New Sony Vaio P ultra-portable PC gets accelerometer, touchpad

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Sony have announced a new model in their Vaio P series of ultra-portable PCs. Alongside a central trackpoint, the new Vaio P features new mouse buttons and an optical touchpad to the left and right of the screen respectively, for easier browsing when holding with two hands.

The new P11S1E will also feature an accelerometer. This will allow for quick portrait views of documents, or to “shake” through photo albums and other media.

Other features include a built-in GPS and digital compass, choice of either an Intel Z530 or Z560 Atom processor, 2GB RAM, up to 64GB SSD and Windows 7 Premium. You’ll also get Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi (b/g/n) and two USB ports. Battery life is said to be around 5 hours, but you can double that by adding in a BPL23 extended life power supply.

Full specs are as follows:

Processor: Intel® Atom Z530/ Intel® Atom Z560
OS: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
Memory: 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
SSD: Up to 64GB SSD Flash Drive
Screen: 20cm (8″) VAIO Display Plus (1600×768)
Graphics: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 500
Colours: Orange, Green, Pink, Black or White
Weight: 0.632kg (with supplied battery)
Dimensions: 120 x 19.8 x 245 mm (D x H x W)
Battery life: Up to 5 hours (MobileMark 2007) / Up to 10 hours with extended battery (BPL23, sold separately)
Others: Accelerometer; GPS and Digital Compass; WLAN 802.11b/g/n; Everywair 3G up to 7.2 Mbps; Bluetooth 2.1+EDR; stereo speakers and microphone; MOTION EYE® camera; 2xUSB; Quick WEB Access, Assist, Change Resolution buttons

Gerald Lynch

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