Remember the Ultra Mobile PC that Sony and a few other manufacturers were touting a few years ago? Remember how ridiculously expensive those little gadgets were, especially compared to the $499 16GB iPad 2 of 2011? Designer and all around awesome Mensch, Sebastiaan de With (a.k.a. Cocoia), put up a very interesting little post on […]
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Check out Cocoia’s Vaio UX UMPC run OS X and more

Remember the Ultra Mobile PC that Sony and a few other manufacturers were touting a few years ago? Remember how ridiculously expensive those little gadgets were, especially compared to the $499 16GB iPad 2 of 2011?

Designer and all around awesome Mensch, Sebastiaan de With (a.k.a. Cocoia), put up a very interesting little post on his personal blog about how he’s modded the living crap out of his. Not only does he use it to play classic RPGs like Baldur’s Gate and Planescape Torment (I loved those games), but he’s also managed to install OS X on it and use it as a very, very mini 3G-capable drawing tablet. It’s amazing to see how high the screen resolution was on the device (250+ DPI!), although I’m very glad we’re past the days of resistive touch screen devices for smartphones (I broke the screen on my HTC TyTN because of too much use).

Granted, the Vaio UX is still very much a hobbyist device, but it’s always fun to see techies bring new life to older machines.

[via Cocoia Blog; picture also from Cocoia Blog]

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