UK to get Sony's mini-VAIO

Summary:The US and Japan have had Sony's UX series ultra-mobile PCs for a while, and now it's the UK's turn. Today the company announced that we are to get the VAIO VGN UX1XN, pictured below.

The US and Japan have had Sony's UX series ultra-mobile PCs for a while, and now it's the UK's turn. Today the company announced that we are to get the VAIO VGN UX1XN, pictured below.

With its 4.5in. touch-screen and slide-out keyboard (see below), the UX1XN may look more like a Windows Mobile handheld, but this baby runs full-blown Windows — Vista Business no less. The rest of the spec is impressively upmarket: 1GB of RAM, an Ultra Low Voltage Intel Core Solo processor, dual digital cameras (one for videoconferencing, the other for image capture), Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11g Wi-Fi and 32GB of flash memory in place of a hard disk. You also get a fingerprint scanner and a docking unit that adds extra connectivity options.

The downside? Apart from the challenge of using Vista on a 4.5in screen, the UX1XN will cost a princely — nay, a kingly — £2,000.

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