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Sony has the official press release available and a bunch of videos of the Vaio UX Micro PC in action. previous reports of a 7 inch screen running at 1024 x 600 were totally incorrect as the UX sports a 4.5 XBRITE running at 800 x […]

Sony has the official press release available and a bunch of videos of the Vaio UX Micro PC in action. previous reports of a 7 inch screen running at 1024 x 600 were totally incorrect as the UX sports a 4.5 XBRITE running at 800 x 600. It works on the Cingular EDGE network and also has WiFi and Bluetooth. The slide-out keyboard is backlit making this a real OQO killer.  The official UX website is on Sony Japan.

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-jk

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  1. Mickey Segal Monday, May 15, 2006

    The aspect ratio of the screen is that of 800 x 480 (or about 1024 x 600). I don’t know which they used but it doesn’t look like 800 x 600.

  2. SVGA = 800×600, not 1024×600.

  3. I think I’d rather have a PDA phone and a small laptop for the same $1800.

  4. Kevin C. Tofel Tuesday, May 16, 2006

    You raise a good point Dave since you might be able to tether a 3G-capable phone to a smallish laptop at around the same price. I think it’s a question of how “mobile” and “small” you want your device(s) to be. For me, a 4.5-inch screen isn’t appealing. I had a 4-inch VGA screen on my Toshiba e805 PDA and while I loved it as a PDA, I wouldn’t be as happy with it as an all-day computing device. Get me a Tablet PC with an 8-10-inch screen for about $1500 and I could tether my XV6700 with EVDO at around the same $1800. Hmm; maybe it’s time to take another look at the Fujitsu P1510 after all, although I’d prefer integrated 3G, not tethered.

  5. “SVGA = 800×600, not 1024×600.”

    the new Sony UX isnt SVGA, it’s WSVGA (wide)

    1024 x 600

  6. Can you post a link to the Sony site that states WSVGA? I have seen SVGA on the Sony site in multiple places.

  7. http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/eCS/Store/en/-/USD/SY_BrowseCatalog-Start?CategoryName=cpu_VAIONotebookComputers_UX_Series&Dept=computers

    look for

    4.5″ Wide SVGA LCD

    sometimes manufactures write the word “wide”, for reference check out the Fujitsu site for the P1500 (which u know is 1024 x 600) & you will see the samething “Wide SVGA”

    http://www.computers.us.fujitsu.com/www/products_notebooks.shtml?products/notebooks/tech_specs/p1510_ts

  8. Kevin C. Tofel Tuesday, May 16, 2006

    I think the confusion lies in the Sony Press Release. They stated a “4.5-inch wide SVGA screen”. So it is 4.5-inches wide or is it wide SVGA? It appears based on some resellers that the screen is WSVGA or 1,024×600; I just wish the Sony PR would have said it that way! ;)

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