Sony has launched in India its first ultra-portable the Sony VAIO-VGN-P15G/R NetBook which is powered by Intel Atom Z520 Processor and it features a much smaller 8-inch Widescreen WXGA TFT display, 64-GB internal Solid State Drive, Integrated Webcam, WiFi 802.11a/g/n LAN connection, and 6 hours of extended battery life.
Only 20 mm thick, the new Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R ultra-portable Laptop is designed as low-cost, Internet-centric mobile computing devices also called NetBooks and is powered by 1.33 GHz Intel Atom ULV (ultra low voltage) Processor Z520, specifically designed for small devices and low power consumption, while maintaining the Intel Core 2 Duo instruction set compatibility.
Sony VAIO VGN-P ultra-portable netbook is one of the slickest and most expensive netBook in its class.
This new range of Ultra Portable Netbook is targeted at consumer who needs to stay connected, informed, entertained and productive-anytime and anywhere. The Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R is designed lightweight and small in size making it convenient for use at all sorts of places like in home, gym, trains, bus, planes etc. where a larger size laptop might feel inconvenient.
The Intel Atom processor Z520 uses a brand new design structure that packs in 47 million transistors into a single chip sized at just 22mm (0.87 inches), and the processor uses just 2.5 watts of power which is less than 1/10th of the 35 watts used by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
The Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R netbook is also equipped with Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology which reduces average system power consumption. The enhanced low-power sleep states (C1E, C2E, C4E) are optimized for power by forcibly reducing the performance state of the processor when it enters a package low-power state.
Designed specifically for mobile devices, the Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R NetBook uses a brand new design structure the dynamic L2 cache sizing -that reduces electrical leakage in transistors-to conserve energy, giving you more time away from the wall outlet.
The 1.33 GHz Intel Atom processor Z520 in Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R also includes a power-optimized front side bus of 533 MHz for faster data transfer (FSB) on demanding mobile applications and a 512 KB L2 cache (which temporarily stores data) build on Intel US15W Chipset motherboard.
Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R ultra-portable features 2-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM (maximum 2-GB via a standard SO-DIMM module) and a 64-GB Solid State Drive (SSD) instead of standard hard drive. There is provision to connect CD/DVD optical drive of choice but no optical drive is packaged.
Solid State Drives (SSD) weigh less, use significantly less power and are less prone to damage as compared to conventional hard disk drives (HDD).
In addition, Solid State Hard Drives (SSD) significantly enhance performance in comparison to conventional hard disk drive. SSD’s boot times are 25-50 percent faster and data access is 300 times faster for reading and 150 % faster for writing.
The new Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R is equipped with 8-inch (20.32 cm) ClearBright Widescreen WXGA TFT display on 2:1 Aspect Radio offering maximum of 1600 x 768 pixels screen resolution powered by integrated Intel Mobile Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 500 graphics chipset with upto 256-MB dedicated video memory.
Weighing only 594 gms with 3-cell battery pack, the Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R ultra-portable netbook comes with integrated VGA resolution 0.3 MP web camera built in directly above the LCD display.
Available in Black and Crystal White, Garnet Red, Olivine Green colors, the Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R netbook is equipped with Integrated Wireless 802.11b/g/n WiFi Connection, integrated 10/100/1000 Fast Ethernet LAN connection and option for an external 56kbps v.92 Fax/Modem card via USB port. The Sony NetBook also offers integrated Bluetooth Internal (2.0) mini-card Wireless Connection.
The new Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R comes with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic Edition OS preinstalled and it comes bundled with various legal software including Utility Driver CD, CD Writer Software, and DVD Playback Software.
The Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R ultra-portable also offers 2 USB v2.0 ports, Intel High Definition Audio 2.0 with external stereo speakers delivering theater-style surround sound, dual headphone ports, two microphone ports, and on the right side it sports ExpressCard/54 slot (Media Center remote), wireless on/off switch, slot-loading optical drive bay, one USB port, and security lock slot.
The Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R also features a standard Consumer Infrared port which allows navigate through music, videos, photos remotely with the travel remote control located in the express card slot and laptop also also offers integrated 3-in-1 memory card reader, which can read SD, xD, and MMC cards.
The SOny VAIO-P NetBook is equipped with3-cell 24 WHr Li-Ion battery which provides upto 3 hours of battery life and a 6-cell 48 WHr Li-Ion Battery is available which allows upto 6 hours life.
- 2 USB 2.0 compliant 4-pin ports
- IEEE 1394a FireWire port
- 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN card port RJ45 Port
- 15 Pin External VGA monitor port
- ExpressCard 54 mm slot
- 3-in-1 removable memory card reader (in front)
- Audio jacks (1 line-in, 1-line out, 1 Mic-in)
- S-Video TV-Out Connector
Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R Ultra-Portable Features
- Intel Atom Processor Z520, 1.33 GHz
- 512-KB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB
- Intel US15W Chipset Motherboard
- 2-GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM, 400 MHz, up to 4-GB DDR2 SDRAM Maximum
- 64-GB Solid State Storage (SSD)
- 8-inch (20.32 cm) Widescreen WXGA TFT ClearBright display in 2:1 Ratio, 1600 x 768 pixels maximum resolution
- Intel Mobile Graphics Media Accelerator GMA 500 with upto 256-MB dedicated video memory
- Integrated VGA Resolution 0.3 Megapixel Webcam
- Built-in Microphone
- Intel High Definition Audio compatible, 3D audio (Direct Sound 3D support) with built-in stereo speakers
- Integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi LAN Connection
- Integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet LAN
- Optional External 56kbps v.92 Fax/Modem via USB port
- Bluetooth v2.0 Wireless Connection
- 2 USB 2.0 compliant 4-pin connectors
- 3-in-1 memory card reader
- 15-pin VGA video output & S-Video
- Colors – Crystal White, Black, Garnet Red, Olivine Green
- 3-cell 24WHr Li-Ion Battery, Upto 3 Hrs life
6-cell 48WHr Li-Ion Battery, Upto 6 Hrs life
- Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic
- Dimension (WxHxD): 245 x 19.8 x 120 mm
- Weight: 594 gms (with 3-cell power pack)
Intel Atom Processor Z520 powered Sony VAIO VGN-P15G/R ultra-portable (NetBook) having 8-inch display and 64-GB Solid State Drive is available in India for Rs. 65,500 with 1 year warranty. Visit vaio-online.sony.com/in for more details.