The ultra-small Sony Vaio P has arrived.
Here is the box prior to opening.
As with many PCs, the top part of the box contains the instructions, warranty and other documentation.
Here is the netbook after I removed it from the box, but before installing the battery (which is sitting just behind the Vaio). The battery is very thin.
The Vaio P is here next to the AC adapter and a pencil and scissors for scale.
Here it is open, again with a pencil and scissors for sense of scale.
The Vaio P ships with a dongle for VGA and Ethernet connections. I guess that's part of how you get the size down. It has built-in ports for USB (x2), SD card, Memory Stick, and headphones (mini-plug).
If you are familiar with the new iMac wireless keyboard you will know it is very small and thin. Here it is next to the Vaio P. You can see that the Vaio P keys are not full sized and thus the keyboard is a little narrower than normal -- standard netbook practice. I'll report on how it works in another post.
The Vaio P is thin, as well.
Here is the Vaio P next to the Acer Aspire netbook. As you can see the Sony is quite a bit smaller.
The Vaio P is also thinner than the Acer (a typical netbook). Remember that the Acer is a lot smaller than a standard notebook, as show in Tom's unboxing of the Acer next to a 15" MacBook Pro:
Here, BTW, is my blog on the Acer Aspire with 3G WWAN: