Sony Vaio P gets Windows XP option
Sony continues to step up the options for its Vaio P mini notebook. In addition to all the colorful choices and pick of processors we covered yesterday, potential Vaio P owners also have their choice of operating system when customizing their dream device. Sony has added the option to select Windows XP Home Edition with SP3 in addition to Windows Vista, the operating system of choice at launch.
Windows XP may improve performance but it comes at a cost as some features present on the Vista configuration are not available in Windows XP. Most notably missing is the option for 2GB of RAM because OEMs are limited to selling XP machines with just 1GB of RAM per Microsoft's rules. Also missing are a few select Vaio-specific software titles that are bundled with the Vista version.
Despite the few limitations, these new options make this notebook even more compelling than when it first debuted. And besides, you can always buy the 2GB Vista version and just install XP yourself![Sony Style Japan]
This post was written by Kelly Hodgkins, long-time fan of mobile devices and news writer at The Boy Genius Report.