When word leaked out late in 2008 about a new Sony notebook whose size mirrored that of a standard envelope, many gadget freaks could barely temper their excitement. Soon after, the Sony Vaio P series was unveiled at CES 2008, and while the initial amazement at the diminutive notebook was there, there were far more comments about the pricing.
Well, thanks to Verizon Wireless, it looks like there will soon be a way to get a nice discount off the standard $849 price, bringing the cost down to a mere $299. Of course, this special is at the expense of signing a 2-year data contract so you can properly utilize that Gobi wireless card that has been tucked inside since day one. In fact, Verizon originally offered a $200 rebate with a new service activation, but that deal now appears to be gone.
Specs for the subsidized Sony are listed as 2GB RAM, 160GB hard drive (up from the standard 80GB), and Windows 7 Home Premium. It is not clear if there will be an SSD option, but even with the standard hard drive, the Sony P is a great choice compared to the other device choices from Verizon, and this should end up being a great deal for anyone looking for wireless broadband along with a new ultraportable device.
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:: Visit the Vaio P forum to connect with other owners and potential buyers, share tips, and troubleshoot. ::[Phone Arena via Engadget]