God do I wish apple would make a Sony Vaio P-90 equivalent for the mac!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jjahshik32, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I just looked at the videos of the sony vaio p90 and man this thing looks freakin sweet. From its resolution led screen down to a full usable keyboard and its size that fits in your pockets with an SSD drive option...

    God I want one but I wish Apple would make something like this and ditch the macbook air altogether.

    C'mon apple pretty please!!!


  2. HLdan macrumors 603


    Aug 22, 2007
    Um, speak for yourself. I happened to have just bought a Macbook Air and would much prefer it to that tiny screened and cramped keyboard Sony, it's not even in the same class with the Air.
  3. gjw4u macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    What no trackpad for Multi-Touch gestures? Who would want to put up with one of those IBM pointer nobs again?
  4. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    Of course you would say that you own it!

    Anyway, I had the first generation mba so I know exactly what to expect from it and while it is quite good I've also owned the sony vaio tz series and imho (the best ultraportable I've ever owned and even a much better screen on the tz than the mba or the mbps!)

    I ran hackint0sh on the vaio tz but it just wasnt authentic enough so I sold it away. Anyway, I love the mba but it just isnt the ultraportable as it may be compared to that new sony vaio P series.

    The resolution is right on, the wifi n is there, gps, 3g.. man I just want apple to make something similar to this device in size with the screen resolution.

    To me the mba dimension wise is still a macbook just squashed and pretty much the new macbook is a much better buy in price/comparison wise now since the macbooks have the unibody too with led screens and not to mention user replaceable SATA HDD/SSD.

    Thats where I'd also love to chime in with the sony vaio P series that it uses regular SATA connectors even for something so small.

    Maybe I jumped to the conclusion a little too fast and I would like to reword by saying, keep the mba's line just give me what the sony vaio P equivalent in mac form!
  5. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I would gladly sacrifice the multitouch pad if Apple can bring a ultraportable notebook of that size and specs. I've used an hp tablet pc's nob before and while it is hp (probably not even close to a thinkpad's quality) you get used to it and once you got used to it, it was perfectly fine.

    Hmm better yet make the new equivalent mac to the sony vaio p series + a slide out from bottom multitouch trackpad!
  6. Ramashalanka macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2008
    Lanka Ravi Shanka
    OK, I don't own a Macbook air, but I'd much rather have it than the Sony form-factor, it's not even in the same class :)
  7. mhnajjar macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2008
    The Vaio TT is the one that should be compared to the MBA in terms of size lol, but it beats it making it comparable to this Netbook lol :D

    Sorry Apple fanboys, but Apple should increase the specs of the Air.
  8. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I love apple products to death and once in a while I am called the apple fan boy. But seriously this sony vaio p90 just blows the mba out of the water! In terms of spec, size and pricing. Only if it ran OSX.

    The mba is just not necessary now that the new macbook unibody is released. I wouldnt be surprised if the mba altogether disappears like the cube once its netbook hits the market or something equivalent to the sony vaio p90.

    And I have a strong and a very very confident feeling that once Apple releases its netbook format of an 8" screen with a dedicated sata SSD driven awesomeness priced at around $1200-$1400, most of you mba lovers will probably dump your mba on ebay and scoop one of the apple netbooks up and get on the mac netbook threads and rave about them.

    And seriously I feel like I'm being attacked in my own home/turf!! Good lord apple zealots sometimes I feel ashamed to be one of you!! All I want to do while you guys are crowding me, ready to stone me to death is put out my arms and yell out, WAIT!! I'M ONE OF YOU!!

    But seriously, just because I love Apple products doesnt mean I cant awe about some other hardwares. I've always thought and still do think that Sony makes the best ultraportables on the market.. just that I wish the damned thing ran OSX.
  9. Srai-W macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2008
    I was just looking on the Sony website at this. I like it too. Not sure I think the Air should be gone, but I think that :apple: could do something like this, only better because they can. Slightly bigger screen is my preference, but yeah, I love the weight of this thing - it is only like 600grams or something!!!! That's like less than half that of the Air. The thing to me is that they are not really in the same league - the Air is if you want a full size screen (well, you know what I mean) but more portability than a standard laptop... This and other netbooks are if you want to be able to do basic tasks with ultimate portability. Well, we can keep dreaming though!!! :rolleyes:
  10. jjahshik32 thread starter macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I dont know what to really think about the vaio p90.. its like a cross breed of a netbook/ultraportable.

    But thats something I really want that ran OSX thats all. It would be really nice if the Nehalem Mac Pros release the same time as the 10" screen (to make ya happy) mac netbooks. I'd dump my 2.53ghz macbook pro on ebay and just keep my 24" LED ACD and pick up the nehalem mac pro + 10" netbook hehe.
  11. Srai-W macrumors regular

    Oct 10, 2008
    That's the thing. It's note like a normal netbook, but on the other side it isn't a full laptop. I love the screen resolution, but yeah at 10" would be absolutely perfect. I would use it as a portable mac Mini and connect it to the 22" LCD I currently have. That would then be the best of both worlds (I know with less power than a Mini, but I don't really play a whole lot of games). 64gb would be enough for me and that could keep the price down a bit (haha... what am I thinking???). :)
  12. warlun macrumors member

    Jul 16, 2008
    Hong Kong
    Just messed arond with one in the sonystyle shop in HK.
    I am thoroughly unimpressed:
    -the nub is a pain to use, super finicky (waaaay too sensitve, and will get a while getting used to)
    - the screen eally is too small (the zoom button is sloooow to render)
    - built like a toy, not worth the $999 at all
    - vista is like a snail
    - battery life too short
    I would really save the money and wait for something better.
    Overall I will give it 2/10 (2 points for the wow factor)

    I was heavily anticipating this product, but walked away happy after 10mins knowing I saved $999.
  13. kastenbrust macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2008
    North Korea
    Theres already been threads on this, if you want such a device running an Atom processor and not even full size keyboard get an ipod touch or iAtkos one of those sony abominations.
  14. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    You just insulted the greatest engineered pointing device, possibly since the conception of the mouse.
  15. Tosser macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Indeed. In fact, I prefer the nub to any trackpad, and only if neither of those are available I hesitantly use a mouse (or a big rollerball if that is an option).
  16. macbookproFTW! macrumors newbie

    Apr 16, 2008
  17. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    Don't worry, I'm sure now that Sony has done it that Apple too will launch an over priced under powered device with no market.
    And before you say it's powerful, reviews state it runs Vista, slowly, and the base model has a slower CPU then the Acer Aspire One base model does, yet costs over double. Nice device, looks sexy, WWWWWWWAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY over priced, one for people with far more money then sense.
  18. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    I don't really see why everyone doesn't like the form factor; I personally think this Vaio looks freakin' sexy. The instant-on stuff it has as a netbook is awesome too.
  19. zer0tails macrumors 65816


    Mar 23, 2008
    personal opinion but I think it looks ugly. Too wide and looks like a clutch :p good screen res though
  20. macrem macrumors 65816


    Mar 11, 2008
    What size are your pockets :confused:

    I think its too big for pockets and too small to be usable. I agree with HLdan, it cannot be compared to the Air.
  21. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Just so you know, thats NOT a full sized keyboard.

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