900

Overall Rating



Comments are Closed

  • dexter20082001

    Why dog Vista? I've never had a problem with Vista! Its not Vista's fault that Microsoft made it for decent computers. The new HP dv2 handles Vista as good as a full size notebook but is less than a inch thick!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted: June 14, 2009 10:59 AM