Feeler - value of my UX490N IF I was to sell

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Feeler - value of my UX490N IF I was to sell

Postby MetalManCPA » Sat Feb 12, 2011 20:50

As my business (CPA and consultant) requires me to have a laptop, and my desire was small, that's how I ended up with my UX490N. Running Vista Business with 1GB ram for me at a client sometimes is too slow.

If I was to sell my UX490N with a dock and 2 AC adapters what would a fair price be? I am torn as I have been looking at some tablet PC's which are much more powerful than my UX490N. I would not be able to include the currently installed MS Office Pro 2007 and Acrobat 9 standard as I would need to free up those licenses to install on a new machine. So it would be fair to say it would not be loaded with any extra software nor a memory card. I have not toyed with the OS.

This is just a feeler because I love the UX490N and don't necessairly want to part with it, but ultimately performance on my job is forcing me to lean on getting another laptop so I wouldn't want my UX490N just collecting dust.

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Postby darkerx » Sat Feb 12, 2011 23:03

What is a CPA?

(a 490 without gps and with extended battery <> 800$ depending on wear...)
UX490: 'Anh's Design'=U7700/ 128gbssd/ quad-boot(MacosX/W7/Vista/XP)/ cellphone-voice /7.2mbps modem
UX280P: overclocked prototype of the 490
UX1XN: stock=>TVset for my 22 months old daughter
3 Jornada HP728/HP 720: gps/wifi/webcam/etc. dead/closed architecture

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Postby MetalManCPA » Sat Feb 12, 2011 23:55

darkerx wrote:What is a CPA?

(a 490 without gps and with extended battery <> 800$ depending on wear...)


To most people a CPA is a Constant Pain in the A$$. But in the business world they call me a Certified Public Accountant - how official.

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Postby fem » Sun Feb 13, 2011 21:47

Price: anywhere between $700-1300, depending on its condition.
Screw iPhone and Blackberry!
Sent from my Sony Vaio UX :p

Vaio UX280P (stock; super mint - for sale)
Vaio UX490N (stock; super mint - for fun)
Thinkpad X201 (for work)
Asus R2H (stock w/ 2GB RAM; super mint - for sale)
Vaio X505ZP (Anh-treated: Pentium M ULV 773@1.3Ghz & Mach Xtreme Technology 30GB SSD; mint enough - for ever)

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Postby Oginger1 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 01:32

And if you're looking for something with some more power I've had a little play with one of these and I can say they are very nice!

http://www.motioncomputing.co.uk/

It was the F5v I've tried but i like the look of the j3500

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Postby MetalManCPA » Mon Feb 14, 2011 13:45

Oginger1 wrote:And if you're looking for something with some more power I've had a little play with one of these and I can say they are very nice!

http://www.motioncomputing.co.uk/

It was the F5v I've tried but i like the look of the j3500


Nice but way too expensive. I was "looking" at either a Lenova or HP tablet (not slate) PC. I like the idea of a laptop/slate combination. But, even though the UX490N only has the 1GB of ram (my personal sticking point), I have tweaked Vista enough that it runs fairly smoothly albeit slowly. The reason I'm torn is I love the size of the UX490N, something a tablet will not replace. Plus you have to admit the coolness factor is off the charts :-). So to sell it to get a tablet might be painful.

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Postby umpc » Mon Feb 14, 2011 14:06


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Postby MetalManCPA » Mon Feb 14, 2011 14:40

umpc wrote:Have you look on the fujitsu t580?Some reviews here

http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/fujitsu/38389-lifebook-t580-first-impressions.html


Those aren't bad. Price points comparative to HP and Lenova.

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Postby darkerx » Tue Feb 15, 2011 00:37

I prefer the acer 1825 ptz... cheap, light, 3gbram/320gbhdd, multi-touch, dual core, W7-64bits, 8hours/stock, convertible, etc.

Not as cool as UXs though... :)
UX490: 'Anh's Design'=U7700/ 128gbssd/ quad-boot(MacosX/W7/Vista/XP)/ cellphone-voice /7.2mbps modem

UX280P: overclocked prototype of the 490

UX1XN: stock=>TVset for my 22 months old daughter

3 Jornada HP728/HP 720: gps/wifi/webcam/etc. dead/closed architecture

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Postby MetalManCPA » Thu Feb 17, 2011 20:41

My true choice if I was to buy a new tablet would be a Dell Latitude XT2. To have a tablet with a 256gb SSD, Windows 7 Professional/Ultimate, 5gb RAM would be pretty sweet for business (I like SSD's for protection and less moving parts). But new that would run in the mid $2's without any additional software like MS Office etc.


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