Sony will ship its Vaio UX UMPC on 27 May, the consumer electronics giant said today. The successor to the company’s U series of handheld mini PCs will ship as the retail-oriented UX-50 and as the Sony-sold UX-90S and UX-90PS. As expected, the UX-50 will contain a 1.06GHz ultra-low voltage Intel Core Solo U1300 processor backed by 512MB of 400MHz SDRAM and a 30GB, 4,200rpm hard disk. The unit’s display is a 4.5in, 1,024 x 600 panel driven by Intel’s integrated GMA950 GPU – the chipset’s a 945GMS. The handheld PC runs Windows XP Home Edition. Connectivity comes courtesy of Bluetooth 2 and 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi. There’s an integrated webcam and a fingerprint sensor.
Sony Revives Mini PC Line for UMPC Era
2006-05-16 Hardware 5 Comments
wow i really like my u750p but because it doesn’t have a keyboard built in its hard to use linux on it. I hope linux can be installed on the ux systems. And that they come with a touchscreen like the u series.
you could get away with running vmware/qemu on this …
I saw the product and it is quite cool looking. I would have liked a bit more screen estate, meaning a larger screen, and thus a larger battery would have resulted as well because I think the size of the unit would increase overall. But still it is quite a nice piece of kit.
Man that keyboard just looks bad . . .
I don’t see alot of these selling, but what do I know; I thought the eVilla would take off.
I find it interesting, though I agree the screen should be bigger.
The keyboard makes me remember my Timex-Spectrum… Have to try it first before taking conclusions.
Still, This looks like the most decent UMPC so far.