vaio pSony is slowly turning its Vaio P mini-laptop into… well, into every other netbook out there. While the little laptop is smaller, lighter, and vastly more expensive than most netbooks, the other things that set it apart from the crowd when Sony launched the Vaio P earlier this year were the fact that it ran Windows Vista instead of XP and included a power-saving 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520 CPU instead of the more common (and moderately more powerful) 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 processor favored by most netbook makers.

Well, a few weeks ago Sony began offering Windows XP. And now US customers can get it with a 1.6GHz processor. It’s not clear what processor that would be, but my guess is it’s the Atom Z530 which is faster than the Z520, but still not quite as effective at some tasks as the more power-hungry Atom N270.

Unfortunately that faster CPU is going to cost you. The cheapest Vaio P available with that options runs $1,499. Meanwhile, it doesn’t even the fastest version of the Intel Atom Z5xx processor. Japanese customers can purchase a model with a 1.86GHz Atom Z540 CPU.

via Engadget

Support Liliputing

Liliputing's primary sources of revenue are advertising and affiliate links (if you click the "Shop" button at the top of the page and buy something on Amazon, for example, we'll get a small commission).

But there are several ways you can support the site directly even if you're using an ad blocker* and hate online shopping.

Contribute to our Patreon campaign

or...

Contribute via PayPal

* If you are using an ad blocker like uBlock Origin and seeing a pop-up message at the bottom of the screen, we have a guide that may help you disable it.

Subscribe to Liliputing via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 9,532 other subscribers

2 replies on “Sony Vaio P gets a CPU boost (Intel Atom Z530)”

  1. >Unfortunately that faster CPU is going to cost you. The cheapest
    > Vaio P available with that options runs $1,499.

    Dude, its ONLY money after all, isnt it?

    I have to think that Im not the clientele Sony is looking for.
    I have a 1500$ workhorse laptop and I didnt mind paying that.

    But what Im looking for in a netbook is size and price. That’s it.

    So Im more leaning towards a 199$ ARM based netbook than a 1500$ one.

    But if money is no object, then by all means. Buy two.

Comments are closed.