“P Series” Tiny Notebook Briefly Appears on Sony Site

Numerous sources, including our friend Kevin Tofel of jkOnTheRun, report having seen a new Sony notebook line, termed the “P series” appear in the notebook channel on Sony.com today. Seeing the news, we rushed over to the Sony site to see what all the fuss was about, but it looks like Sony removed the images and description. Still, we found the following screen shot at jkOnTheRun and numerous other sites. pseries It’s clear that the description, while it was up, was incomplete. In addition to weighing “x xx lbs,” having an “x-hour battery” and starting at a price of  “$NaN.00,”  the picture, as Kevin points out, appears to be a TT Series used as a placeholder. Is this an accurate description of a new product or just a bunch of short-lived mistake? Only time will tell. If accurate, the most interesting spec is the 1600×768 display, 8-inch display. We don’t run the Guiness Book of World records, but that would probably be the smallest screen ever sold with such a high resolution. Kevin says he suspects that “many would-be owners will boosting up the DPI and font sizes”  in a big way.We have to ask our readers: how much resolution is too much for such a tiny screen? via jkOnTheRun

Avram Piltch
Avram Piltch
The official Geeks Geek, as his weekly column is titled, Avram Piltch has guided the editorial and production of Laptopmag.com since 2007. With his technical knowledge and passion for testing, Avram programmed several of LAPTOP's real-world benchmarks, including the LAPTOP Battery Test. He holds a master’s degree in English from NYU.
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  1. cgmc Says:

    Sony is planning to push another aspect ratio “2.39:1″ with an AMOLED display?
    The film Gladiator looks amazing in this notebook-netbook-MID-UMPC…whatever.

  2. Ken Says:

    ‘P’ for puny! Yeah.

  3. Ken Says:

    ‘P’ for ‘puny”! Yeah. And..’Pricey’

  4. FromTheYard Says:

    The resolution is right…only the image given above is wrong. Apparently its a small-long netbook. That way, at least we’ll have a full keyboard.

  5. Yuri Kritski Says:

    There’s nothing new on Earth! Look at 12 years old Toshiba Libretto 20 (http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/1996_04/pr1701.htm). It had a footprint as a letter envelope. Yeah, much thicker, one inch and a third. I hope Vaio-Pee will be thinner by half.

    The resolution is really nice. I like to see photos and sometimes movies on my Pocket LOOX’s VGA screen. But what about software? Many applications and many web sites, you know, are created in assumption that there’s just about 100 dots per inch on the screen. They would be looked very confusing on the Vaio-Pee screen with its 220 dpi! Sony would make two hardware-selectable resolutions, indeed. (At least they did it on its AR-series dreadnoughts!) Something like 1000×480 or 800×384 would be nice.

    By the way, a touchscreen would be appreciated.

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