May 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm
The new Sony Vaio P brings some new improvements to the clamshell ultraportable including touchpad, accelerometer, built-in GPS and PS3 remote play. However, the guts powering the Vaio P is essentially no different to the older models (Z series Silverthorne processor).
Engadget has reviewed the new Vaio P but felt some of the sticking points from previous models remain. This includes its high price tag ($800) , low battery life (4 hours) and sluggish performance. The accelerometer was praised and the keyboard was comfortable enough to actually type out the whole review!
For those wondering what’s beneath the chassis, then PC User has some extensive teardown pictures of the Vaio P11S1E. Inside you’ll find the usual bits and a Mini PCI-E that could be used for 3G.