|Screen Size||4.5 inches|
|Processor||1.33 GHz Intel Core Solo|
|RAM||1 GB ddr2_sdram|
|Hard Drive||40 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Wireless Type||802.11abg, 802.11A|
Sony VAIO VGN-UX380N 4.5-inch Laptop (Intel Core Solo Processor U1500, 1 GB RAM, 40 GB Hard Drive, Vista Business)
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- Amazingly small micro PC fits in your hand--4.5 inch LCD touch screen and hidden keyboard
- 40 GB hard disk drive, 1.33 GHz Ultra Low Voltage Intel Core Solo U1500 processor, 1 GB RAM
- Tri-mode WiFi (802.11a/b/g), wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) with Cingular SIM card, Bluetooth connectivity
- One built-in USB 2.0 port and Memory Stick slot; includes port replicator with three USB, one FireWire, Ethernet, VGA out, composite A/V out
- Pre-installed with Windows Vista Business
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Top Customer Reviews
That being said, I purchased it to be able to remotely perform network tasks such as administering servers and routers, handle real email (and attachments), view and update spreadsheets and Word documents, and quickly surf the Internet while waiting for a plane or some other event. It does all that.
Perhaps the best thing is that it truly has all bases covered for connectivity that I would possibly use. It does Ethernet and, while the Ethernet port isn't built in, it has one on the dock and also on a small dongle so that you still have a portable computer that does Ethernet. It handles WiFi A/B/G (no N but that isn't even an accepted standard just yet). There's bluetooth and finally WWAN through Cingular/AT&T.
The biggest drawback would be not the size (you should expect a 4.5" screen to be pretty small and you can easily zoom in to make it bigger) but the keyboard. Its functional and has the primary keys available without using modifiers like shift or function (even the common symbols like \ and numbers are available with one touch). It isn't very good for touch typing.Read more ›
My review isn't to scare anyone away from this device. I think it's a great machine when you realize these initial shortcomings. I just want to warn others who might consider upgrading to Ultimate to hold off until Sony supports it. And, make a set of Recovery Disks as soon as you get the machine up and running.
(1) The machine runs "okay" on Vista, beautifully on XP. If you're technical, rip out Vista and upgrade to XP. Sony won't help at all with the drivers, but you'll find them in a neat little package (along with a lot of friendly support) at micropctalk.com.
(2) Sony loads up the system with loads of Crapware. Uninstall it.
(3) Sony loads up the hard drive with a hidden recovery partition. If you're technical, create a backup disk (Sony says how, or buy it from Sony), then erase the hard drive and start over without the extra partition.
(4) Increase the display DPI setting to 150%. Makes everything bigger and more legible on the screen.
(5) Install "RitePen," a free and amazingly accurate stylus-to-text interpreter. Now you have a perfectly functional touchpad.
(6) Get an Igo bluetooth keyboard ($50). Now you have a fully-functional keyboard when you need to write that 20-page document.
Once again, a remarkable machine, with great potential. Go for it.
EDIT: To the reviewer who only got 35 minutes on the battery--Sir, you need to charge the battery once in a while. I get about 2:30 on the standard battery, Vista people apparently get about 2:00. You can get a double-size battery from Sony for it, but it's expensive.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an awesome machine, that's all there is to it.! The form factors have to work for you to love and appreciate them. Read morePublished on February 13, 2012 by M. Gillum
i got this computer from a friend and i like it a lot. its portable and does everything i need it to do. Read morePublished on March 27, 2011 by Christian Mosqueda
I just absolutely love and adore my Sony Vaio UX380N mini umpc. That's what I have decided to call it. Read morePublished on May 23, 2009 by Alabama Bama!!
I use whit other Screen and I wait the changhe to Other system , VISTA are BAD ,and MICROSOFT change thje explorer 7, for MY MICROSOFT send a CD a COSTUMER , whiTH VISTA for change... Read morePublished on January 25, 2009 by Eusebio Garcia Riccomini
(+) very nice design
(+) touchscreen functions work well
(+) decent screen size. very nice screen with high resolution.
(+) provided accessories
(-) slow. Read more
What a disappointment!
The UX-machines keyboard is almost impossible to type on, performance is very weak (very slow). The screen is way too small. Read more
I'm more than impressed with my Sony VAIO VGN-UX380N 4.5" Laptop. It's surprisingly usable for such a small machine. Read morePublished on February 6, 2008 by Nathan M. Smith
First, let me tell you what it is:
- 1.33 Ghz. Core Solo Intel processor.
- 1 Gb RAM. Read more
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