Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Not Another UMPC - Sony Vaio UX Micro PC

Isn't it lovely? That is Sony's newest device that would give some tough competition to Microsoft's Ultra Mobile PC.

Sony's new baby does have a hardware keyboard, and is powered by a full on Core Solo processor. It runs WinXP Pro and includes advanced features such as Bluetooth, WiFi, WWAN, and a fingerprint reader. Now that's way way cool.

Wait, Engadget tells us more about this sleek gadget:

Along with the front camera for video conferencing, there is a camera in the rear for snapping pics, and the UX also can plug into a VGA adapter for powering an external monitor. The 4.5-inch screen is capable of a 800 x 600 resolution and accepts stylus input. We're not sure if the UX has another pointer device, but the unit can be docked to allow for desktop use, including VGA, Ethernet, IEEE-1394, three USB 2.0 ports and AV out, so you can use a regular mouse in those situations. We wish Sony would mention their battery life predictions for this mini beast, but they did let us know that the UX will be out in July for around $1800.

Pricey, but very very nice.