Sony UX-50 trumps UMPCs before they even get going

Ux50_1 A bold statement from Digital Trends, but one that has merit. In fact, they review the Sony UX-50 and give the ultra-portable computer a 9 out of 10, citing only two major cons: pricing and confusion between the U.S, and Japanese models.

The review starts off strong with comments like this: "The Sony VAIO UX50 trumps the Microsoft Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) initiative before it even gets off the ground. Not content to just run with the crowd, Sony reminds us all that they were doing UMPC since before UMPC was even an acronym in Intel’s techy little dreams." I would be hard pressed to argue with that, based on Sony’s previous generation of mobile computer, the U-series, which debuted in 2002!

Digital Trends includes some benchmarking statistics, which I hope to use for future comparison purposes against the Samsung Q1. There’s little doubt in my mind that with a weaker hardware configuration, the UX will clearly outperform the Q1; however, some of you have asked for benchmark specs so we’ll give it a go. In the meantime, check out the detailed review at Digital Trends.



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