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Sony VAIO P Series VGN-P19WN/Q - Atom Z520 / 1.33 GHz - RAM 2 GB - HDD 60 GB - GMA 500 - 3G Mobile Broadband - WLAN : 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR - Vista Business - 8" Widescreen X-black TFT 1600 x 768 ( UWXGA ) - camera - ebony black

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      25.07.2009 23:13
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      Overall this is a good netbook, however it is not worth the price they are asking for.

      This Sony Vaio is a...Pretty piece of equipment. It is designed to look good, I remember the first time I saw it I thought Wow, if it works as well as it looks its worth the price tag. I'm sad to say that it doesn't and it certainly wasn't worth the £999 it cost at the time, it still isn't worth the £793 that is displayed as the best price that dooyoo can find.

      The main Problem with it is the screen, although very bright and clear, sony have made the resolution to big, at 1600 x 768 this makes the standard text size almost impossible to read from a sensible distance.

      Another problem is the track point mouse, it is good for it's type but for most people that doesn't mean much. I struggle to understand why the designers didn't include a touch pad as it would increase usability and allow for a larger screen without compromising much on the look.

      Another relatively minor problem is that it attract fingerprints and smears on the black parts of the case. I wouldn't be surprised (though I haven't tested this) that after putting it in an airtight box spotless you would find fingerprints all over it when you took it out.

      The only other problem that I have had is the power switch. It is located in just the wrong place for people that use their right hand to move with the mouse so when you drag your hand back it is very easy to knock the switch and, because it is quite sensitive it is relatively easy to send the computer to sleep.

      However all these points are bad points and the That is certainly not everything there is to say about this netbook. One of the great parts of the machine is its keyboard it is leagues above the other netbook we have in the house. I have to say that it is probably the keyboard that determined the size of the computer and the designers just found a screen to fit with it.

      The screen is great (other than the resolution issue mentioned above) and it has all the current gizmo's associated with modern portable computers, oh and that's another point, it really is ultra portable.

      One very good feature of this netbook is the ability to turn on all of the communications features (Bluetooth GPRS etc) from a toolbar on the desktop.

      One final point that I will make is that the battery life is not brilliant, you can probably squeeze 3 hrs out of a single charge if you are careful.


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    • Product Details

      So slight and slim, you might not even know it's there. About as thin as most cell phones, VAIO P series Lifestyle PC is a cinch to tote. Designed specifically for the ultra-mobile professional, this 8" miniature PC is small enough to fit in a jacket pocket.

      A lot of miniature PCs out there feature low resolution screens which makes for a sub-par web browsing experience. Basically, a low resolution screen means that you need to scroll side to side to view an entire web page... very annoying and time-consuming, especially when on the go.

      Technical Data

      Product Description: Sony VAIO P Series VGN-P19WN/Q - 8" - Atom Z520 - Vista Business - 2 GB RAM - 60 GB HDD
      System Type: Notebook
      Operating System: Vista Business - English
      Processor: Intel Atom Z520 / 1.33 GHz / 512 KB Cache
      Memory: 2 GB DDR2
      Storage: 60 GB HDD / 4200 rpm
      Display: 8" X-black 1600 x 768 / UWXGA
      Graphics: Intel GMA 500
      Networking: 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft), Bluetooth 2.1 EDR , 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem / cellular modem
      Wireless Broadband (WWAN): 3G
      Colour: Ebony black
      Dimensions (WxDxH): 25 cm x 12 cm x 2 cm
      Weight: 640 g
      Microsoft Office Preloaded: Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess Licence Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
      Localisation: English
      Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty