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I recevied an email saying Sony are giving £150 cashback on their P-Series Atom net books. The cheapest place I could find selling P SERIES that allows the cashback is Play

You need to fill out the form below to get the cashback
http://media.play.com/ContentDocs/SONYVAIOPCASHBACK210709.pdf

You also get the free windows 7 upgrade with this as well.

Processor: Intel Atom Z520 (1.33 GHz and 533 MHz FSB)
Memory: 2GB DDR2-533 SDRAM
HD Capacity: 60GB 1.8" ATA
Display: 8" UWXGA (1600 x 768) widescreen X-black LCD LED technology
Graphics Card: Intel GMA 500
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium and Xross Media Bar (Dual Boot)
Optical Drive: None
Networking: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 10/100 Fast Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.0 EDR, 3G Mobile Broadband
WWAN: Everywair Wireless WAN 7.2Mbps (HSDPA/HSUPA, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS)
Card Reader: Memory Stick Slot (Duo Size, Memory Stick PRO compatible) and SD Memory Card Slot
Camera: 0.3MP Motion Eye Integrated CCD Camera
Dimensions: (W x H x D mm) 245 X 19.8 X 120 MM
Weight: 0.64Kg
Interfaces:
2 USB 2.0 ports
Headphone jack
Memory Stick Slot (Duo Size, Memory Stick PRO compatible) and SD Memory Card Slot
Display / LAN adapter
DC-in jack for AC adapter
Warranty: 1 year maufacturer warranty
In the Box
VAIO P Series Notebook
Standard Lithium-ion battery
AC Adapter
Power Cable
Display / LAN adapter


Yes, It does that.
The world's lightest 8" notebook, the 0.64Kg VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC does more than you could imagine-with impeccable style. Email at the airport, IM from the park, or just show it off when you want some attention. Best of all, it fits right in your purse or jacket pocket.

You just might plan your wardrobe around it.
Fashionable and flashy, this ultra-portable Lifestyle PC makes a statement wherever you go. Choose from four colors, each inspired by the crystalline shimmer of natural gemstones.

Smart Display
Keep moving and stop waiting. The instant-on, ultra-bright 8" LED-backlit screen of the Lifestyle PC means you never have to wait for it to warm up. Plus, its extra-wide 1600 x 768 resolution easily displays the width of an entire page, putting an end to side-to-side scrolling that can slow you down.

The web at your fingertips.
Connect and go. Featuring built-in wireless access, the Lifestyle PC puts the internet in your pocket. And this is no stripped down version of the web, either. Everything is there, displayed just like it is on your home PC. Video chat with your friends, download music or do some online shopping-from virtually anywhere.

Windows Vista in the palm of your hand.
Enjoy a complete notebook experience without compromise. Small in size but big on functionality, the P delivers the same convenient features you're used to, but with go-anywhere style. A Windows Vista operating system supports all the software programs you already use: Microsoft Office applications, music programs, video players and more.
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#1
#2
fab deal heat added even tho it is under powered
#4
moneysaver05
fab deal heat added even tho it is under powered


under powered for what?

have you seen the display on these little things?

1600 on a tiny screen.....so sharp you cant see it
#5
/\ YES that kind of resolution on such a small screen is nuts!

I was very surprised by how well these run vista, and even faster after a few tweaks.

build quality is great but I expected that
#6
good deal but was over priced in the first place.
#7
Great offer on a highly overpriced netbook, my sis has one..
#8
5% off on Quidco also on this = £502.55
#9
Lets face it, Sony Vaio is more about the "image". People pay the extra to ponce around, brag to their mates, and look cool - same with ipods.
#10
I forgot about quidco

Actually the quidco would be 5% from the play price surely?

So £679 - 5% = £645.05
less £150 cashback = £495.05
#11
DuncanMiller
I forgot about quidco

Actually the quidco would be 5% from the play price surely?

So £679 - 5% = £645.05
less £150 cashback = £495.05


Isnt it 0.5%?
#12
haha yes - that was a bit optimistic

£679 - 0.5% = 675.61
less £150 cashback = £525.61
#13
If the cashback was £300 it would be worth it. They have admitted their mistake and now released a proper 'netbook' - W series that is more like it.

I just don't like what Sony do with the memory cards and anything else that only works on their equipment.

