Sony Vaio UX Micro PC- it’s official


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.




Kevin C. Tofel

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! ;)


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


“SVGA = 800×600, not 1024×600.”

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

1024 x 600

Kevin C. Tofel

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.

Mickey Segal

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.

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