You might recognize the Sony VAIO netbook P-series from our formal review last year or your local cafe, touted by your usual anti-iPad computer owner ("Hey, I can do Flash games - booyah!"). But unlike the iPad, it's harder to justify the incorporation of accelerometers into their latest release - mainly due to the hardware keyboard. Or perhaps they may have some secret plan to use it in ways we've never even thought about...
Nope, we still don't get it. What is this model playing? A screensaver game?
Well, in actuality (and we're sure most of you might've already guessed), the accelerometer was incorporated to allow for a vertical viewing on the 8-inch screen to help with reading e-books. And... that's about all we can think of. e-Books and Unplggd. Done.
What is sort of cool is the option to tilt to the left/right for navigation when browsing through web pages. And for those who are constantly on the move, the GPS and 3G connectivity doesn't sound too bad either.
Although, to be completely honest, we're just digging this bright orange color more than anything. Plus, it matches our sexy Lacie Rugged portable hard drives so well!
Expect these to become available within the next few weeks. Prices start at $799 for the 1.6GHz Atom Z530 model.