Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sony Mini Laptop/Palmtop/Whatever you call it -- VAIO® UX Micro PC

Sony used to have a very attractive line of PDA-devices, which they discontinued along with many other manufacturers. Smartphones have largely replaced the need for these little computer wannabes. VAIO® UX Micro PC has some remnants of the old Sony design. The big difference: this little laptop/palmtop device actually runs Windows Vista! Here are the specs:

lightning-fast, full-functioning PC that fits in your pocket, this astoundingly compact device puts world-class computing in the palm of your hand. Featuring a cutting-edge, 48GB Solid State Drive and three to seven hours of battery life with a large capacity battery, the VAIO® UX Premium Micro PC is small enough to fit in your pocket and powerful enough to tackle the most complicated tasks. An Intel® Core™ 2 Solo ULV processor and a Windows Vista® Business operating system make the VAIO® UX a perfect fit in today's mobile computing landscape where power and portability are essential. And with advanced wireless technologies to keep you connected and a bundled Bluetooth® GPS receiver to keep you on course when traveling, you?ll be able go farther and do more than you could imagine.

Full-sized PC performance

Intel® Core™ 2 Solo Processor14 U2200 Ultra Low Voltage (1.2GHz1) Genuine Windows Vista® Business16 operating system The VAIO® UX Premium takes Micro PC modernization to a new level by utilizing a 48GB2 Solid State Drive (SSD) in place of the typical spinning hard disk drive found in most PCs. AT&T national wireless EDGE network13 to extend your wireless coverage beyond LAN access networks and hotspots3

Now, the question is: Why couldn't this mini laptop also be a phone?