I'm not really sure just how many of you can still recall the advent of netbooks, as well as the fact that some of the world's most important portable computing solutions' manufacturers sort of shunned away at the idea at the first, with Asus being one of the sole backers of this trend, at least in the beginning.
Anyway, Sony was actually no different from the others, so they've adopted the netbook trend quite late, a lot later than most of the competition, in fact. Funny thing, they haven't even called it a netbook, but rather a “Lifestyle PC”, in an attempt to differentiate themselves from the competition.
This brings us to the subject at hand, because Sony's first-ever netbook series was the Vaio P, which is exactly the subject of our review. Of course, we're not talking here about the original model released in early 2009, but about the 2010 version, which comes with some very interesting upgrades, both inside and outside.
In spite of getting an upgraded CPU, more memory (both in terms of RAM and storage), as well as a rather interesting set of gimmicks, mostly related to controls, the Vaio P is, primarily, a computing system designed more to impress on-lookers and to provide a supreme level of portability, than actual be useful for doing any time-consuming work.
Sure, it's ultra-portable, it's very good looking, and will prove to be great at checking e-mails or browsing the web, but its minuscule keyboard and screen will actually make it sort of in-practical for long-time use. But these are just a few starting words, so let's move on to the next chapter of our review, where we thoroughly detail the Vaio P's design features.