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SONY VAIO P Series VGN-P698E/Q Onyx Black Intel Atom Z530(1.60GHz) 8" 2GB Memory 128GB SSD Netbook

  • Intel Atom Z530(1.60GHz)
  • 2GB Memory 128GB SSD
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
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Learn more about the Sony VAIO VGN-P698E/Q

General

Brand
SONY
Series
VAIO P Series
Model
VGN-P698E/Q
Color
Onyx Black

Operating System

OS Provided
Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

CPU Type
Intel Atom
CPU Speed
Z530(1.60GHz)
CPU FSB
533MHz
CPU L2 Cache
512KB

Display

Screen Size
8"
Widescreen Display
Yes
Max Resolution
1600 x 768
Display Feature
LED backlight & XBRITE-ECO Technology

Graphics

Graphics Processor
Intel GMA 500
Video Memory
Shared system memory

Memory

Memory Speed
DDR2 533
Memory
2GB
Max Memory Supported
2GB
Memory Spec
2GB x 1

Solid State Drive

SSD
128GB
SSD Interface
SATA

Dimension & Weight

Dimension
9.7" x 0.8" x 4.8"
Weight
1.4 lbs.

Feature

Feature
Verizon Wireless Mobile Broadband

Netbook Camera

Camera Type
Built-in MOTION EYE camera

Communications

WLAN
Atheros 802.11b/g/n Wireless Network Connection(802.11b/g/n)
Bluetooth
Integrated Stereo A2DP Bluetooth Technology

Expansion / Connectivity

USB
2 x USB 2.0
Audio Ports
1 x Headphone Jack
Other Ports
I/O Port

Audio

Audio
Intel High Definition Audio
Speaker
Built-in speaker

Input Device

Point Stick
Yes
Keyboard
QWERTY, 82 keys with 1.2mm stroke and 16.5mm pitch

Card Reader

Card Reader
One Memory Stick Duo media slot with MagicGate functionality
One Secure Digital (SD memory card) media slot

Battery

Battery
Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPS15/B)
Battery Life
4 hours

Manufacturer Warranty

Labor
1 year limited
Parts
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Sony VAIO VGN-P698E/Q

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  • Daniel L.
  • 12/29/2009 7:58:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsFYI

Pros: 128 GB SSD & smaller than average 8" size.

Cons: Vastly overpriced for perfomance of the machine.
The Intel Z530 processor produces performance on the level of an outdated Intel Penitum 3 or early Intel Celeron or so.
They've installed an underpowered battery, so you're left with 4 hours battery life.

Other Thoughts: The retail price of a 128 GB SSD 1.8" harddrive may have been 1000$ at the time Sony manufactured this.
However, you can find them below 350$ here on this site. Your best bet may be to buy an average 200$ netbook with a 11" and 160GB harddrive screen and install an SSD yourself.
Think 600$ for a netbook with 10 hours of battery life & the 128GB SSD you installed included.
Verizon wireless cards can be found with an USB bus for very affordable rates.
I see no real benefit with purchasing this netbook unless you must have an 8" form.

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  • Keegan C.
  • 12/17/2009 10:08:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsNo, I don't own this product

Pros: Oh, and i forgot to mention the embedded mobile mobile broadband in this netbook. Judging by your thought that this is the same as other netbooks, I will go ahead and explain what that is- it's a broadband card built into the pc so you can get internet with a service provider wherever you go. Do all netbooks have that? Didn't think so.

Cons: You do pay a little for the sony brand name, but they make a high qualilty product

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  • Michael C.
  • 11/27/2009 7:00:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsThe price isn't too ridiculous

Pros: Why does this cost so much when it has the same specs as all the other netbooks?
Because it DOESN'T have exactly the same specs:
Huge diffrence: 128GB SSD
Which in turn makes it 1/2 to 1/3 the weight of a regular notebook.
Higher resolution LED backlight wide screen (although about 2" less than others), plus 2GB ram vs 1GB that comes std on others.
Sony quality.

Cons: Price of course, size may be too small for some.

Other Thoughts: If money is no object, and you wanted a netbook that was as portable as a smartphone but at the very LEAST had twice the power of any spec on a smartphone, this would be it. But very few fortunate people fall into that category.

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  • Chad C.
  • 11/19/2009 1:11:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth the price

Pros: None when you look at the price. Compare this to the other netbooks and you'll see they are the same product for way less.

Cons: overpriced, don't waste your money

Other Thoughts: if it were cheaper I'd think about recommending it to someone.

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