CES 2009: Details Emerge on Sony Vaio VGN P500

vaiop Goodness knows what we’ll call this thing, a UMPC, a Netbook, a really pricey ultra-portable, etc Whatever the moniker Sony is creating some buzz about the new Vaio VGN P500. Details are beginning to trickle out about the 1.4lb device and Mark Spooner seems to have gotten the goods for Laptop Mag.

  • 8-inch 1600×800 screen
  • 1.33-GHz Z530 Intel Atom
  • 2GB RAM
  • 60GB (standard), 64GB and 128GB SSD options
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth
  • 2 USB ports, headphone
  • included dongle adds connectivity for VGA
  • Ethernet, and additional USB
  • SD, MS
  • 9.6 x 4.7 x 0.78 inches ( 243 x 120 x 20mm )
  • 1.4 pounds ( 635g )
  • Starting at $899

The high resolution screen has folks talking, but some of them are checking their contact prescriptions.