Because I lead such an exciting party filled life I was hanging out at the champagne bars in Philly or perhaps made a hot Saturday night trip to Micro Center. Believe me, it’s easy to get those two activities confused.
Besides ogling the various multimeters on the shelf and getting disenchanted with their book section which was a mess, I did happen to come across a Sony Vaio Micro PC and played with that for a while. I’m definitely in the market for a tiny mobile blogging device, thus my interest in the product.
As for my impression of it. To me it felt like I was using a game controller as a computer. It was a little strange. While you could place your hands on the side to hold the device comfortably, the screen (also a touch screen with a stylus) and keyboard were comparatively tiny - and this is coming from someone with petite hands. The slidable screen, however small, was phenomenally bright and sharp. As for OS, the device I saw had your typical Windows PC software configuration - with Windows XP and a version of Microsoft Office installed.
Honestly, the device and it’s price point didn’t immediately grab me - I would have seriously considered the thing if it cost $800 or so. Also, the MicroCenter special was running at $1,699 - which was only a $100 less than the smallest notebooks and Tablets from Fujitsu.
[tags]Sony, Sony Micro PC, Fujitsu, Hardware, Hardware review, Mobile computing [/tags]