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Sony VAIO P Summer refresh tipped: faster Atom?

Sony VAIO P Summer refresh tipped: faster Atom?

According to the latest model numbers dug up by Sony Insider, it looks as though Sony are preparing six new variants of the "it's not a netbook" VAIO P ultraportable.  The codes - which jump from the 500-series of the current generation to a new 700-series - suggest the same array of color options, but also specification updates: VGN-P710T/B, VGN-P710T/R, VGN-P710T/G, VGN-P710T/W and the VGN-P730A/Q and VGN-P730T/Q.

Sony VAIO P benchmarks: 1.33GHz to 1.86GHz plus SSDs

Sony VAIO P benchmarks: 1.33GHz to 1.86GHz plus SSDs

Sony is still causing no amount of frustration among would-be VAIO P buyers with the various levels of configuration and the bemusing differences in availability.  Three processors have been employed - ranging from the 1.33GHz Atom CPU you can buy in the US, through the 1.60GHz version, and up to the 1.86GHz VAIO P that you'd have to source through importers if you wanted it.  Now there are finally benchmarks of all the different configurations (including SSD and HDD versions) to help decide.

Full benchmark results after the cut

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Sony VAIO P gets Apple OS X Leopard hack

Sony VAIO P gets Apple OS X Leopard hack

Details are scant right now, but if this image is to be believed somebody has got OS X Leopard running on the Sony VAIO P.  The picture, which was flagged up on the Pocketables forum, shows the compact "I'm not a netbook!" ultraportable using the Apple OS, although apparently not everything is fully operational.

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Sony VAIO P gets Windows XP tutorial: GPS & WWAN both working

Sony VAIO P gets Windows XP tutorial: GPS & WWAN both working

We've already discussed on way of getting more performance from the Sony VAIO P this morning: stump up for an imported 1.86GHz Atom Z540 version.  Of course, there's another way to make the most of the official US-spec 1.33GHz VAIO P, and that's get rid of bloated Vista.  Unfortunately switching to Windows XP isn't as easy as you might think, with the VAIO not wanting to offer the right drivers for WWAN and GPS.  Happily we now have a tutorial explaining how.

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Sony VAIO P 1.86GHz Atom Z540 video unboxing

Sony VAIO P 1.86GHz Atom Z540 video unboxing

One of the more frustrating aspects of Sony's VAIO P, at least in the US, is the sole 1.33GHz Intel Atom processor choice.  It was enough to concern us in our first impressions of the "not-a-netbook" ultraportable and, after benchmarks and real-world testing, enough to mount a sizable criticism in our final review.  Happily there are 1.86GHz VAIO P units available from importers, and one of those has landed with jkkmobile.

Unboxing and demo video of the 1.86GHz Sony VAIO P after the cut

Sony VAIO P: SlashGear Review

Sony VAIO P: SlashGear Review

One of the major announcements for CES 2009, the Sony VAIO P has been hailed by some as the ultimate netbook, and by others as a folly of "what Sony can do" rather than "what Sony should do".  SlashGear has been using the VAIO P for near enough the past two weeks; we shared our first-impressions back during the show, now it's time for the full review.

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Japanese Sony VAIO P with 1.86GHz CPU hits importers

Japanese Sony VAIO P with 1.86GHz CPU hits importers

Import specialists Dynamism have begun taking pre-orders for the Japanese version of the Sony VAIO P ultraportable, complete with its 1.86GHz Intel Atom processor.  The US version of the notebook has a slower 1.33GHz CPU which, as we discovered recently, leads to some disappointing benchmark results.  For $1,549, though, you can have the 1.86GHz processor, together with the 64GB SSD, in the Japanese P version.  As you might expect, though, there are a few caveats making this a tricky decision.

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Sony VAIO P in the house: SlashGear first impressions

Sony VAIO P in the house: SlashGear first impressions

When you can count the top gadgets of CES on the fingers of one hand, Sony's new VAIO P Digital Lifestyle PC certainly figures high on that list. SlashGear was invited to an exclusive Sony event this week and given one of eight pre-production units to test out over the next two weeks; I've been carrying the VAIO P instead of my second-gen Apple MacBook Air (reviewed here) and in advance of our full review have got some first impressions.

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