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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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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