Feeds

Sony enhances tiny wireless pen PC

Speed, storage boost

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The essential guide to IT transformation

Sony will ship an updated version of its Vaio U-series tiny PC next month, increasing the micro marvel's hard drive capacity and processor speed.

The Vaio VGN-U71P is based on a ultra-low voltage, 90nm 1.1GHz Pentium M 733, up from the previous model's 130nm 1GHz CPU. The new chip offers 2MB of L2 cache - double that of the previous Vaio, the VGN-U70P. The hard drive capacity has also been raised, from 20GB to 30GB.

Sony Vaio U70 with 'fin' stylus and remote control

Like the VGN-U70P before it, the new model contains 512MB of DDR 2 SDRAM and runs Windows XP Pro. The unit measures 16.7 x 10.8 x 2.6cm and weighs just 550g. Much of the machine's face is taken up by an 800 x 600 transflective colour LCD. Inside is a rechargeable battery with capacity sufficient for three hours' operation, Sony claimed.

The unit also provides Compact Flash and Memory Stick ports, and incorporates 802.11g wireless networking. The unit ships with earphones, a unique lead-shaped stylus, a foldable USB keyboard and a docking cradle.

The U71 goes on sale on Japan on 6 December, priced at around ¥199,800 ($1893) - several thousand yen less than the U70 was put on sale at last May. ®

Related stories

Sony unveils tiny wireless pen PC
Graphics patent holder sues Sony, MS, Nintendo
Sony to ship PlayStation Portable for under $200
Sony launches 1GB Flash MP3 player

Related reviews

Sony Ericsson P910i smart phone
Sony Ericsson V800 3G handset

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
6 Obvious Reasons Why Facebook Will Ban This Article (Thank God)
Clampdown on clickbait ... and El Reg is OK with this
So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL
It can throw the low cost race if it looks to the cloud
EE fails to apologise for HUGE T-Mobile outage that hit Brits on Friday
Customer: 'Please change your name to occasionally somewhere'
Time Warner Cable customers SQUEAL as US network goes offline
A rude awakening: North Americans greeted with outage drama
We need less U.S. in our WWW – Euro digital chief Steelie Neelie
EC moves to shift status quo at Internet Governance Forum
EE plonks 4G in UK Prime Minister's backyard
OK, his constituency. Brace yourself for EXTRA #selfies
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.