The Sony Vaio P, which Sony assured us was not a netbook, tempted us with its looks but disappointed us with Windows Vista. Now a new version of the Sony Vaio P has popped up, plonking some interesting new features into the petite PC.
Rumours of a new Sony Vaio P sequel have been proved right. The updated Sony Vaio P runs Windows 7 this time and adds an eccentric new optical touchpad which is built into the screen bezel.
Grab the 8in Sony Vaio P and you’ll find the touchpad on the right and the mouse buttons on the left. There’s also an accelerometer so you can flip it the laptop round to read documents and tilt it from side-to-side skip back and forth through web pages.
The Sony Vaio P has also been given a perked up processor, jumping to a faster Intel Atom ZS60 chip. As well as the aforementioned accelerometer, it’s got built-in 3G, GPS, a digital compass and Bluetooth 2.1.
There’s also a range of five finishes for the Sony Vaio P including a slightly alarming green, a painful pink and an orange option. Luckily, for more conservative types you can still opt for austere white or black versions.
The original Sony Vaio P was a pocket-pummeling £700. With the iPad UK prices starting from £429, we’d hope that Sony sees sense and shave some cash off the new Sony Vaio P asking price. The Sony Vaio P is due to arrive in the UK in June.
What do you think of the newly tweaked Sony Vaio P? Are you as perplexed by that oddly placed touchpad as we are or does the Nintendo DS-esque control seem like an innovation you could embrace?
Due June | £TBC | SonyStyle