Sony and Apple are the only two major notebook makers that have yet to launch a netbook. Now Engadget has uncovered evidence that Sony could be preparing to release… something. The company has filed documens with the FCC related to two new tiny laptops labeled the PCG-1P1L and PCG-1P2L, which fits with the naming conventioned used for Sony’s VAIO notebooks.
The mini-laptops apparently include support for 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, EVDO, and HSPA and measure just 9.5″ x 4.5.”
The one thing that you won’t find on the FCC web site? A price. And as much as I’d like to believe that this computer will cost $500 or less, that remains to be seen. We also don’t know anything about the processor, storage capacity, or other features yet.
Update: Laptop Magazine found the link for the FCC page. Unfortunately, there’s really not much more information available. No word on the size, specs, price, or any of the stuff we really care about.
Looks like a newer version of one of the older PictureBooks.
Brad, I’ve extracted all information available and tried to list the specifications :
Well, the Dell Mini 9 is 9.1″ x 6.7″ so the width is about right for the keyboard, but the depth seems all wrong. I’m pretty sure even with NO bezel around the screen, the Dell Mini 9 doesn’t have 2″ of waste in the screen. You can see this just from the dimensions above. This thing is going to have some oddball screen resolution, or things will just look really tiny/squished. I have to say that of the 800 x 600 resolution common on netbooks, the most bothersome dimension is the x 600 part, so I can’t imagine they can go lower than that and get something that will browse the internet adequately. But hey, maybe it’ll have some new auto-eyeball tracking auto-scrolling function or something…
It it comes from Sony it will:
1) be well made
2) look nice
3) cost too much
4) only type of memory card slot it will have is for Memory Stick.
5) come with some type of DRM so people can’t pirate Sony’s music/movie content.
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