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Thin is in. And the whole world knows that – including Sony. This Sony VAIO UX Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) can be yours for approximately 100,000 rupees. Packed inside a slim 150.2mm X 95mm X 32.2mm body, are a 1.2GHz Intel Core Solo processor, 512 MB of DDR2 memory, a 30GB hard drive, and an Intel GMA 950 graphics accelerator. Wow! And how much does this package weigh? All of 517 grams! It even runs Windows XP!
Viewing is done on a crisp and clear 4.5″ wide SVGA LCD touch screen that maxes out at 1024 x 600. There are two cameras on board: a 0.3MP one at the front for video conferencing and a 1.3MP one at the rear for taking pictures – definitely not state of the art, especially for Sony. Connectivity options include 802.11 a/b/g, Bluetooth, and Wireless WAN. The unit ships with a dock on which you can find USB, VGA, and LAN connectors. Battery life for the UX is estimated at over 3 hours.
While the UX is certainly a worthy device, I would prefer to wait for a few more months to see what improvements/upgrades Sony will pitch in, before investing in one.
Product website: Sony VAIO UX Series
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