Sony has issued a few minor updates to its Vaio P line of mini-laptops. The new models replace Windows Vista with a Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional. They’re also available with some fancy spec bumps that were only available on Japanese models up until now, including:

  • Intel Atom Z5xx series processors up to 2GHz
  • Up to 256GB of solid state flash storage

Unfortunately, you’re still stuck with an Atom Z5xx series processor and GMA 500 graphics. There’s no option to get a higher performance Atom N2xx series processor, although if a recent demo is anything to go by, maybe that GMA 500 GPU isn’t so bad after all.

The biggest problem with the Sony Vaio P remains the same, even with the new models: It costs too much. The cheapest model will set you back $849.99 for a system with a 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520 CPU, 2GB of RAM, and an 80GB hard drive. All models have 8 inch, 1600 x 768 pixel displays.

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3 replies on “Sony Vaio P gets spec bump and Windows 7: Still overpriced”

  1. I can’t believe there still trying to push this thing on the consumer. I wonder who’s purchasing this? Because I am sure it’s not selling more units than the Sony W Series.

  2. I agree, it is overpriced. With so many notebook and netbook computers selling for alot less, I don’t think it is a bargain.

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