Sun touted its Sun Ultra 3 mobile workstation alongside its Sun Ultra 20 workstation tower a part of a “try and buy” promotion to get developers to kick the tires and sign up for its developer services. The laptops come in 15-inch and 17-inch versions running either a 550 MHz or 650 MHz UltraSPARC IIi processor or a 1.28 GHz UltraSPARC IIIi processor. The Ultra 3 laptops will also sport up to 2 GB of memory installed, 512MB of RAM, a 40GB disk drive, and 2D graphics with an option to upgrade. The computers also come with 802.11b wireless networking so you can take it far away from the server room. The laptops come pre-installed with Solaris 10, Solaris 9 or Solaris 8, although Sun would rather you take the one with Solaris 10. The Ultra 3 also comes with Sun’s Java Desktop System pre-installed and either StarOffice 7.0 or GNOME 2.0 productivity software depending on which model you choose. The per-month fee is $ 39.95 or you can take the whole thing home starting at $ 3,400 for entry-level pricing. The Ultra 3 is expected to be available in July 2005.

Sun touted its Sun Ultra 3 mobile workstation alongside its Sun Ultra 20 workstation tower a part of a “try and buy” promotion to get developers to kick the tires and sign up for its developer services. The laptops come in 15-inch and 17-inch versions running either a 550 MHz or 650 MHz UltraSPARC IIi processor or a 1.28 GHz UltraSPARC IIIi processor. The Ultra 3 laptops will also sport up to 2 GB of memory installed, 512MB of RAM, a 40GB disk drive, and 2D graphics with an option to upgrade. The computers also come with 802.11b wireless networking so you can take it far away from the server room. The laptops come pre-installed with Solaris 10, Solaris 9 or Solaris 8, although Sun would rather you take the one with Solaris 10. The Ultra 3 also comes with Sun’s Java Desktop System pre-installed and either StarOffice 7.0 or GNOME 2.0 productivity software depending on which model you choose. The per-month fee is $ 39.95 or you can take the whole thing home starting at $ 3,400 for entry-level pricing. The Ultra 3 is expected to be available in July 2005.