Multiple reviews of the Sony U750P

16 Comments

There is a rash of Sony Vaio U750P reviews that have been published the last few days.  The reviews can be found on Black Halo Inc, Notebook Review, and BargainPDA.  Oh wait, it’s the exact same review on all three sites.  Looks like the reviewer really gets around.  Never mind.  Too bad he didn’t like the U since the review is appearing everywhere.

16 Comments

Allan

The CKU1 case works great on a plane with the U – been using it since September

Vidge

Louie – I’m not trashing your work. As a matter of fact, your review is well written. However, you never said in your review that this device was not for everybody. Had you said that, I wouldn’t have a problem with the review at all.

Terri

Tam: re LocationFree TV stand: were you trying it on a hard flat surface? As I said, we own one and I’ve never had any trouble with it staying standing. I will grant that the stand looks and feels flimsy – and perhaps it will fail with time, but ours has had no issues.

Since I would primarily use this for working with the U750P at a desk (hard, flat surface) I think it would be handy. Even if it needed to be made out of a stronger material (if longevity is an issue) it still seems like better than no stand.

I wouldn’t trust it for use in an airplane because the vibration and occassional turbulence bumps might cause it to tip over. You’d really need a design with a more conventional support (and grippy feet) for that usage.

Tam

I played with the Sony LocationFree TV in a SonyStyle retail store. The stand on the bottom is very flimsy, didn’t do a good job keeping the TV standing. But, it wouldn’t be bad if my U70 has it built-in. By the way JK, from your mobile desktop with the U70+Billionton CF+Stowaway BT Keyboar+BT mouse. I bought the Billionton BT CF and Stowaway BT keyboard(it works great with both my U70 and DELL X50v PPC), I am thinking about getting the new ThinkOutside BT mouse. It was a great article. My wife very impressed when I showed her my setup last night.

jk

It is a cool stand. Is there room on the bottom of the U for a stand like that? It would sure be easy to use that way.

Terri

I have a short review of Sony’s LocationFree TV at: http://kytiri.blogs.com/

I show some pictures of their integrated stand for that item (similar form factor to the U750P); it takes up almost no space externally and functions well on a hard flat surface. I wish they’d put that on the U.

jk

Pocket PCs in general are in a state of malaise IMO. I haven’t seen a single innovation since Toshiba introduced VGA even before the OS would support it. That’s why I’m excited about the Sharp c3000- convertible in a PDA. You should like that since you’re a convertible Tableteer.

Louie Tran

Ooh… favorite mobile device? Good question. I actually like a lot of things right now. I think I’ll list!

The Toshiba M205 Tablet PC is probably the best laptop in its class. 1.5Ghz Centrino, 512MB RAM, 60GB hard drive and GeForce FX 5200. That thing is a powerhouse and I don’t think any Tablet can top it. I also like the Vaio T150, that thing is badass considering the weight, features, and style.

As for cellphones, it’s a three way tie between the Sony Ericsson P910 for it’s compact size and functionality, the Treo 650 for the support of Palm software and light weight, and then the iMate PDA2k for the power of the Pocket PC and graphics quality.

And finally for the “Pure PDA” catagory, I would have to say the HP IPAQ 4155 because it’s quite possibly the most well thought out PDA HP has ever made. Extremely compact and lightweight and has everything including WiFi and Bluetooth. It’s a pity that HP didn’t continue this form factor trend because in my opinion, their new line of PDAs look hideous and they are bricks. They could’ve improved the IPAQ 4155 by releasing one with more memory and Pocket PC 2003SE.

jk

Thanks Louie. One question if I might- what is your current favorite mobile device?

Louie Tran

Oh I know you didn’t mean any negativity. I’m talking about Vidge saying it’s a shame that my work is everywhere or maybe I am misinterprating that post. Oh well, doesn’t matter. To each his/her own.

Also, I do visit your site on a regular basis. Probably one of the best tech blogs out there and it’s definitely a site to aspire to.

jk

Louie, I haven’t said anything negative about your review- I’m glad everyone is different. I do think that calling a lack of a stand a design flaw is a little misleading. After all it is meant to be used in the hand and as others have posted on other forums the $40 case that’s available has an integrated stand. But what is a design flaw to one person is a good feature to another. I do think the U shines on the road and my opinion is much different than yours.

I posted about the multiple sites running your review because my readers can now avoid running from site to site to read the “new” review. That’s all.

Louie Tran

Oh yeah Notebook Review and Bargain PDA are run by the same people. And Got Next is an affiliate of black halo inc just for some trivial knowledge ;)

Louie Tran

Damn, you guys act as if I’m spreading the plague. If one person doesn’t like it, doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. As I have said before, it’s not for everybody. If you like it, then that’s great. If not then oh well. Oh yeah, it also appears in http://www.got-next.com

That’s the beauty of freelance and affiliations.

Vidge

What a shame that one person’s (mostly negative) opinion appears in so many places on the web.

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