Engadget goes hands on with the UX180P
Engadget has published a really decent review of Sony’s UX180P, including a lot high quality, close up pictures. It is interesting that as part of their review process, they determined that the Tablet PC OS needed to go on it, but had a lot trouble with drivers.
Every time I see one of these reviews, I come a little bit closer to biting the bullet. I can just picture myself walking around CES, snapping pictures, shooting video, and blogging from it. Then post it all easily because I’m connecte to EDGE or T-Mobile. If I were to buy one, I’d immediately wipe it clean and put Vista on it. BTW: Dave Ciccone has published a How-To on replacing the Cingular SIM card with a T-Mobile SIM card.
So, what were Engadget’s concluding thoughts?
Despite its flaws, the UX is likely still the best thing going for ultimately portable computing, leaving the UMPC crowd and the venerable OQO in its dust. For those looking to take the plunge, we recommend keeping a pulse on the user community to work through these driver issues and make it a worthwhile second or third computer —