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[fud]P-series could be Sony's netbook

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Detailes leaked by Sony itself

Sony has jumped the gun on what is expected to be its entry into the netbook market and we now know that the model name will be the P-series as someone at Sony Style in the US posted up some details of the new range of tiny notebooks yesterday.

Since then the details have been taken down from the Sony Style site, although you can check out the screenshot below for details of what was posted. There are some interesting details that got leaked which makes us wonder who and what market Sony is going after with the P-series.

Unlike your average netbook, the Sony P-series will use a slightly smaller 8in display, but with a much higher resolution than normally at 1,600x768 pixels. This is a rather unusual resolution and we're not sure it'll become a popular standard on such a small display.

The CPU will be clocked at 1.33GHz, but we're not sure if this will be an Atom Z-series CPU or something completely different such as a Core Solo or even a Core Duo processor. What's disappointing is that the P-series seems to be using a 1.8in hard drive which means that Sony will only offer a 60GB drive or alternatively an SSD drive up to 128GB at what we expect to be a hefty price premium.

Sony will only be shipping the P-series with Windows Vista and you'll have the choice between the Home and Home Basic versions. The P-series should be available in red, gold or black once it starts shipping. The P-series is expected to be announced during CES early next month.


Please note that the picture is not of the new P-series, but of the TT-series
http://www.fudzilla.com/index.php?op...11111&Itemid=1
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Yeah...that is a pretty wild resolution for such a small screen. I wonder how well it will run considering the specs on that thing...

BTW, I used to own one of the really small Sony Vaio laptops (10.3" I think)...they are so awesome. It was actually decently powerful too considering how small it was.

I also wonder how much this thing will cost. Hum...
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Pretty high res for a small screen and only 1.33GHz? Ouch, bet the thing only has 1.0 GB to go with it eh?
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Hmmm, I wonder what the battery life will be like? Sony usually does well in that area
    
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looks like specs off the TT. no way a 8" screen will have that resolution considering the $2000+ TT only has 720p (1366x768).
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Quit making 60 gig hard drives, all we really need for an XP or linux install is really 20 gigs. Let's get real, storing things on a tiny nettop drive is just painful anyways, so the HDD in those machines should only serve as support for the OS.
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Wonder what chip they'll use (I don't think there is a 1.33GHz Atom?)
Also - Vista? I don't understand that, Microsoft has opened the doors for netbook manufacturers to use XP, why force it to cope with Vista??

Edit: With all the stuff claimed, I reckon battery life will be a joke (or it'll weigh about 10kg due to the chunky battery)
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That looks like its going to cost around $1200 though...
    
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8" @ 1,600x768 = crap
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