That was quick. The UX180P discontinuation rumor barely had any time to stir up a commotion, and the 40GB UX280P is already being featured here on Sony’s Business Solutions website, alongside the 180P. Aside from the slight increase in storage capacity, the most notable improvement of the new UX is its 1GB of RAM. It’s not listed at SonyStyle (yet?), but it has an MSRP of $1,999; its younger brother is still selling for $1,799.
The new specs are an improvement, of course, but this isn’t exactly the upgrade I was hoping for. I’m holding on to my "old" UX180P until something much better comes along.
Thanks for discovering the link, guys.