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Sony Announces 1.4-pound VAIO P Series Lifestyle Laptop
      #32319 - 01/08/09 01:25 AM

Sony today announced the VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC, a new line of high-performance, ultra-portable notebooks that fuses Sony's eye-catching design and mobility.

At just 1.4 pounds and less than 1-inch thin, the new lifestyle PC incorporates the latest in mobile connectivity, featuring wireless built-in WAN 3G Mobile Broadband available from Verizon Wireless. While this unit can easily fit in a purse or pocket, the P Series boasts a full sized keyboard that is just over 3% smaller than that of the VAIO TT.

The full function notebook boasts a brilliant high-res widescreen (1600 x 768), integrated GPS functionality and comes loaded with Windows Vista and supports all office applications. In addition, Instant Start Mode allows lightning-quick access to music, video and the Web, launching directly into Sony?s Xross Media Bar interface (similar to the menu bar found in PlayStation3).


* Chic, compact design measuring about the length of a business envelope and weighing 1.4 pounds
* Integrated wireless WAN, LAN, and Bluetooth technologies, making it easy and efficient to connect wirelessly
* Built-in GPS technology for navigating even the most unfamiliar places-- no internet connection required
* High-resolution 8-inch ultra-wide LCD for viewing entire web pages on one screen-- no horizontal scrolling necessary
* Available in five fashion-forward colors including garnet red, emerald green, onyx black, crystal white and classic black

VGN-P598E/Q VAIO? P Series Lifestyle PC Specifications:

Computer Type: Lifestyle PC
Type of Use: Ultra-portable
Action Buttons: WLAN / Bluetooth on / off,
Instant On, XCROSS Media Bar
Pointing Device: Pointing Stick

Keyboard: QWERTY, 82 keys with 1.2mm stroke and 16.5mm pitch
Camera: Built-in MOTION EYE camera and microphone

Type: Intel processor
Speed: 1.33GHz
Front Side Bus Speed: 533MHz
L2 Cache: 512kB

Installed: 2GB (2GBx1)
Maximum: 2GB
Speed: 533MHz

Expansion Slots
Multimedia Card Reader: One Memory Stick
Duo media slot with MagicGate functionality
One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot

Solid State Drive
Capacity: 128GB
Interface: Serial ATA

Sound System: Intel High Definition Audio

Screen Size: 8.0"
Resolution: 1600 x 768
XBRITE-ECO Technology: Yes
Back Light Technology: LED

Processor: Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 500.
Total Available Graphics Memory: 760MB (max.)
Max. External Resolution via VGA: 1600? 1200

Inputs and Outputs
Headphone Jack: 1
USB Port(s): 2 (2.0 compliant)
DC-In: 1
I/O Port: 1
Wireless LAN: Atheros 802.11 b/g/n network

Wireless WAN: Integrated Mobile Broadband
Bluetooth Technology: Integrated Stereo A2DP
Bluetooth Technology (2.1 + EDR)

Battery Type: Standard Capacity Lithium-ion
Battery (VGP-BPS15/B)

Operating System: Genuine Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 32-bit
Anti-Virus and Recovery Software: Microsoft?
Windows Live? OneCare? Trial Version

Supplied Software: Microsoft? Works SE 9.0 w/
60-Day Trial Version of Microsoft? Office Small Business 2007
Microsoft? Home and Student 2007
VAIO? Multimedia Suite: VAIO? Startup Assistant
Click to Disc Editor - Import, Edit, Burn
VAIO? Movie Story - Simple Movie Creation
VAIO? MusicBox - Music by Mood
VAIO? Media plus - Multimedia Streaming

Supplied Accessories
Standard Capacity Lithium-ion battery (VGPBPS15/B)
AC Adapter (VGP-AC10V2)
Power Cable
Noise Cancelling Headphones
2 spare poitning stick caps
Display/LAN Adaptor (VGP-DA10)
Optional Accessories
Extended Battery (VGPBPL15/B)
Molded Leather Carrying Case in Black(VGPCKP1/B)
Soft Carrying Case with Accessory Pouch in Black(VGPCPP1/B)
Leather Cover in Black (VGPCVP1)
External DVD?RW Drive (USB 2.0) (VGPUDRW1)
Wireless Bluetooth Mouse in Glossy Black(VGPBMS33/BQ)
Display/LAN Adapter (VGPDA10)

Color: Onyx Black

The new line is available in garnet red, emerald green, onyx black, crystal white and classic black for around $900.


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