Sony UX490 (VAIO UX) Micro PC Released

Sony UX490 (VAIO UX) Micro PC ReleasedMore than a month after Amazon let the cat out of the bag with details of the forthcoming new Sony UX490N Micro PC, the unit is now officially up for grabs for those feeling the pint-sized PC love.

Like its predecessor the UX390, the UX490 features the same slide-out 4.5″ screen offering SVGA 1024×600 resolution displaying pixie-dwarfing text size, with a full 64-key mini-QWERTY keyboard lurking beneath.

The unit packs ‘Action Buttons’ for control functions, covering Mouse Left, Mouse Right, Scroll, Magnify Screen (Zoom In/Out), Capture, Centre Button, Wireless LAN On/Off and VAIO Touch Launcher, with a pointing device for getting around the screen.

There’s two built-in cameras (front: 0.3M pixels and back: 1.3M pixels), a built-in microphone, onboard monaural speakers with the Intel graphics chip grabbing up to 251MB of shared system memory.

Sony UX490 (VAIO UX) Micro PC ReleasedTo keep prying eyes off your collection of porn vital business documents, the VAIO packs an integrated biometrics fingerprint sensor.

Inside, the gubbins have been upgraded to the new Core 2 Solo CPU (U2200, 2MB L2 Cache) with a 48GB solid state drive instead of Ye Olde Hard Diske Drive.

Price at a beefy $2,499, the waller-draining pill is sweetened by a generous bundled accessories package including a standard battery, extended battery and Bluetooth GPS unit.

The Sony should be in the shops Stateside this week.

Sony UX490 (VAIO UX) Specifications:
Action Buttons Mouse Left, Mouse Right, Scroll, Magnify Screen (Zoom In/Out), Capture, Centre Button, Wireless LAN On/Off, VAIO Touch Launcher
Pointing Device Pointer
Security Biometric Fingerprint Sensor
Keyboard 64 keys with 0.15mm stroke and 8.6mm pitch
Camera 2 Built-in Cameras (front: 0.3M pixels and back: 1.3M pixels) Built-in microphone

CPU Intel Centrino Mobile Technology
Intel Core 2 Solo Processor U2200 Ultra Low Voltage
1.2GHz, Front Side Bus Speed 533MHz, L2 Cache 2MB
Memory 1GB (1GBx1) PC2-3200, DDR2, max 1GB, 400MHz
Storage 48GB
Ultra ATA Format: NAND
Screen Wide SVGA LCD, Touch Screen, 4.5”, 1024×600
Sound System
Windows sound system compatible with Built-in monaural speakers
Processor Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
Video RAM
251MB Total Available Graphics Memory
Mobile Intel 945GMS Express Chipset
Port Replicator Connector
USB Port (2.0 compliant)
DC-In Headphone Jack
Microphone Input
Memory Stick supports Optional Memory Stick Duo™ media with MagicGate functionality
Ethernet ProtocolFast Ethernet (RJ-45) using Port Replicator or VGA/LAN Adapter
Wireless LAN
Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (802.11a/b/g)
Integrated Wireless Wide Area Network (WAN)13 accessing AT&T national wireless EDGE network with SmartWi technology. (Wireless WAN and Wireless LAN radio do not transmit simultaneously)
Bluetooth Technology
Battery Type
Standard Capacity Lithium-ion Battery (VGP-BPS6)
1.5-3.5 hours (Standard Battery) 3.0-7.0 hours (Large Capacity Battery)
Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista Business
Weight (Approx.)
1.2 lbs with standard battery
Dimensions (Approx.)
5.91”(W) x 3.74”(H) x 1.27-1.50”(D)16