This is more about design than anything else.
#14
this is another interetsing one for when it comes to voting hot or cold. it is a good deal based on sony's rrp of this product, so therefore it is a good deal and should be hot.

but, as previously stated, you would only be buying this at rrp (or even at the price after cashback and quidco) if you want style over substance.

this is way underpowered, the atom is not even a decent version of it, its almost the weakest atom intel ever made. but my biggest issue with this is the screen size, yes its a very good resolution, but everything is so tiny on the screen :thinking:

i will remain on the fence on this one
#15
I wish I could get one of these, just the fact that it fits in your jacket pocket seems great.
#16
Its like buying a £10,000 moped
#17
great price, was tempted before but the extremely silly price put me off, now that its just a silly price means im so so tempted to click buy.
#18
Go on buy one its got 1.33 GHz fgs,:thumbsup:
#19
anewman
Lets face it, Sony Vaio is more about the "image". People pay the extra to ponce around, brag to their mates, and look cool - same with ipods.


and the best alternative to an ipod would be .... a Sony MP3 player! :whistling:

Face facts - Sony make excellent equipment and have been for years. :thumbsup:

As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. At least with Sony you are virtually guaranteed quality and reliability. :)
#20
Plus 5% off with Varsity/RAC card!

Which makes this £646 - 150 = £496! PLUS quidco on top!
#21
Btw the cashback form will work for anywhere you buy it from, you don't have to use it on play.com if you don't want to

As for the P series, i'm voting neutral as theres too many bad points about this netbook/laptop although its probably the best price ive seen for this

1. Its too over priced for a netbook (even with cashback)
2. The resolution makes it too hard to see
3. It takes forever to boot up and when it does it can be slow to repsond (mainly due to vista, on windows xp/7 its much smoother)
4. The finger sensor is too sensitive and hard to use, a touchpad/mouse is much better
1 Like #22
anewman
Lets face it, Sony Vaio is more about the "image". People pay the extra to ponce around, brag to their mates, and look cool - same with ipods.


Not always no, I have two Vaios and I couldn't care less about the brand however they were by far the best machines in their class. The UX1XN is a micro PC with a 4.5in 1024x600 screen weighing just 500g packing in a Core Solo 1.33Ghz processor (not an Atom but a proper P-m), 1GB ram, two cameras, fingerprint reader, keyboard, USB port, CF and MS card readers, USB port, dock interface etc. - even the screen on its own is incredible, the rest of the machine is an impressive feat of engineering.

The TX is an 11in ultralight which managed to be smaller and lighter (thanks to a carbon fibre chassis) than its rivals while managing a better screen (one of the first to have LED backlighting), an onboard optical drive (rare in its class)and a massive battery at 8,000 Mah - the extended battery was a staggering 13,000 Mah allowing the machine incredible batterylife.

Sony are responsible for many of the innovations in the laptop market which sadly most people attribute to Apple despite Sony having done so for years before them. It's incorrect to badge this machine as a Netbook at least under the current definition, while it's built on the Atom platform the chassis is of a far higher grade and for its size the machine is far more usable than any of the similar netbooks.

John
#23
Yip, but wait until it goes wrong. At that point you will be met with some of the WORST/MOST ARROGANT customer service that I have ever comne across. They tried to charge me £800 to replace the screen on a Vaio Laptop that had a dead section on the screen. They said the screen had been physically damaged yet there was NO sign of any physical damage. And, if you then decide not to proceed with them ripping you off, they will try and charge you for looking at it. All within warranty I may ad.

They have a LOT to learn from other makers whos customer service is phenomenal.
#24
I noticed that these have Intel® Atom™ Z520 processor which is single core.

I wonder whether a dual core is due for release soon?
#25
Netbook for this price?? No way Jose!!
It soooooooooooo over priced and the CPU is nothing special.Just wait for 2core CPU which will be soon on the market.
And one more thing, 8" and 1600 x 768 resolution?? :-D I would like to see you working few hours in front of that screen :whistling:

|Kazan|
#26
Had one of these for £520 (ex display) from Comet a few weeks back.

At first glance and use I thought it was a great machine but after a good use of a week or so I just felt like doing anything on it was abit of a chore - the screen is quite small and even with my decent eye sight found it a strain. The trackball was quite fiddly and also it took ages to boot into Vista.

It did have some positive points though - the hsdpa card was great and very easy to set up and the weight and overall form factor was great.

Hope this helps.
#27
If I had deeper pockets I would buy one of these in a heartbeat just for the slick looks alone. However, I do think the other netbooks out there are much better value for money and I will be sticking with the one I have.

