iMAX-G5 or Vaio UX280P?

Imax_g5If imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, then I think it’s safe to assume that China-based company iMAX is in love with the Sony Vaio UX280P.

At just 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.8 inches and 3.5 ounces, the iMAX-G5 is much smaller and lighter than its design inspiration, but it’s sure to turn the same amount of heads with its sliding 3-inch TFT display (320 x 240). That’s really the only thing that caught my eye because despite what the G5 calls to mind, it’s actually just another portable media player coming out of and available only in China. In addition to everything you’d expect from a PMP (video, photos, music), it has a built-in digital camera and Nintendo emulator. There’s also a very necessary SD/MMC expansion card slot; without it, you’d be stuck with a device that maxes out at 1GB. It actually even comes in a 128MB model.

LG Wing Unboxing and at a loss for ...
LG Wing Unboxing and at a loss for words :-O

I can’t find pricing information anywhere, but if you’ve got about $2K, you can either get one UX280P or at least 20 of these. More pics of the iMAX-G5 can be found here.

[CNET Asia]
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Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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