Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Sony's new ultra-portable

The Sony Vaio VGN-UX1XN ultra-mobile PC has been available in Japan for a while, and is now being released in Europe.

Reg Hardware have posted a (broadly positive) review of it.

They like its 500g weight, 1,024 x 600 pixel touch-sensitive screen and tiny (15 x 9.5 x 3.5cm, think half the size of a large paperback book) proportions. They're not so keen on its lacklustre storage space, speed and battery life.

What they don't mention is what immediately struck me (apart from its awful name). Why have Sony given their cutting-edge, £2,000 ultra-portable flagship the aesthetics of a 1970s Dymo-labelling machine?

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