I just pre-ordered and received my VAIO Type P. I know, it lacks processing power and if it is raw processing power I wanted, I would go for desktop computer. I took Sony Vaio Type P because all I wanted in a netbook (or maybe not, as Sony said) is in there.
And here it is. The Sony VAIO Type P. I have the P91HS model, 256GB SSD HD, 2.0Ghz, 2.0GB RAM. You can start normal windows and the so called instant mode, crossbar menu resembling that of PSP/PS3. I hope we can customize the environment too like in PSP. Anyway, this is the feature I've been looking for notebooks for a long time, and maybe in computer. I don't know if this case is the same for some people, but I always find myself in a hurry just to check some e-mails or website then just shutdown the computer. I think I'll find myself using the crossbar mode frequently.
And how was it? In Akihabara, they say that when you take the large battery, it can last up to 9 hours. That's why I took the large battery. It is quite bulky, but I don't mind. It doesn't weigh that much anyway. But, when I tried using this, I started sitting at Starbucks at 6pm and when I left at 9pm, the battery is drained. All I do is surf the internet, and no youtube too because I don't have the flash player yet. So I'm thinking, maybe this 9 hours campaign is that, if you just browse on the crossbar mode. And another thing to note. If you would use a data stick, like I do (e-mobile), that thing doesn't work in CrossBar mode. You can connect to LAN/WLAN but if it is a USB device that relies on a windows installer, that thing is useless in Crossbar mode.
I'm also planning to exorcise this netbook sometime. I just installed Windows 7, and I'll post all the resources I've find on the net as well as the errors that I've encountered that they don't suffered (maybe I'm cursed).
I also tried to compare the loading time of Vista and Windows 7. This is great because I just installed Vista and Windows 7, both fresh. And you know the difference? Windows 7 is just ahead by few seconds, maybe 7 or 6, but never get past 10 seconds. I also encountered some lagging and the screen in Windows 7 sometimes don't refresh, and CrossBar Instant Mode is not an exception to this. I'll post some videos too for follow up. So, I think a properly configured Vista machine can match Windows 7 machine, provided they have same hardware specs. Plus , Vista have readyboost.
How about you? Will you also buy a type P?