Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 1st Nov 2016 22:08 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems

Never have I wanted a computer as much as the Sony VAIO P.

Never have I been so wrong.

Sony introduced the VAIO P at CES 2009, the height of the netbook boom, and its stunning design soared high above all competitors racing to the bottom. Look at your laptop; now imagine that the bottom half was nothing but the keyboard, and the top half was dominated by an ultrawide high-resolution screen. That's the VAIO P. It is screamingly beautiful even today.

If I could wave a magic wand and bring just one dead form factor back to life, it would be the small, (almost-)pocket clamshell. I have a Psion Series 3, and its size, shape, and keyboard would, in a modern incarnation running, say, Android, be a great, much more capable alternative to a modern tablet. Sure, you can lug around an unwieldy external Bluetooth keyboard, but I'd much rather have an integrated, clamshell solution.

Too bad nobody else would buy it.

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RE[2]: Comment by smashIt
by REM2000 on Wed 2nd Nov 2016 08:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by smashIt"
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I agree i was going to post the same thing, i would take a 5MX as the keyboard was gorgeous for such a small device.

I dont think you could run EPOC on it anymore, im not sure what i would run, probably have to be Windows to take advantage of the keyboard however without a good pointing device and the screen being pretty small (thus making touch a bit haphazard) im not sure that would work either.

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