Just in case you were under the impression that falling Sony Vaio P prices in Taiwan meant that Sony was rethinking its decision to charge an arm and leg for its glorified netbook, think again. Because now Sony has introduced the Vaio Signature Series which includes a limited edition “Glossy Black” Sony Vaio P for $1,999.99.
The netbook mini-notebook has a 1.86GHz Intel Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD, and runs Windows Vista Home Basic and weighs just 1.4 pounds. But while the small size, large SSD and 1600 x 768 pixel display are certainly premium features, the truth of the matter is that this machine still has an Intel Atom processor that’s great for saving power but not so great for high performance computing tasks. And for $2,000, I’d expect any computer to wash my dishes and walk the dog. Heck, I don’t even have a dog, but I’d expect a $2,000 laptop to go out and pick up one from the pound for me and then take it for a walk.
The Sony Vaio P “Glossy Black” edition will only be available to the first 1,000 customers. So if you’ve got more money than you know what to do with burning a hole in your pocket, you’d better act fast.