New Sony Vaio P Ultraportable Comes with Acceleromter and Screen Edge Navigation

Sony has announced its new range Vaio P series of ultra-portable netbooks. The P11S1E comes in five colours which can only be politely described as eye-catching ๐Ÿ˜‰

It’s got Windows 7 Home Premium installed and grunt comes in the form of an 1.86GHz Intel Atom Z540 processor, although there is talk of a top of the line model with a 2.13GHz Z560 chip inside. There’s 2GB of DDR2 RAM and up to 64GB of flash storage.

The most interesting things on this 1.3 pound machine has to be the optical touchpad and accelerometer. The touchpad is built into the LCD bezel and means that you’re able to navigate the desktop by just holding the screen รขโ‚ฌโ€œ the pad is on the right bezel while the left and right mouse buttons are on the left. The other bit of newness is that accelerometer. Flip the device vertically to read documents, but also tilt it to the left or right to move forward or backward while surfing the interwebs.

The display is an 8 inch, 1600 x 768 widescreen job but you can change the resolution at the touch of a button to display text, images or HD video in a way that suits you best.

Sony have managed to keep the size down to 24.5cm long and 12cm high and it’s less than 2cm thick.

It’s got Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G and GPS. The digital compass and built in real time maps software will come in handy if you still haven’t got a phone with GPS ๐Ÿ˜‰

The states have had the press release which puts the Vaio P at $799 with the 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor, and not the newer Z560 upgrade. I’m guessing us Brits will be looking at the pointy end of ร‚ยฃ700!

Would you spend that on a Vaio P?

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