Sony VAIO UX490 UMPC Now Available

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  1. Andrew

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    Sony has updated their VAIO UX UMPC device with the new VAIO UX490. The VAIO UX490 has two updates: it now has an Intel Core 2 Solo processor (instead of Core Solo) and a 48GB flash hard drive instead of the previous 32GB drive. The outside look remains the same.

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    The VAIO UX490 runs on Windows Vista Business. It is touchscreen and stylus sensitive, but does not have active pen input. Wacom tablet style input just doesn't make sense for this small a device. What it does have is a lot of features for a device that weighs 1.2lbs and can (just about) fit in your pocket. Following are the full specs of the VAIO UX490:


      4.5-inch LCD touch screen display with hidden keyboard
      1.2GHz Ultra Low Voltage Intel Core 2 Solo U2200 processor
      48GB flash drive
      1GB RAM
      Wireless: Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g), wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) using AT&T Edge, Bluetooth connectivity
      Ports: 1 USB port, 1 Ethernet port, microphone in, audio out
      Weight: 1.2lbs
      Size: 1.5 inches, 5.91 inches, 3.74 inches
      Bluetooth GPS Receiver included
      Extra extended life battery bundled


      The Bluetooth GPS receiver and extended life battery extra are definitely nice bonuses that come with the UX490. But at a price of $2,499.99, you might expect a few "extras". Though it's light in the hand, the VAIO UX490 isn't light on the wallet.

     
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  2. everbrave

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    Aside from the increased size of the SSD, the increase in performance in comparision with the current UX1 model in Europe, is questionable IMO. Considering the current prices, I have immediately ordered an UX1 for its unbeatable price-to-performance ratio it offers.

    Anyone knows when is the UX490 equivalent will come to Europe and with which specs?

    Thanks
     
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