Sony launches ‘purse-sized’ laptop
Tech-savvy girls won’t have to carry the load of laptop bags anymore, for Sony has launched an ultra-portable "netbook" computer that will fit in any aspiring career woman's purse.tech reviews Updated: Jan 23, 2009 18:00 IST
Tech-savvy girls won’t have to carry the load of laptop bags anymore, for Sony has launched an ultra-portable "netbook" computer that will fit in any aspiring career woman's purse.
The Vaio P boasts most features found on a laptop, from a webcam and GPS to a built-in 3G modem, allowing users to go online by inserting a mobile phone sim card.
The new netbook is aimed at people who want to surf the Internet, edit documents and check their emails on the go.
In fact, its designers have claimed that it is the lightest eight-inch netbook in the world.
They said it does everything that equivalent models of bigger sizes would do.
And the reviewers said that its keyboard, unlike many other small laptops, is easy to use.
While a basic model is available at 849 pounds, a faster-operating netbook with more memory will cost 1,370 pounds.
However, Joshua Topolsky from the technology website Engadget is not quite sure if many consumers will pay the asking price.
"It simply costs more than other options. A cost which Sony want users to ''aspire'' to pay. There are plenty of viable, less expensive options,” The Telegraph quoted him as saying.
First Published: Jan 23, 2009 12:01 IST