In terms of storage, the VPCP11S1E/P comes with a 64GB flash drive. That's not a huge amount of storage, especially once the operating system and pre-installed software have had their way with it. Still, it's probably as much space as you'll need -- this laptop isn't really powerful enough for you to enjoy much video content, and it won't play games.
Sony claims you'll get 3.5 hours of battery life on a full charge, which isn't much for a portable device. We found Sony's claim to be fairly accurate -- the VPCP11S1E/P lasted 3 hours and 25 minutes in Battery Eater's Reader test, which simulates light usage. On quick excursions, the VPCP11S1E/P will cope just fine, but don't expect any mammoth computing sessions away from the precious, precious charging cable.
All the Sony Vaio's VPCP11S1E/P's new features are welcome. We wish its battery life were slightly longer, but our main complaint is the price. It might be slightly cheaper than its predecessor, but splashing out £800 for the basic model would be an odd decision when more powerful netbooks are available for less.
In terms of sheer portability, the VPCP11S1E/P has few rivals, but whether you can stomach its massive price tag and usability niggles is something to think long and hard about. If you're willing to spend that amount of money, also consider the Nokia Booklet 3G, a fantastic and stylish netbook that costs about £100 less.
Edited by Charles Kloet