UMPC Portal: The Sony VAIO P is the company’s entrance into the netbook market. But with a twist: the VAIO P will sport an 8″ TFT LCD that is ultra-wide and featuring a 1600×768 pixel format. That’s more than a 2:1 aspect ratio. Sony has given us a bit more information about the VAIO P stating that, “A new ‘Light’ is coming!” You can take that two ways: light as in feather light or a new type of lighting technology. I will take it both ways.
I want to believe that Sony will use all the weight-saving technologies that it knows to bring this 8″ netbook down to under 2lbs. I would expect a combination of high-tech materials such as aluminum, magnesium and carbon fiber to get the job done. Also, I expect Sony to use a RGB LED backlight to bring you a 100%+ NTSC color gamut and an ultra-high contrast ratio that result in a LCD that you have not seen before on a portable platform.
Sony VAIO P Specifications known so far:
- Display: 8″ Ultrawide TFT LCD
- Pixel Format: 1600×768
- CPU: 1.33GHz Intel Atom Z520
- RAM: 2GB
- HDD: Standard HDD and/or Optional SSD
- Connectivity: 3G, GPS
- Price: About US$1000