Sony Vaio P Series Pocket Style PC – small, but more substantial than your average netbook

Netbook sales are predicted to increase by up to 300 percent this year and Sony is looking to snare some of the action with its Vaio P Series Pocket Style PC. Offering instant email and net access in a notebook the size of a business envelope and weighing just 594 grams with flash memory (around 20 grams more with hard disk drive), the ultra-portable offers an 8 inch 1600 x 768, LED backlit widescreen display that allows two full web pages to be viewed side by side. There’s also an extended version of a QWERTY keyboard to help minimise the typing errors typical to smaller form factors.

Two models will be released by mid-2009, and with the ability browse several web pages at once, play HD video and watch stutter-free YouTube video the unit with the faster processor is the one to get. Don’t expect characteristic sub-$500 Netbook pricing though; these teeny high-spec notebooks will set you back between $1,500 and $2,500.

Sony Vaio P Series Pocket Style PC