The Ultimate UX Price Post *2/20/08*

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Postby apeguero » Tue Feb 26, 2008 04:18

Got my UX380N from eBay's Buy It Now @ $930 brand new in sealed box. The price included next day air. Love it so far and I have followed many of the suggestions here especially the install Vista minus the bloatware. Works like charm even with NAV running. Now I'll wait for my ShieldZone screen protector before I start using heavily. I am using my wireless Mighty Mouse with it too. First real project will be to replace the HDD with either an 80/100 gig HDD or a flash drive. Hey Benz, where's the link for the flash drive mod? I can't find it.

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Postby Benz145 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 04:33

apeguero wrote:Got my UX380N from eBay's Buy It Now @ $930 brand new in sealed box. The price included next day air. Love it so far and I have followed many of the suggestions here especially the install Vista minus the bloatware. Works like charm even with NAV running. Now I'll wait for my ShieldZone screen protector before I start using heavily. I am using my wireless Mighty Mouse with it too. First real project will be to replace the HDD with either an 80/100 gig HDD or a flash drive. Hey Benz, where's the link for the flash drive mod? I can't find it.


There should be some info around, try the search, no one thread in particular sticks out in my mind. All you need is a 1.8" SSD, and make sure it has the right connector for the inside of the UX (ZIF [Zero Insertion Force]), then its just a matter of following one of the HDD upgrade guides to take apart the UX and put in the SSD.
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Postby Yeggster » Tue Feb 26, 2008 04:38

apeguero wrote:. Now I'll wait for my ShieldZone screen protector before I start using heavily.



Have a back up plan for the Shield Zone ...the product is great but I found it bluured the screen noticebly ... also VERY difficult to put on without getting dust underneath.

I tossed mine and put a Sony VGP-FLS8 on my 280

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Postby Dart » Tue Feb 26, 2008 04:41

When applying screen protectors, I find it's helpful to apply them in a steamy (very humid room). The steam usually keep the air clean from dust. Still... it's hard to do.

The ShieldZone protectors would definitely lower quality... and Sony screens are so gorgeous.

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Postby apeguero » Tue Feb 26, 2008 15:42

Oh well. I've been using their protectors for a while now. I use them on both mine and my wife's iPhones and they work pretty good. I'll take your advise and prepare myself to be let down in case the image quality goes down. When installing these, I clean the screen with a product called iKlear which I bought at the Apple Store. I wipe it with the nice microfiber cloth that came with iKlear. I then spray it with compressed air and hold my breath, really, I do :) I spray the ShieldZone with the spray that's in their kit and then take my time applying it. If a dust particle makes it then I just pull it off, spray it more to remove the dust and re-apply. So far I've done this on my iPhones (2), old iPod, PSP, and Canon 40D and am pretty happy with it. But if it does blur it a bit then I'll have to go with something else. What do you guys use? The Sony one?

BTW, finally showed my UX380 to my wife last night. She was asking why I got it when I could do all my surfing in the iPhone. I then opened a spreadsheet and word doc in Office 2007 as well as Streets & Trips 2006 and MS Money 2007. It was at that point that she appreciated the power of this little computer. I work from home, so this little computer should allow me to work from basically anywhere which I'm sure she and the kids will appreciate ;)

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Postby Yeggster » Tue Feb 26, 2008 18:11

apeguero wrote:Oh well. I've been using their protectors for a while now. I use them on both mine and my wife's iPhones and they work pretty good. I'll take your advise and prepare myself to be let down in case the image quality goes down. When installing these, I clean the screen with a product called iKlear which I bought at the Apple Store. I wipe it with the nice microfiber cloth that came with iKlear. I then spray it with compressed air and hold my breath, really, I do :) I spray the ShieldZone with the spray that's in their kit and then take my time applying it. If a dust particle makes it then I just pull it off, spray it more to remove the dust and re-apply.


My patiance or skill level could be a factor too ... I tried mine 3 times and got a new dust spot every time ... finally I got it good enough and the blurriness made smaller fonts unreadable .. it was REALLY bad the first day but even after the micro bubbles disapeared it was not good enough.

I complained and they sent me a new one .. I was thinking of cutting it up to fit my sony W810i phone ... but haven't bothered yet.

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Postby twonth » Mon Mar 03, 2008 21:08

Hi all,

Just noticed that laptopsinc.com has the UX extended battery on clearance:

http://laptopsinc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=VGPBPL6&Category_Code=CC1

I haven't ordered anything from these people so I can't vouch for their reliability. But I thought I'd point this out seeing as the price ($200) is a fair amount less than what's found in the opening price post.

Best regards, Paul

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Postby vaiofreak » Sat Mar 15, 2008 01:41

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Postby thetruth1983 » Thu Mar 27, 2008 04:44

I don't know if there was a recent price drop or just a misprint, but amazon.com has the 490 on sale for only $1999! If I did not have a 380N, I would be all over this. I also noticed that their 390N has jumped to 2299!


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