I've been all over the Sony Vaio P since its unveiling at CES this year. It's hot, but I do have my qualms. First off is the price. I know Sony's been telling us not to call it a netbook, but seriously after taking in the size, weight, and specs, the resemblance is there. Why its price starts at hundreds more than other ultra portables in its class is beyond me. So when Sony rolled out a $200 rebate on the Vaio P series notebook yesterday, I admit I was a bit surprised.
Yup, Sony is already slashing the price of the Vaio P, and it hasn't even hit the shelves yet! But as you may have thought, there is a catch: the rebate is given exclusively through Verizon when you sign up for a two year mobile-broadband subscription, you know, since that is the only network you can get your speedy 3G access from. This rebate will most likely cover (or partially cover) the cost of your broadband subscription through Verizon.