Sony’s latest refresh of it’s Vaio P series adds an acceleromotor, touch pad, and PS3 remote play. Could this be a preview of what’s to come on the PSP 2?
Sony has officially announced its new Vaio P (P11S1E) ultraportable. The new model comes with several differentiating features that include a touchpad and mouse buttons (in addition to the central trackpoint). The small touchpad sits to the right of the display, whilst the buttons are on the left side that is said to make it easy to use when holding it with two hands.
In terms of specs, the Vaio P will still be powered by a Silverthorne processor. Specifically the 1.86GHz Intel Z540 Atom is mentioned for Europe along with 2GB RAM, 54GB SSD and Windows 7 Premium. You’ll also get Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi (b/g/n) and two USB ports.
Other features include a built-in GPS, digital compass and accelerometer. The latter means that you’ll be able to ‘flick’ through pictures or pages of a document simply by giving the Vaio P a “gentle shake”. The screen will also auto-rotate when looking to read documents in portrait mode.
Battery life is expected to last for 5 hours, although if you use the extended battery (BPL23) than that will double runtime. The new Sony Vaio P will be available in five vibrant colours (black, white, pink, green and orange) and is expected to launch in June. No European/US prices have been announced today.
Sony VAIO P11S1E Technical Specifications:
- Processor: Intel® Atom Z540
- OS: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium (32-bit)
- Memory: 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
- SSD: 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
Will Sony add any of these features to it’s next PSP? There is no doubt it will receive remote play, but will it get a touchpad or accelerometer? Time will tell, stick around QJ to find out.
Via [Netbook Choice]