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VAIO P gets $200 Verizon rebate; US model removes GSM SIM slot

VAIO P gets $200 Verizon rebate; US model removes GSM SIM slot

The Sony VAIO P's integrated mobile broadband makes for a great addition to an ultraportable device, but Sony and their carrier partner Verizon Wireless aren't going to let you have it without a fair chunk of cash.  Unfortunately there are no subsidized deals as such out there yet, not in the traditional sense, but Verizon have revealed a $200 mail-in rebate if you activate (or renew) a two-year data plan on the VAIO P.

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Sony VAIO G3 12.1-inch ultraportable notebooks announced

Sony VAIO G3 12.1-inch ultraportable notebooks announced

Sony have announced a new version of their 12.1-inch VAIO G notebook, the Sony VAIO G3 series.  Replacing the ageing current range, the new G3 line-up consists of four models, kicking off with a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo SU9300 then moving up to the 1.4GHz Core 2 Duo SU9400 for the remaining three, with either 1GB or 2GB of RAM, a 120GB or 160GB hard-drive, or a 64GB SSD on the most expensive G3.

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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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CES 2009: Sony VAIO P Live Demo Video

CES 2009: Sony VAIO P Live Demo Video

Shortly after officially announcing the new VAIO P, Sony spent some time demonstrating the brand new ultraportable to SlashGear. In our video demo, here are all the details missing from the sparse press release: ports, memory card slots, everything you want to know about VAIO P connectivity.

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