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Tuesday May 16, 2006 11:15 pm

Sony Unleashes The VAIO UX Micro PC


Sony VAIO UX Micro Closed

Although I still believe that UMPC devices will remain a niche market, similar to that of the Tablet PC, they do have potential.  One of the biggest drawbacks to them is the lack of a physical keyboard and that’s where Sony’s newest variation of their U Series VAIO, the UX Micro PC, has a leg up on the competition.  Naturally, Sony is eschewing the whole UMPC moniker and continuing to do their own thing, but the UX Micro doesn’t lack for features because of that.  Crammed into its tiny enclosure (150.2 x 95 x 38.2mm closed) is a 4.5” XBrite touchscreen LCD with a 1024x600 resolution, an Intel Core Solo ULV processor running at 1.06GHz, an itty-bitty keyboard, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE, USB 2.0, a MemoryStick Duo slot, a CompactFlash slot, a folding antenna,

two

cameras and a biometric fingerprint sensor.  If that’s not enough, a docking station is included that tacks on three more USB ports, FireWire, Ethernet, VGA output, and an A/V port.  There’s got to be a kitchen sink in there somewhere.

It all comes at a price though, and a painful one at that - $1,800 USD when it becomes available in July.

Sony VAIO UX Micro Open


Read More | Sony via Engadget


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Comments:

This is a very cool device, but the reason this will stay in a niche market is because it isn’t a phone. We live in a world of Trios and Blackberrys that can do all of these features and of course be used as phones. Most people do not want to carry too many devices around daily, because we simply don’t have enough pockets. I carry a T-mobile SDA and my iPod and that’s about as much as my pockets can stand.


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