The time has finally came...

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The time has finally came...

Postby souljaboy112 » Sat Nov 08, 2014 23:39

... We now have the ingredients for a proper successor in the form of the new intel core M processors. These badboys are dual core arealmost as good as last gen i5 4200u series, while using 3.5 to 6W, powerful gpu and chipset included (the ux is 5w just for cpu alone). The TDP is just where the atom is, but what a waste it would be to not run a proper os like they're doing with the atoms nowadays.
I think its too bright for them to miss it this time, with touch friendly UI-s like win 8.1 and 10, I think everything is aligned for us to get a high quality, long lasting next gen ~5.8-6.5 inch UMPC.


http://www.anandtech.com/show/8475/intels-core-m-strategy-cpu-specifications-for-9mm-fanless-tablets

I mean, all they need to do is put an x86 os on the damn thing.
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Postby ArchiMark » Tue Nov 18, 2014 04:14

Great idea.....

Unfortunately now all you have to do is get Sony or Sharp or some other company to agree and we will be all set!
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Postby tomn » Thu Dec 18, 2014 06:06

Sadly Sony is no longer in the PC business. You will have better luck trying to convince Lenovo or other Chinese / Korean companies to build it.
[color="Blue"]CURRENT TOY SYSTEMS:[/color]

Vaio PCG-U1 - Transmeta 867MHz 6.4"
Vaio VGN-U50 - 5"32G SSD
Vaio UX380N - 4.5" 128G SSD
Vaio P15G - 8" 128G SSD

Viliv S5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb
Viliv N5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb

Fujitsu U820 - 5.6" 128G SSD
Samsung Q1 Ultra - 7" 2G RAM 64G SLC SSD
Dell Inspiron Duo - 300G SSD

[color="Red"]NEW TOYS:[/color]

Dell Venue 8 Pro - 64G eMMC
Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T- 64G eMMC
Sony Vaio Tap 11 - 2.9GHz Core i7 1TB SSD
Samsung Note Pro 12.2
Dell Venue 11 Pro - Core M 256G SSD

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Postby bigs » Fri Dec 19, 2014 02:53

hehe, I guess with Sony not making any more PCs, there definately will be no UX type replacement, and hence the UX will remain immortalized for a few more years :)
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard
OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!
sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate
light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby tomn » Fri Jan 02, 2015 18:12

I think UX is forever immortalized! Whenever you bring it out, it is still an attention getter!
[color="Blue"]CURRENT TOY SYSTEMS:[/color]



Vaio PCG-U1 - Transmeta 867MHz 6.4"

Vaio VGN-U50 - 5"32G SSD

Vaio UX380N - 4.5" 128G SSD

Vaio P15G - 8" 128G SSD



Viliv S5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb

Viliv N5 SSD 3G - 4.8" 0.9lb



Fujitsu U820 - 5.6" 128G SSD

Samsung Q1 Ultra - 7" 2G RAM 64G SLC SSD

Dell Inspiron Duo - 300G SSD



[color="Red"]NEW TOYS:[/color]



Dell Venue 8 Pro - 64G eMMC

Samsung Ativ Smart PC 500T- 64G eMMC

Sony Vaio Tap 11 - 2.9GHz Core i7 1TB SSD

Samsung Note Pro 12.2

Dell Venue 11 Pro - Core M 256G SSD

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Postby bigs » Thu Jan 08, 2015 22:24

haha Tomn, are you still using yours?

My UX last night had a little fit. Decided to suddenly power off, and would not repower on, even with mains attached. When I held the power switch on, the green light and battery light would flash quickly in succession with no screen, but would stop and just power off when I let go of the power button. I had to do invasive surgery to attempt to find out what was wrong. I suspect it may be the power board connector below the mini PCI slot. Once opened, I was able to power on the UX properly. After a bit of fiddling I think I managed to get the UX going fully assembled, but then as a safety measure I dismantled my UX again and replaced the power strip with a spare as when I go out of town, I cannot have the UX suddenly not work on me!

Wonder if any manufacturer will start to bring out microPCs again, with a physical thumbboard and an x86 processor! I just cannot get used to not having an x86 portable with me.

Apart from that mishap, my Anh modified UX is still going strong after over 3 years of hard usage.
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby Monty » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:07

Tomn, I agree with you. It's still a head turner despite the years.

Bigs, glad you were able to DIY it. Am still using mine. Will have to get a new battery soon though or try to replace the cells myself.

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Postby bigs » Thu Jan 15, 2015 02:50

replacing the cells is easy, look for some of the threads on the how tos :)
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn

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Postby dvdu » Tue Jun 16, 2015 08:45

tomn wrote:I think UX is forever immortalized! Whenever you bring it out, it is still an attention getter!


Totally agreed!

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Postby bigs » Mon Aug 22, 2016 11:13

The time has not come for my UX and it is still going better than ever :). My Anh modified u7700 UX is now 4 years old and the mainboard has not missed a beat. This message was composed and submitted to this forum using the Ux thumb board in the UX.
micropc hardware: sony ux17gp with 390N mainboard with Anh u7700 upgrade core2duo 1.33ghz 1024mb (now upgraded to 64gb SLC SSD Samsung), Intel 4965 agn wireless, upgrade addon 3rd mini aerial, UX37GBN blue housing incorporating improved keyboard

OS: Linux Ubuntu 10.04 lucid & now 12.04 Precise Pangolin!

sony 380N stock 1.33ghz, 1gb ram, and 40gb rotational drive OS: windows ultimate

light slim notebook: toshiba r200 1.3ghz 1.2gb ram 64gb photofast v1 ssd oS: linux ubuntu 7.04 feisty fawn


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