quote: Sony's 1.2-pound VGN-UX490N/C has an estimated battery life of 1.5 to 3.5 hours and runs Windows Vista Business.
quote: Sony claims the entire devices runs on a mere 41W during normal operation, giving the unit up to 4.5 hours per battery charge.
quote: Estimated Battery Life * 1.5-3.5 hours (Standard Battery) 3.0-7.0 hours (Large Capacity Battery)
quote: Totally disagree. A big international corporate company I am aware of is issuing these as standard equipment to 2nd level managers and up as replacements for regular desktops and notebook desktops. That is to those that prefer to have them as replacements
quote: That totally depends on how it is used. ..., if you need to type some emails or god forbid make up a quick presentation/excel spreadsheet, an UMPC like this which has to be typed using your thumbs is a very very poor choice for productivity.... Big advantage of UMPCs is touch screen interface and small size while retaining full PC functionality. Keyboard on these things is an afterthought because it is implied it will not be used frequently (if at all). Managers typically live by email and frequently need to quickly type an email/make up some demo, so UMPC like this is typically a bad choice for them.
quote: Honestly...who in the world NEEDS such a device?! With 13" laptops and macbooks being so much better
quote: The screen is far too small to do any "work" on as well.
quote: I wish companies would divert their resouces to something much more useful to the consumer, such as ultrathin tablets with touchscreens.