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Sony adds Flash-SSD and digital mobile television to its tiny handheld

If you thought that Sony's VAIO UX50 was impressive, then the new VAIO UX90 is sure to up your pulse rate. The VAIO UX90 builds on the formula of its predecessor and adds such features a solid-state hard drive and mobile digital television.

The VAIO UX90 brings a 16GB flash-solid state disk (Flash-SSD) to the table instead of the traditional mobile 30GB hard drive used in the VAIO UX50. The Flash-SSD allows the system to respond 3 to 6 times faster than the VAIO UX50 (Outlook application load times drop from 9 seconds to 1.5 seconds) while also improving battery life by as much as 13%. Weight has also dropped from 1.15 pounds to 1.08 pounds thanks to the Flash-SSD.

Another new addition to the UX90 is OneSeg digital television support which we also saw in the recently introduced VAIO TX3 Series. Many of the features that we saw in the VAIO UX50 carry over to the VAIO UX90 including the 1024x600 screen with XBRITE technology, sliding keyboard, three USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth, Firewire, built-in webcam and fingerprint scanner. Users have a choice of Core Solo U1300/U1400 and Celeron M 423 processors while 512MB of memory is standard fare. Users also have a choice of either Windows XP Home Edition or Windows XP Professional.

Sony has set a 209,800 yen price tag ($1,800 USD) and July 3 launch date for the new VAIO UX90 in Japan -- no word yet on US pricing or availability.

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price is actualy pretty good
By jkresh on 6/27/2006 4:07:20 PM , Rating: 3
Unless I am mistaken they are showing the ux90 at the same price as the ux50 came out, which is actually pretty good considering the usual premium that solid state storage commands. If they can get an ux50 to under $1000 and get battery life to about 4 hours (more would be great) I could see getting it to replace my pda.

RE: price is actualy pretty good
By Samus on 6/27/2006 4:12:20 PM , Rating: 2
I agree, the price isn't unreasonable

But it is still a Sony product.

RE: price is actualy pretty good
By Oscarine on 6/28/2006 10:43:49 AM , Rating: 2
Sure and Sony makes some pretty good mobile products

RE: price is actualy pretty good
By Zoomer on 6/30/2006 11:02:51 AM , Rating: 2
These specs are actually pretty decent.

Look at the specs, then decide if the price is worth it. Don't judge a product by its brand.

By Visk on 6/27/2006 1:18:40 PM , Rating: 3
With an MSRP of your soul

RE: Price
By PT2006 on 6/27/2006 1:25:13 PM , Rating: 2
With an MSRP of your soul

2 Please!

RE: Price
By unfalliblekrutch on 6/27/2006 1:29:02 PM , Rating: 2
For that money, you could get a rather nice computer. Then you won't have to leave home and won't need that sony junk ;-).

No one cares
By Enron on 6/27/06, Rating: 0
"When an individual makes a copy of a song for himself, I suppose we can say he stole a song." -- Sony BMG attorney Jennifer Pariser
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