And still charging (the battery doesn’t require a full charge before turning on the system for the first time, but I like to do it anyway). So I’m torturing myself, waiting for the blinking battery indicator to…well, I don’t know what it will do (a printed user’s guide isn’t included in the box), but I assume that it’ll at least stop blinking. I spent the last 45 minutes unboxing, unwrapping, and basically just disbelieving what I was finally holding in my hands.
I also applied a washable, reusable screen protector, which I think I’m going to have to reapply later tonight. More on that later. Once the battery is charged, I’ll fire up the UX, make the recovery DVDs, wipe out the hard drive, and reinstall everything to reclaim the 6GB Sony keeps in a hidden partition. If everything goes as planned, I should be up and running in no time! By the way, I’ve decided to break up my UX review into feature-specific sections, which I’ll post as I become more familiar with everything this micro PC has to offer. In the meantime, fantastic comprehensive reviews on the UX series (since the UX180P was just released a few days ago, most reviews are on the UX50 and UX90 models) can be found at MeanSquare’s Miscellany (see benchmarks here – scroll about halfway down), Digital World Tokyo, and The Gadgeteer. Detailed specs on the UX180P are available here.