Selvom Sony først frigiver deres mininote, Sony Vaio P, i næste måned, så har de alligevel været så flinke, at de har sendt et eksemplar til Akihabara News, der har testet den.
Anmelderen er imponeret over designet og roser tastaturet højt, men så stopper roserne også. For maskinen er sløv, hvilket især tilskrives den Windows Vista, der er installeret på maskinen:
Han skriver bl.a.:
Imagine from the moment you turned ON the P to the moment you will see Vista’s desktop you will need around 1.01 to 1.02 minutes… But hold a second here, being capable to see Vista’s desktop doesn’t mean that you will be capable to use your Netbook… Oh no far from it! Actually you will have to wait at least 1 more minutes to be capable to surf the web or even to start using correctly your device (This will depends of how you installed Vista)… And to make things worst I extrapolate that once you installed Office, as well as any other soft and start to use Vista’s Widget bar you will have to add at least 15 to 20 second more before being capable to get the full potential of your P and stopping seeing the HDD Led flashing like crazy… Basically I reckon that you will need around 3.20 minutes once you turned up your P to be able to get its full potential or at least being capable to surf the Internet and have everything from McAfee, Bluetooth and Sony’s mouse software fully loaded.
Konklusionen er mindst lige så hård:
To summarize, the Vaio P is indeed a real design wonder with a great screen and wonderful keyboard… But if you really want to get the most of your P you’d better be ready to spend a lot of money for the SSD and 1.86GHz CPU version. I am sad, no, in fact frustrated here, Sony had really a very promising device here with the P, they could have sell a lot of this P even with a 1.3GHz if at least they opted for Windows XP, the Intel 945G chipset and 5400 rpm HDD, like you may find on nowadays average Netbook.