The Sony VAIO UX180P Micro PC at my Doorstep

The other day a new client came to my house to drop off his laptop for me to fix as he was having problems with receiving his emails. When he arrived he handed me a small leather case which I assumed was the case for either a charger or a external laptop CDRom and waited for him to hand me the actual laptop. When he didnt I asked “could I see the laptop?” and he said that IS the laptop. I opened up the leather case and found this little gem. The new Sony VAIO UX180P Micro PC.

Putting things into perspective

After I finished fixing his email problem I asked him if I could take some photos of it. When you are a computer technician you see alot of different things regarding computers but I have never seen anything like this. The green attachment you see attached to it is a broadband wireless modem that uses the mobile phone networks. This thing is truely a portable PC.

The VAIO in the closed position.

Sony VAIO Micro PC

I know there are plenty of portable systems out there such as PDAs, Windows enabled mobile phones and other systems running custom operating systems but this is really a laptop with the same funtionality as any other regular PC laptop. It runs the same copy of Windows XP that you would install on your desktop PC.

To use this PC you have a thumb joystick on the right hand side and 2 buttons for your left and right click on the left hand side. The only thing I didnt like about this is that you had to put the unit down to do any typing.

Using the Micro PC

Booting XP on the Micro PC

Windows XP Desktop on the Micro PC

The specifications of this “micro PC” are:

- Intel® Core┞¢ Solo Processor U1400 (1.20GHz).
- Genuine Windows® XP Professional
- 4.5″ Wide SVGA LCD, Touch Screen 1
- Integrated WLAN, WWAN, and Bluetooth® technology
- 512MB3 RAM and 30GB4 (4200 rpm) hard drive

The offical website for this product can be found here.

System Information on the Micro PC

I wonder if this PC is the first wave of the future of laptops or it is just a once off.

Sony VAIO® VGN-UX180P Tablet PC



Bryce Whitty

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Bryce Whitty
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Bryce is an Australian computer technician and the founder of Technibble. He started his computer repair business when he was 17 years old and is still running it 9 years later. He is an avid traveller and spends at least a month of the year in another country.

Comments (5)

  • Erich O'Mara says:

    I want it really badly

  • reza says:

    Dear sir/madam
    WE are a commercial company in DUBAI we are going to buy 20pcs of this itemThe Sony VAIO UX180P ,pls announce your price of this item.
    waiting your kind & soon replay.
    best regards
    mardani

  • ali says:

    hi
    I want it really badly
    call me +971508074470
    thanx

  • Angelica says:

    OMG! That is superb cute. I wish I had that one. I have the Windows Vista Touch Screen Micro Computer. It looks like that one but the key-pad appears on the little screen when I click the “digital keypad” button on the upper left hand corner. It’s real cute. I got it while in Miami Florida. Love it!