While we know how pricey the Sony VAIO P Series may already be, we didn’t get to really try it out and get hands on with it recently. After having done that at the Gadget Show Live recently, we truly agree that if you had the desire and the money to spend on the new Sony portable beast then you should also drop your coin on this, Vaja’s leather made “ivolution suit”.
Just a gallery we wanted to feature to everyone, as we finally got our hands on the highly notable yet controversial (netbook or laptop?) Sony VAIO P Series. It was light, stylish, highly portable and with great specs such as GPS and on board mobile broadband yet I can imagine, my eyes would be extremely tired after constantly starring at its 8-inch widescreen for a little while.
The speculations of the Lenovo Pocket Yoga concept, a slim, P Series-like netbook which was leaked to the press by Lenovo earlier today has now been confirmed to be an aborted project which will never come to reality. Interestingly, Lenovo have had the Pocket Yoga concept for the past two years but didn’t think and still don’t think that it should be put into production. Sorry folks, no specs and I suppose there never will be, but it was wonderful to bare the hope of seeing the Pocket Yoga come to life while it lasted! 🙁
As you may recall, Sony’s latest VAIO P series is packaged with the Gobi chipset which is more than capable of running on both HSDPA and EV-DO for connectivity. Unfortunately, Sony (just US?) has chosen to block HSDPA access and has locked the super lightweight, pocketable notebook to connecting only via a Verizon Wireless EV-DO connection. But now, thanks to blogger tnkgrl, Sony’s restrictive plans are now virtually non-existent and those without a VZW contract will not have any problems at all when looking to connect via HSDPA. Tnkgrl has successfully hacked the HSDPA on the VAIO P, allowing it to be utilized by those not afraid to void a warranty on the $900 machine.
Click on tnkgrl’s link below, where there will be links to instructions on this mod and also some more pictures of the process.
It’s been a good few weeks since we learnt that Sony was entering the netbook arena, with their latest flagship laptop the VAIO P Series. However, many still aren’t convinced that the P Series is actually a netbook. In the hands on video below done brilliantly by RegHardware’s editor Tony Smith, you will see the VAIO P Series in all its slim and sleek glory. Its extremely thin as you would imagine and Sony always does a good job at making their laptops as glossy and as elegant as possible.