It is no secret that Sony’s laptops usually have a higher price than their competition. Even when the specifications are same, Sony’s notebooks and netbooks will out-price any other notebook / netbook available in the market. Perhaps it is because they consider themselves to be ahead of the technology curve and want to convince others of it as well. With their latest upgrade to their P Series netbook, it is becoming hard to not agree with them.
P Series is Sony’s netbooks series. The standard features are all there: small screen, Atom processor, and functional enough for everyday computer tasks. Now Sony has upgraded the P Series netbook with two new things:
1. First, the P Series is going to get a new sort of touchpad – an optical one. The right side of the LCD bezel will include a space for the mouse pointer’s navigation and the left side will include the right / left mouse buttons. This means that simply by holding the screen and using their thumbs, users will easily navigate and use the mouse pointer.
2. The next addition is an accelerometer. Including an accelerometer in a netbook makes perfect sense. Because of the screen’s small size (8 inches), the length to width ratio of some windows does not fit properly. The accelerometer will then come into play: we can tilt the screen to its side and the display will adjust accordingly – just like in most smartphones.
Although these two upgrades are surely a wonderful addition to a netbook, the starting price for P Series netbooks is still too high: $799!
Still though, good luck to Sony with their P Series.