LAS VEGAS: Japanese electronics giant Sony debuted a powerful, fashionable notebook computer small enough to fit in a purse or suit jacket.
The Vaio P Series “lifestyle” personal computer is the size of a standard business envelope for mail and weighs a mere 1.4 pounds.
"It easily fits in a purse and I know for a fact it fits in a jacket pocket," Stan Glasgow, head of Sony's operations in the United States, said as he unveiled a garnet-coloured P Series Vaio in Las Vegas on the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show. "Aside from its design, it is a serious piece of technology."
The mini-notebook has built-in Bluetooth and wireless Internet connection hardware along with global positioning satellite (GPS) technology.
"You can be connected where ever there is a cell phone signal," Glasgow said.
The stylishly small Vaio has a high-resolution 8-inch LCD screen. It is priced at $900 and will be available in stores late this month, according to Sony.