Still voting this HOT though :)
#28
Kazan
I would like to see you working few hours in front of that screen :whistling:

|Kazan|


So would I, I just read the battery life quoted as "Up to 2.5 hours"
#29
Still well overpriced.... only a fool would buy one.
#30
toonarmani;5822529
Face facts - Sony make excellent equipment and have been for years. :thumbsup:

As the saying goes, you get what you pay for. At least with Sony you are virtually guaranteed quality and reliability. :)

Historically Sony Laptops have had poor support later on in terms of drivers and so on. Hopefully they'll have the sense to make some Windows 7 drivers though and that will be enough to make most people happy.

Sony aren't quite the innovators they used to be anymore and rely more off the brand image for the prices they ask than anything. Things like minidisc and the trinitron CRT displays while great back then are pretty much defunct now.

I hope the case is made of aluminium/magnesium alloy, and that the colours are anodised rather than painted for that price :-D
#31
Lovely design, but flawed massively.
#32
I love the design and idea of these P Series Vaio's, more so than a netbook which is too much of a compromise on all fronts for my purposes. I just feel it would come out too short in performance and I would gain little benefit over and above what's offered by my smart phone.

Heat added as the deal is fantastic, it's just not the product for me. :)
#33
Sony's are better engineered
I see vaio that still going after 5 years
Screen and keyboard still a pleasure

This is a properly mobile device
folk are paying £350-£400 for a branded 10" netbook with 3G
but I can get a Acer 9" 3G net book for £160

So , I cannot tell people what to buy.............

But if you have ever seen a P series it is a complete physical pleasure to behold
heat and rep

COCO

if you just want an assurance - get a Dell 10" with 3 warranty for £235.69 inc. VAT ( 2 left)
#34
same goes for most things in life ....you have cheap poorly made items from poor materials and you have expensive well made items from quality materials

you pays your money you takes your choice
#35
the resolution sounds UNREAL

seems pricy for an atom powered device though, no?
1 Like #36
Word of warning - you'd be mad to buy anything this expensive from Play.

1. They're not in the UK or EU so you don't get any of the EU consumer protection such as SoGA.

2. If your goods go faulty after 28 days, they'll wash their hands of it and leave you dealing solely with the manufacturer (in the UK, the retailer has to sort it out on your behalf, for up to 6 years).

3. As they are outside of the EU, your "bargain" purchase may cop for Import duty + VAT + a handling fee from Royal Mail. From recent reports, seems Customs and Excise are giving boxes from Jersey more attention now they've upped the ante from cheap DVDs.
#37
Northerner
Word of warning - you'd be mad to buy anything this expensive from Play.

1. They're not in the UK or EU so you don't get any of the EU consumer protection such as SoGA.

2. If your goods go faulty after 28 days, they'll wash their hands of it and leave you dealing solely with the manufacturer (in the UK, the retailer has to sort it out on your behalf, for up to 6 years).

3. As they are outside of the EU, your "bargain" purchase may cop for Import duty + VAT + a handling fee from Royal Mail. From recent reports, seems Customs and Excise are giving boxes from Jersey more attention now they've upped the ante from cheap DVDs.


really? links please
#38
Kazan
Netbook for this price?? No way Jose!!
It soooooooooooo over priced and the CPU is nothing special.Just wait for 2core CPU which will be soon on the market.
And one more thing, 8" and 1600 x 768 resolution?? :-D I would like to see you working few hours in front of that screen :whistling:

|Kazan|


This isn't a netbook, it just happens to use the Atom processor - it's very much a successor to the older Transmeta based machines, as mentioned in the thread several times anyone who has actually used one of these machines knows they're in a different class entirely.

As for using the screen no problem, I'm a big fan of high resolution screens and it would be one of the main reaons I'd buy such a machine and Sony in general, they tend to offer better resolutions than other manufacturers.

John
#39
Johnmcl7
This isn't a netbook,


Subnotebook or Netbook is such a big different. Ooo please ,don't make me laugh.

Johnmcl7
they're in a different class entirely.


In different, what?? Read the specs.
It's the same as rest of the netbooks on the market...sorry it's actually not the same as it soooooo overpriced. I can say, Sony is just using better materials and that's it.

Johnmcl7
As for using the screen no problem, I'm a big fan of high resolution screens and it would be one of the main reaons I'd buy such a machine and Sony in general, they tend to offer better resolutions than other manufacturers.


Well, good for you.It just looks like you looooove everything what is SONY.

|Kazan|
1 Like #40
You can get it cheaper from Additions direct etc with 15% off voucher (xx048). Another 8% quidco. Plus £150 cash back

£699.00 - £104.95 (15% xx048) + £3.95 (p&p) = £598.10
8% quidco = £47.85
Sony cashback £150
final price ~£400 (still too expensive..?)

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