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Sony Vaio P gets spec bump and Windows 7: Still overpriced

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 […]

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Sony Vaio P knockoff is bigger, cheaper, might be easier to use

Chinese PC maker Rui Iridium Star Digital’s latest netbook bears a superficial resemblance to a Sony Vaio P. But it looks like it’s a bit wider, with room for a larger keyboard. Still, instead of a typical touchpad, the netbook has a pointing nub in the middle of the keyboard which helps save some space. […]

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Sony Vaio P overclocked to run at 2.4GHz

The Sony Vaio P mini-laptop is available with Intel Atom processors with clock speeds ranging from 1.33GHz to 1.86GHz. But like pretty much any Intel Atom CPU, the chips in the Vaio P lend themselves to overclocking. And EeeUser forum member Cerano says he managed to overclock his Vaio P with a 1.86GHz Intel Atom […]

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Sony Vaio P “Mark 2” coming this fall

The Sony Vaio P is an interesting animal. It has the basic guts of a netbook, but it’s smaller, lighter, and generally has a better build quality than most netbooks. It also has a slow Intel Atom Z520/Z530 CPU and a screen ridiculously wide aspect ratio of 1600 x 768 pixels, which is somewhere around […]

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Sony figures out a way to charge even more for the Vaio P

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 […]

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Updated driver for Intel GMA 500 graphics brings performance boost

While a huge number of netbooks released over the past year are equipped with Intel Atom N270 or N280 processors and integrated GMA 950 graphics, Intel also offers another chipset that shows up in a handful of netbooks and mini-laptops. For instance, the Dell Inspiron Mini and Sony Vaio P both use Intel Atom Z520/530 […]