Saturday, July 25, 2009

Start to VAIO P Life | P91HS

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.

Sony Vaio scaled with Sony VAIO FE53
First, I need a notebook to type things. This could be MS office documents, notepad things, javascripts, or even server side scripts like PHP/ASP where afterwards be uploaded in a remote server. I need this net book to be portable, without making my shoulders uneven after months of carrying it everyday. I also need to move around to gather digital materials, like pictures or videos. I'm thinking if I can install some low resources image manipulation software, but I'll save that for last.

VAIO P91HS scaled with 10,000 yen
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.

P91HS Vaio scaled with a book

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?


  1. I just got mine, but I dont find how to get most of my P, no special software, no dedicate webpages, no games with gyroscope...

  2. hi!

    first of all, how do you use your VAIO P?

    are you a developer, who needs good specs notebook, but require mobility?

    are you a gamer, who wants stunning graphics game, but doesn't want to be sitting on the same location?

    are you PC user who frequents starbucks, but need to access PC anywhere.

    sky is the limit. :)