Sony Unveils World's Lightest 8-inch Notebook

       Full-Featured VAIO PC Fuses Style, Mobility and Connectivity for
                         Anytime, Anywhere Computing

    LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /CNW/ - (CES Booth No. 14200) - Sony today took the
wraps off the world's lightest 8-inch notebook - the new VAIO(R) P Series
Pocket Style PC.
    About the size of a business envelope and roughly as thin as a cell
phone, the VAIO P Series weighs just 1.4 pounds and is small enough to slip
into a jacket pocket or handbag while integrating full-PC features.
    The model incorporates a high-resolution, 1600 x 768, LED backlit 8-inch
ultra-wide display (diagonal), making it easy to view everything from entire
spreadsheets to full web pages - no side-to-side scrolling necessary. It also
incorporates Sony's XBRITE(TM) LCD technology, producing images in brilliant
detail for razor-sharp viewing on-the-go.
    Stylish enough to take anywhere, the unit is available in an array of
eye-catching colours, including garnet red, emerald green, onyx black, and
crystal white. Matching carrying cases and Bluetooth(R) colour-coordinated
mice are available to complete the look.
    "The VAIO P Series is your portal to the world, delivering entertainment
and computing in a head-turning device that's small enough to put in your
pocket," said Puneet Jain, Director of VAIO Product Marketing at Sony of
Canada Ltd. "Designed for the fashionista in all of us, it's the ideal
    Engineered to provide the feel of a larger notebook, the VAIO Pocket
Style PC provides a convenient typing experience by extending the keyboard to
the perimeters of the chassis maximizing the typing area. The spacing between
keys has also been engineered to help reduce typing mistakes; making it
perfect for long fingernails.
    The notebook incorporates built-in 802.11n wi-fi and Bluetooth
technologies. Users can toggle among various wireless options for the most
efficient connection - wi-fi for working at a coffee shop or Bluetooth for
    The unit features up to four hours of battery life with the included
standard capacity battery and eight hours with the large capacity battery
(sold separate).
    The unit also has an instant-mode option that launches directly into
Sony's Xross Media Bar(TM) interface, so you can rapidly access music, video,
photos and the Web. A built-in webcam lets you video chat with family, friends
and colleagues. A third-party service is required.
    The PC comes with the Windows Vista(R) operating system, supporting
office applications and all the software programs routinely found in full-size
notebooks. A windows arrangement utility has been added to easily organize all
open documents or websites with one touch, positioning them neatly along side
each other on a single screen.
    The VAIO P Series Pocket Style PC will retail for about $1,000. It will
be available for pre-orders later this month online at It
will also be sold at Sony Style(R) stores starting later this month.

    About Sony of Canada Ltd.

    Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
Sony Corporation, of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in High Definition. Sony
provides end-to-end solutions through products that include the market-leading
Blu-ray Disc(TM) players, BRAVIA(R) televisions, Cyber-shot(R) digital
cameras, Handycam(R) Camcorders, VAIO(R) computers, broadcast cameras, IPELA
security cameras and video conferencing and many more products that deliver
the true entertainment experience.
    Sony is one of the most comprehensive entertainment companies in the
world with a portfolio that includes electronics, music, movies, games and
online businesses.
    With headquarters in Toronto, sales offices in Vancouver and Montreal and
distribution centres in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Whitby, Ontario,
approximately 1,200 employees support a network of more than 500 authorized
dealers and 81 Sony Style retail locations across Canada.
    Sony Canada is proud to support the communities in which it operates
through corporate sponsorships of organizations that include the
Make-A-Wish(R) Canada, the United Way of Canada and Earth Day Canada.

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For further information:

For further information: Candice Hayman, Sony Canada Public Relations,
(416) 718-5048,

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