updated 01:00 pm EDT, Tue September 25, 2007
Sony VAIO UX, G2 systems
Sony Japan is nearing the release of two updated VAIO notebooks, both intended for high portability. The VAIO G2 is an extremely thin 12.1-inch system, and makes the switch to a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo processor equipped for ultra-low voltage; power consumption is efficent enough that the battery should be able to run up to 12.5 hours. RAM defaults to 1GB, with a maximum of 1.5; while the system is limited by integrated graphics, it sports a number of other highlights, such as the ability to swap out an 80 HDD for a 32, 48 or 64GB SSD flash drive. It also includes a DVD super multi drive, 802.11a/b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, and slots for SD and Memory Stick cards. The computer should ship October 6th starting at 154,800 yen ($1,339).
Coming on October 4th is an updated VAIO UX UMPC system, the UX72. Its 4.5-inch screen has a native resolution of 1024x600, and it is powered by either a 1.06GHz or 1.2GHz Core 2 Solo, along with Intel's latest integrated graphics chip. Here RAM is restricted to 1GB, but buyers once again have the choice of either HDD or SSD storage; 40GB worth in the case of the former, or 48/64GB for the latter. Surrounding features include Bluetooth 2.0, 802.11a/b/g, a 1.3-megapixel webcam, and slots for CF and Memory Stick cards. As with the G2, the expected price is 154,800 yen. [via Impress Watch]