The Sony Vaio P costs too much. Sure, it’s got excellent build quality, a good keyboard, and an 8 inch display with a ridiculously high 1600 x 768 pixel resolution. But it’s hard to justify paying $899 and up for a device with an Intel Atom processor when you can buy a netbook with similar specs for under $500.
But there are a few things that make the Vaio P stand out. It has built in GPS, for one thing. But it’s also got a built in 3G modem which can be used with the Verizon Wireless high speed mobile network in the US. And if you sign up for a 2 year service contract before March 31st, Verizon will send you a $200 rebate card.
So what do you think? Would you be more likely to buy a Sony Vaio P if you could get one for $699 after rebate? Or is that still too expensive. Keep in mind, you’ll wind up paying hundred, or even thousands of dollars for that Verizon Wireless service over the two or more years of your contract as well.