16 years earlier than the Steam Deck, Sony’s Vaio UX was the best transportable PC ever

Is not the Steam Deck an unbelievable piece of {hardware}? Simply have a look at it, hanging round Steam’s entrance web page in all its matte black glory, promising these with copious persistence and cash fashionable PC gaming completely wherever they dare take it. Valve’s machine is a daring and exquisite factor: the current pinnacle of transportable PC play, and the start of one other technology in an extended and haphazard household tree. Its roots are the chunky Recreation Boys and laptops of the ’90s, however the Steam Deck’s closest (or not less than quirkiest) ancestor is Sony’s now sixteen-year-old, however nonetheless astonishingly stylish, Vaio UX. 

The chicness of Sony’s Vaios has all the time come at a value—one so excessive that not even in my dual-wielding bank card section did I dare order Sony’s palm-sized PC. However the lust by no means pale? Think about proudly owning a extremely tiny laptop, one so lovely it was utilized in one in every of Daniel Craig’s James Bond films.

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