This year at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony surprised the world with the introduction of the VAIO p. This ultraportable laptop with an 8-inch display fits in your jacket pocket or your purse and packs a staggering amount of technology into a small package. However, potential buyers and the press also were surprised when Sony announced the price would be $ 900 if a slightly larger notebooks with similar specifications for half price. The new Sony VAIO P overpriced toy or an extraordinary journey of a laptop that is worth every penny? Let's take a closer look.

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Our pre-production Sony VAIO P features the following specifications:
1.33GHz Z520 Intel Atom Processor
2GB DDR2 800MHz (1 DIMM)
Windows Vista Basic SP1 (32-bit)
8-inch 1600 x 768 glossy LED backlit display
64GB Solid State Drive
Intel GMA 500 Integrated Graphics
802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
3G WWAN Verizon card
SD/SDHC Media card reader
Memeory Stick card reader
Sony "Motion Eye" webcam
4-Cell Li-ion battery (6-cell extended life battery also available)
Size: 9.65" x 4.72" x 0.78"
Weight: 1lb 4.8oz (with 4-cell battery), 1lb 12oz (with 4-cell battery and AC adapter), 1lb 8.8oz (with 6-cell battery)
Starting price: $899.99
Price as configured: $1,199.99