For folks in the the UK, Northern Ireland, the Netherlands or Spain, those who purchase promotional Magnum ice creams, can enter a competition, whereby the prize is a Sony VAIO P laptop in gold. The company will be giving away one VAIO P every day until the end of June. From July until August, the company will still have VAIO P laptops up for grabs but, reduced to one winner a week. It’s unknown whether the VAIO P is the old model, or the newest version, as the actual Magnum website, along with the ice cream packaging doesn’t state it’s the VAIO P, let alone what specs it has. Each promotional Magnum ice cream has a code on the stick, which can be entered into the Magnum website.

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Sony has once again pushed the bar for design and innovation with the launch of the Crocodile skin Vaio P– a black crocodile skin textured lifestyle PC.

This Crocodile skin VAIO P is for now, is an exclusive in Japan. It can be customized to include hardware such as the Atom Z560 with Intel US15X Chipset, 256GB SSD, and the optional 12.5 hour extended battery. It also comes with the one touch resolution button, GPS with compass, instant-on web browser and lots more.

There is also a built-in gyroscope, also known as an accelerometer that can detect the direction you are holding the notebook and change screen orientation making it easy to read long lines of text on the 8 inch (1600×768) screen. Other notable features include 2 USB ports, Bluetooth and the fantastic Windows 7.It also has compatibility with Remote Play so you can view video or play games from your PS3 at home.

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The fashionable, world’s lightest 8″ notebook, 1.4-pound VAIO P Series Lifestyle PC is set to see an up-lift for itself this June when Sony will release more bolder and vibrant colors. They are to be made available in classic black, hot pink, neon green, icy white and electric orange colors.

The release will also come with a wide array of built-in one-touch button features. You may access the web now without even having to boot through the Operating system instantly by just pushing the “Quick Web Access” button.

You can also adjust the resolution of your screen and tune up your PC with just one click. The price stands at around $800 a piece.

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Sony’s ultra-mobile P series is set to be the first Vaio to support Remote Play. The small Vaio P, measuring 9.6 x 0.78 x 4.7 inches, is set for a May 22 Japanese release and will come in five colors ranging from orange to black.

The Sony Vaio P brags of a 1600×768 pixel resolution, eight-inch, ultra-wide LED display and has an 83-key Qwerty-keyboard. Basic specifications are a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor and Intel graphics media accelerator. It comes loaded with a multimedia memory card reader and SD memory card slot, two USB 2.0 ports, camera and microphone. Also on board is a solid state drive with up to 256GB of memory and 2GB of DDR2 SDRAM.

The Sony Vaio P comes with  built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) , Wi-Max and Bluetooth. The new device also features a digital compass which can be used for navigation and geo-location purposes.

The standard 2500 mAh lithium ion battery which comes with the device is expected to last 3.5 hours on full charge. However, buyers also have the option of ordering an extended battery pack that is capable of delivering up to 7 hours of operation off a single charge.

The ultraportable PC is expected to cost  around ¥100,000 (US$1,080).

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When Sony released the VAIO P, there was much uproar about the price. While Sony didn’t classify the VAIO Pocketable as a netbook, most users around the blogosphere did based on it’s form factor. Featuring an 8 inch display, Intel Atom Z520 CPU and a 60GB hard drive, it certainly fell into netbook territory but, the 2GB of RAM, Vista as the operating system and high price, set it apart. While it’s still not in netbook territory price wise, Argos are selling the VAIO P for £499.99 instead of £849.99, saving a massive £350. The offer is an online exclusive but, applies to all color models. It’s available in black, white, red or green.

If you’re interested in either the white or green model though, Amazon also have the VAIO P listed. In white or green you can save even more, as they are listed at £469.99. The black model on the other hand, through Amazon is twice as much as Argos, retailing at £999.99.

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