Weighing in at just over a pound, Sony’s new VAIO VGN-U750P sports a full Windows XP Professional operating system, a 20-GB 4200 rpm hard disk, a 1.1 GHz processor (Pentium 733), and an Intel Graphics chipset.  Also featured are 802.11b/g wireless interface, a USB port, and 64 MB of RAM.


With CompactFlash and Memory Stick slots, the device can serve as a portable media player, featuring a 5-inch color display with Xbrite LCD technology, which can be oriented to portrait or landscape with a simple thumb control.


Released previously as the U70 in Japan,  and featured in a review by Ziff-Davis’ PC Magazine, this new format for portable PCs holds much promise for busy, on-the-go technophiles, especially those of us who are tired of lugging 10-pound notebooks, or trying to read email attachments like spreadsheets and Word documents on a hand-held or telephone screen.  Good stuff!



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