Sony VAIO UX390N for $1,299 at Woot!


Sony_vaio_micro_pclotstandardIf nothing at CES tickled your mobile fancy, then perhaps an old favorite at a killer price might be attractive. How about a Sony VAIO UX390N with Windows Vista Business for $1,299 today at Woot! You’ll likely need to hurry because you know the drill: when they’re gone, they’re gone.The UX390N is the 1.33 GHz, Intel Core Solo model with a 32 GB SSD drive. The 4.5-inch touchscreen shows an eye-straining 1024 x 600 res but I have bad eyes, so I’m biased. A gig of RAM and integrated 802.11 a/b/g, Bluetooth and EDGE are inside as well. Looks like the standard battery only; no extended battery, so you may want to consider that as a future accessory purchase. Oh, and don’t forget the Sony VAIO UX series has the slide-up screen and 64 button keypad. That can come in handy if you don’t want to use the Tablet PC support in Vista Business.(via Micro PC Talk)



I’ve had my UX over a year, and I enjoy it thoroughly. The extended battery gives me four hours, and the device easily fits in a jacket pocket. The main problem with the screen isn’t reading it, but using the tiny stylus on the tiny screen accurately.


Have you ever used one of these? It should be buy one get one free. I’m not sure which is more useless – the keyboard or battery life. It’s too big to be pocketable, and too small to be useful.

I’m a huge fan of Sony devices – everything from the clie to a picturebook, to my current everyday portable workhouse a TX.

I sold my UX on Craigslist less then 90 days after purchase and was rarely so overjoyed at getting rid of a gadget.

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