Sony Vaio UX390N Micro PC for $1299
Buy.com currently has a limited stock of Sony Vaio UX390N units that they’re selling for just $1299, the same low price offered by Woot last month.
Originally listed at $2500 when released last year, the fifth U.S. model in the Micro PC series is no longer available brand new at Sony Style, which sells refurbished units for $1530, and still priced at $1999 from retailers like B&H. So although $1299 isn’t exactly what most would consider inexpensive, taking into consideration that 1) it’s one of the most powerful UMPCs around, 2) it has a 32GB SSD, and 3) it’s a Sony, it’s actually a great deal.
It isn’t enough of a steal for me to upgrade my considerably lower spec’d UX180P, which was $1850 when I bought it in July 2006, but for first-time buyers who’ve been waiting for the SSD-based Micro PC to become more affordable, it doesn’t get much cheaper than this. The only other UX with a flash drive (in the U.S.) is the recently announced UX490N/C, and that one’s still $2500.