Monday, February 19, 2007

Vaio VGN-UX390N micro PC, The future is now.

Sony Introduced this little piece of art quite a while ago still I think that many people don't know about it. The VGN-UX390N is part of the Sony Vaio UX series which SONY's been releasing for quite some time now, this little thingy that I'm gonna talk about rules over them all.

  • Processor: Intel® Core™ Solo Processor U1500 (1.33GHz , 2MB L2 Cache)
  • Operating System: Windows® Vista™ Business
  • Front Side Bus Speed: 533MHz
  • Chipset: Intel® 945GMS
  • Integrated Wireless LAN: Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (802.11a/b/g)
  • Integrated Wireless WAN: Integrated Wireless Wide Area Network (WAN) accessing Cingular Wireless National EDGE Network with SmartWi™ technology
  • Bluetooth® Technology: Integrated Bluetooth® Technology
  • LCD: 4.5” Wide SVGA LCD, Touch Screen (1024x600)
  • Flash Memory: Capacity: 32GB, Interface: PATA, Format: NAND
  • Memory: 1GB PC2-3200 400MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • Graphics: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with 224MB dynamically allocated shared RAM/Video memory. Chipset: Intel® 945GMS
  • Ethernet: Fast Ethernet 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX (RJ-45)
  • Audio: Sound System --- Windows® sound system compatible with Built-in monaural speakers
  • Audio Interface: Microphone jack, Headphone jack
  • Media Slot: Memory Stick® Media Slot --- 1 - Supports Optional Memory Stick DUO™ media with MagicGate® functionality
  • Communication: 2 Built-in Cameras (front: 0.3M pixels and back: 1.3M pixels)
    Built-in microphone

As you can see in the picture above, the VGN-UX390N is a small portable computer that fits into the smallest pocket. Notice the black square thingy on the right side of the device, its the touch-pad or just the thumb-pad which is very sensitive and can sense the smallest movement. Facing this on the left side of the device is the left and right mouse buttons aligned vertically so I guess they should call it the up and down buttons instead. Also you get two zooming buttons which enables ya to zoom in and out to view the smallest text on the screen.
Now for the fun part, I mean what is a computer without games?! Nothing is the answer. The great lack of this device is the intel GMA 950 graphics card, I know that because I have this damn card built into my laptop, it doesn't support shading 1.1, thus most of the new games wont work with it, Oh Oblivion when do I play thou, but still you can play games like Quake 3 on it as I've read in an article in Stuff Magazine, why 3? well they've tried 4 and they say it runs slow.

Wanna piece of this beauty, unfortunately it still haven't reached the ME but hopefully soon. In USA it cost about 2500$ and ships with a genuine Windows Vista Business Version. Thank god we can dream.