Smartphone meets netbook with the Smartbook from Sony Ericsson. The company is said to be working on a device which is larger than their current smartphones, such as the Xperia X1 and upcoming Xperia handsets, which will also allow the machine to function more like a laptop. The smartbook won’t actually feature laptop like features and is will contain less specs than a standard netbook, which many consumers use on the go. Size wise, it’s likely to be around the same size as the Sony Vaio P.
Posted by Bic on Jun 28, 2009 in News, Sony Laptops | 0 comments
Remember the decorated Vaio T designed by Japanese artist Hayashi? Well how about an official decorated notebook from Sony themselves. Over at SonyStyle US a range of new notebooks have been added, dubbed the Signature Collection. The Signature Collection adds a stylish look to various Vaio laptops ranging from the pocketable but not a netbook Vaio P to the Vaio CS range.
As the name suggests, the laptops are part of a collection and therefore limited in quantity. The Vaio TT in electric blue and Carbon Fibre Z are down to 120 left, where as the Vaio P in glossy black and a few other models, still have 1000 left.
Yes you read that right, “the netbook but not a netbook” Vaio P from Sony has been hacked to run the Mac OS. Well, kinda. The drivers for the video chip weren’t great in it’s original Windows OS, but InsanelyMac forum members, ryuu123 and maccosmo have solved the problem and posted how they did it. 3D games and apps however can’t be run because of missing drivers. The WiFi, GPS, 3G and Ethernet also don’t work, so currently getting online isn’t an easy task. So while the Vaio P can run OS X, it needs a lot more tweaking before it can be used as an every day operating system. Despite that though, it’s still said to be better and faster than Vista on the machine.