At the 2009 CES, Sony made big news with the debut of its Vaio Lifestyle VGN-P500 laptop. This extremely small notebook offers an 8-inch LCD display and uses an Intel processor running at 1.33GHz. It also offers 2GB of main memory and an option for a solid-state drive. Pricing for the 1.4-pound notebook starts at about $899.
The HP Mini 2140 is a type of mininotebook that Hewlett-Packard believes will appeal to more business users than will a typical netbook. The Mini 2140 uses an Intel Atom processor and offers more robust configurations compared with HP’s other mininotebooks and netbooks.